Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Western Cascades (Oregon)

Parish Lake

Linn County, Oregon

Willamette National Forest

Fees: none

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 3357'-3530'

Current status (as of 7/22/24): past peak

Notes: A.k.a. "Parrish Lake." The bog on the west end of the lake is one of the best places in Oregon to find both native species of carnivorous sundews.

Peak wildflower bloom at Parish Lake is typically from mid-June through the end of July, but there may be some flowers blooming from late May until late August.* (In 2024, the flowers have bloomed a little earlier than normal.)

Typical year:

Featured plants: Drosera, Comarum palustre, Menyanthes trifoliata

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* The dates given on this Web site for each location's blooming season are only estimates and can vary from year to year. Weather conditions in the winter and spring can shift these dates by up to a month, especially in the mountains. For the latest updates, check the Oregon Wildflowers or PortlandHikers Facebook groups, or browse the most recent postings to iNaturalist or Instagram.