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Applegate Lake

Address: Medford, OR
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Medford
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: A reservoir which offers many outdoor activities.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: A reservoir which offers many outdoor activities.
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Gold Beach, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We have camped all over the lake before, but the best spot I know of is just a bit past the lake. Go right at the T and look really good for a hidden turn on the right. Nice fire pits, right by the creek and concrete slab. It's not a campground, nor is it marked. Its locally owned property... More 

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Medford, Oregon, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Huge meandering lake with great hiking trails, swimming, boating, fishing. A Western reservoir to be sure but really clean and surrounded by beautiful forested mountains. Hike in and take a dip when you get hot.

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Central Point, Oregon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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EAGLE POINT
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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