This lake is a picturesque 466 acre lake with a shoreline of 4 miles.
The 4.5-mile-from-beginning-to-end McNeil Campground to Lolo Pass Road sector is a grade IV sector of whitewater on Sandy River. This sector of Sandy River is a mid difficulty segment for whitewater rafting or kayaking. A grade IV-V, 3-mile-in-distance whitewater section can be found on nearby Hood River - Lake Branch, the 3 miles above West Fork to Confluence with West Fork segment.
The 3 miles above West Fork to Confluence with West Fork segment of Hood River - Lake Branch is advised for skilled paddlers exclusively.