Diamond Lake

A calm and quiet escape at Diamond Lake, in Umpqua National Forest.

Diamond Lake, Umpqua National Forest

The view from our spot, L9.

In an effort to not spend tons of time on the road at a time, we stopped at Diamond Lake on our way to Bend, OR. We just stayed a few nights, and it mostly rained, but it was beautiful, and not very busy.

Our spot was perfection, L9. It was the end of a loop, so we didn't have neighbors for a ways, and we were right on the lake. You can swim, kayak, and fish on the lake. There's a trail around the lake, too. It's beautiful.

Exploring Diamond Lake
Oscar at Diamond Lake

We mostly just hunkered down and stayed in, taking a few long walks. Some recharge time.

Marj (our travel travel)
Kyle, Diamond Lake

Kyle had to head out to get better cell reception, and had a burger while he was at it. He liked it so much, he had another one. When he came home, he was raving about this tiny cafe, we when we left for Bend, we went and I took this photo to commemorate Kyle's excitement.

Diamond Lake Junction Cafe & Quick Mart was right at the intersection of highway 138 and 97, had great food, great service, and a charming small town atmosphere. 10/10.


Kyle at Diamond Lake Junction Cafe

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