Jason Taylor and Derek DeBorde purchased Lost Lake Resort in 2012. A resort at Lost Lake has been in operation since 1921 and runs with a permit on land managed by the US Forest Service. Set on the edge of a 245-acre lake with majestic views of Mount Hood, this lodge and camping retreat is open from May to October. Lost Lake Resort features 148 campsites, a public boat launch, an accessible fishing dock and numerous trails. Visitors can rent clear bottom boats, kayaks, row boats, pedal boats and paddle boards both hourly and daily. Rentals and services can be scheduled and paid for at the General Store, which also carries a variety of items ranging from fishing tackle and camping equipment to toys, beer and wine. Another one of the many attractions at Lost Lake is the old growth boardwalk, an interpretive trail the meanders through one of Oregon’s large old growth stands.
With financing through Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD) Taylor and DeBorde were able to complete a comprehensive remodel and tune up of the resort that included the addition of a new cabin, new rental units, new shower and laundry facilities, a new boat house and a new restaurant, the Lost Lake Grille.
The MCEDD Loan Program is available to entrepreneurs, startup businesses and existing businesses doing business in the five county (Sherman, Hood River, Wasco, Klickitat and Skamania) Mid-Columbia area. This loan program is part of MCEDD’s efforts to strengthen and support the region’s economy. Contact Isreal Ayala Guevara at 541-296-2266 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on MCEDD’s Loan Program.