There are over 100 licensed businesses in Lakeside, including a motel, café’s, RV resorts, taverns, a grocery store, towing and automotive services, a rock shop, second hand stores, etc. We have a post office and an excellent public library complete with Internet service. The county Park is nearby with day use and camping facilities.
Major events during the year begin on Mother’s Day Weekend with our Crawdad Festival which has drawn over 10,000 to our area. The Independence Day Celebration is held at the County Park and includes vendors, a car show, and a fabulous fireworks display over the lake. The third week in August is the Columbia Drag Boat Association’s annual Drag Boat Races on Tenmile Lake. Other summer activities include cardboard boat races and free fishing days for kids. The annual community tree lighting ceremony is the first Saturday in December
Several resorts are in the surrounding area that accommodate RV and/or tent campers. Wildlife species found in the area include elk, deer, beaver, raccoons, opossum, river otters, muskrats, nutria, red and gray foxes, bear, cougar, majestic bald eagles, osprey, blue heron, and several species of duck.
Tenmile Lake has 42 miles of shoreline, and encompasses 3,000 surface acres of fishing and water sport fun. Many Pro Bass tournaments are held at the lake. A marina is available to rent small boats, or you can enjoy the fishing dock and try your skills at catching largemouth bass, steelhead, black crappie, yellow perch or rainbow trout.
In the early 1940’s, Lakeside was a known retreat for Hollywood’s rich and famous. The South Coast has the largest and widest range of sand dunes in the Pacific Northwest. ATV and dune buggy rentals are only minutes away, or take a walk along the ocean beaches. A ten-minute drive north of Lakeside, visitors can charter boats for a deep-sea fishing experience. Other activities on the local beaches and bay include crabbing and clamming. For more information, please call the City of Lakeside, M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 541-759-3011.