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Wasco lake
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Wasco Lake viewed from Pacific Crest Trail
Location Jefferson County, Oregon
Type Natural alpine lake
Basin countries United States
Surface area 17.3 acres (7.0 ha)
Shore length1 .6 mi (0.97 km)
Surface elevation 5,115 ft (1,559 m)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Wasco Lake is a glacially formed alpine lake located in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States. A part of the Mount Jefferson Wilderness Area, Wasco Lake is a popular hiking destination and can be accessed via the Pacific Crest Trail.

In 2003, the devastating B&B Complex Fire hit the area of Wasco Lake.


Wasco Lake is located at an elevation of 5,115 ft (1,559 m) on the eastern slope of Three Fingered Jack in the Cascade Mountain Range and is a part of the Mount Jefferson Wilderness Area.

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