030 - ODESSA LAKE
EMERGENCIES: In case of emergency, call 911. Area map shows the location of the nearest phone.
Site Location: Site is in a subalpine spruce/fir forest east of lake. A bridge crosses Fern Creek to reach trail to site. A wood sign indicates the path to the site; the path may be marked by red arrowheads on trees. Camp safely away from standing dead trees, as near as is safely possible to the silver metal arrowhead.
Number of Sites: 2 (Maximum of 2 tents at east site)
Elevation: 10,020 feet
Distance: 4.1 miles from Bear Lake TH, 4.4 miles from Fern Lake TH
Approximate Travel Time: 3 to 5 hours
Elevation Change: Net gain 540 feet from Bear Lake TH (1,180 feet gain; 640 feet loss), 1,870 feet gain from Fern Lake TH
Privy: YES **ADD PEAT PLEASE**
Water Source: Water is available from outlet stream on east side of lake. Boil or adequately treat all water.
To Reach the Trailhead (TH): Bear Lake TH: From Beaver Meadows Visitor Center follow Hwy 36 west to Bear Lake Road (approximately 1.3 miles). Turn left onto Bear Lake Road. TH is at the end of Bear Lake Road (approximately 9 miles after leaving Hwy 36). Parking along road may result in your vehicle being towed. If TH parking is full, use another established parking lot or use the Shuttle Bus when it is available.
Last updated: August 12, 2023