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Applegate Lake

Medford, OR
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Ranked #8 of 16 attractions in Medford
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: A reservoir which offers many outdoor activities.
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Central Point, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is average as lakes go. It's a relatively large lake. Kids often take the scary jump off the bridge into the water. I wouldn't do that or course. The lake is a long drive from Medford, but it's a beautiful drive on country roads. While you're out that way, a stop at McKee Bridge and the restaurant there is... More

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Medford, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This used to be a great place to go but is not taken care of like it used to be. The lake is beautiful but sometimes there can be a little rowdy crowd with no one to control situations. The area is a beautiful place.

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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice lake for picnicking and swimming. I've never fished there but many people do. Some areas have late season opening due to weather but a clean place and nice for families.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Brilliant spots all along the lake/dam. # friends picknicked there, in the creek in cool, clear untainted water.....had the time of our life, and even did a small amount of river rafting on our butts....great fun

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Applegate lake is a fun spot to come if you're looking for low-key lake activities. There's a nice swimming spot (Harper's Bar, I think?) at the far end of the lake, but it does get crowded pretty quickly on weekends or holidays. If you're looking to whip around on a boat or go tubing or water skiing, head up to... More

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Woodland, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

worth checking out when in southern oregon, there is also an applegate river. the town of jacksonville is fun to visit on your drive out to applegate lake.

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Medford, OR
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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A small lake without the hustle and bustle of larger skiing lakes. You can hike around (spring wildflowers are nice) or go for a swim or go camping. Across the lake is a trail to the "Bigfoot Trap". hahaha Very Oregon thing to see. The drive up to the lake takes you through some of the prettiest countryside. A nice... More

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Jacksonville, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This has a great dedicated swimming area - strictly fishing and relaxing. The only thing it lacks is some sort of lodge or dining facility. Bring your own picnic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The drive out there is a fun wildly winding road through forest and mountains but upon arrival only a small parking area is available. The water front has a small beach but theres a nice rock to swim out to and sun yourself. Up ahead there is a large bridge witch many of the locals jump off of depending on... More

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Ashland, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Took our 20 year old son to swimming area of lake. First time for all of us. Lots of area to spread out and enjoy the sun and activities. Nice beach area for floating on rafts, etc. water always a bit on the cold side due to mostly snow runoff, but great on a hot summer day! Definitely worth checking... More

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