Aptly named, Strawberry Lake sits not far from Strawberry Mountain in the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. Sitting in the heart of eastern Oregon roughly about half way between The Dalles and Boise, as the crow flies. The lake is a naturally formed lake fed by winter snowmelt, is relatively shallow, and a high elevation lake with beautiful views. A popular destination for hikers, horseback riders, and fishermen, you will not be alone in the wilderness. You may also see wildlife such as elk, deer, or mountain goats on the hillsides above the lake. There is free parking if you wish to stop for a hike, or you can choose to stay at the nearby campground and really get a feel for the sounds and sights of the Strawberry Wilderness area. What a beautiful area to catch a sunrise!
It is about a 1 mile walk from the trailhead to the lake. The Strawberry Lake Campground offers a nice circular campground with picnic tables, vault toilets, firepits, and drinking water. It is best for tent camping, as the road may not be good for trailers. From the campground you can access trailheads that will take you to Strawberry Lake, or to Little Strawberry Lake. The trails are dirt and rock and not wheelchair accessible.
Get more information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/malheur/recreation/recarea/?recid=40166&actid=50