Hemlock Lake is a man-made reservoir located in the North Umpqua Forest at an elevation of 4000 feet. Located almost 22 miles east of Glide, Hemlock lake is as quiet and secluded as it gets. Although there is a small campground and picnic area, modern day amenities are not a large part of this peaceful, forested setting.
The lake itself is a 28 acre reservoir measuring 33 feet at its deepest point. It has one boat ramp located on the east side of the lake at Hemlock Meadows. On this side of the lake, there is also a day use picnic area.
On the west side of the lake is a small dam and campground. The campground is very secluded amongst the trees and yields only 13 campsites. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and fire pit. Although there are water faucets, they are not suitable for drinking. There are two vault toilets and trash receptacles. Although lacking in amenities this is an incredibly quiet and peaceful campground for those who truly want to escape the everyday hustle and bustle of life.
Hemlock Lake is kept stocked with rainbow trout by the ODFW. Fishing is open year round, but winter snows make it difficult to reach the lake between October and March. Most anglers are successful using power bait or worms, although wedding ring lures and flies also produce successful catches of rainbow trout.