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DutchTX
The Woodlands, TX697 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
About 7.5 miles hike (moderate to strenuous) to hike: Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, Emerald Lake, and take a side trip to Haiyaha Lake and Jewel Lake. Each of the lakes past them. Highly recommend Jewel Lake.
Written 10 September 2023
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,773 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
On the trail to Emerald Lake, this is the first lake you will reach. I would say the view was incredible but the day we hiked the fog was so thick you could see very little. Still this lake was probably the best in the fog. It is the lake with the most vegetation in the lake. Again I wish I could have seen the view but it was also neat to see in the fog.
Written 5 December 2022
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George S
Miami Beach, FL1,612 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This is the first lake of the triad on the Emerald Lake Trail — about 1/2 mile on the trail and at a 200 feet elevation gain — at this point an easy hike. It was covered with water lilies and vegetation and little murky. But it was relatively average when compared to the other two lakes - Dream and Emerald.
Written 2 November 2022
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Kelly B
Iowa5,157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Pretty little lake covered in lily pads. Because it’s relatively easy to get to, it was a bit crowded and loud when I was there late afternoon/early evening.
Written 29 July 2022
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Kathi H
Lincoln, NE75 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
You must pass this lake on the way to Dream Lake. Not much to look at in the fall. I think it would be beautiful in the spring/summer when the lilies are in bloom.
Written 7 October 2021
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boschert5
15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This is a super cute lake that we passed on our way to Dream Lake. I wouldn't call it a highlight of our trip but a cool site for sure.
Written 10 August 2021
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Steve5863
Avon, OH12,851 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Nymph Lake is the first of three lakes along the excellent Emerald Lake Trail in the Bear Lake section of the park. While only 0.5 miles (0.8k) from the trailhead, it is a fairly steady climb at an altitude that makes for a moderate hike. While the lake is pretty enough, full of lily pads and surrounded by mountain views, the best is yet to come with Dream Lake in another 0.6 miles (1.0k) and Emerald Lake, another 0.7 miles (1.1k) beyond Dream Lake, if one still has legs for the continuing gentle but steady climb.
Written 28 September 2020
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CraftBeers
Plano, TX25,230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Read this review in conjunction with Bear Lake Trailhead. It explains park access, parking, reservations and available trails.

Nymph Lake is the second stop on a four lake hike that begins with Bear Lake at the ranger station and parking lot. All four lakes require a one-way 1.8 mile hike. Nymph is at the .5 mile marker. The climb is relatively easy, which is why you will find the most amount of people on this section of the trail. Half the people hiking wear masks while the other half turn away as they pass you. Some even stop and step off the trail to keep a six foot distance.

Nymph Lake is beautiful, but it is the least impressive of the four. It's closer to a lily covered pond than a lake. Stop here for a few pictures and a brief rest, but definitely move on to other two (Dream and Emerald) that are spectacular.

I found a pair of Mallard ducks hanging out here. It was fun to watch them swim around the lily pads. Steller's Jay were everywhere.
Written 11 August 2020
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travelbug
Pensacola, FL1,014 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
This lake was worth a stop on the way to dream lake. It is truly pristine. Lovely Mountain View’s but it is well worth it to keep walking to dream lake.
Written 24 June 2020
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turbotrevor
Waco, TX474 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The lake itself is not huge, but has lots of lily pads to see. The hike to and from the lake is fun and full of good sights.
Written 9 December 2019
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