Bolan Lake

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Bolan Lake is a 12 acre, high mountain lake with a shoreline of Douglas-fir, pine and hemlock. It provides cool relief from the hot, Illinois Valley temperatures of July and August, and is a pleasant place to swim, picnic, or fish. Rainbow trout are stocked a few times each year. The wildflowers are amazing here in the early summer; look for the bright orange lilies that grow along the lakeshore! 

Overlooking Bolan Lake is Bolan Lookout, an old fire lookout that is available for overnight stays. Reservations must be made at