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Address: Medford, OR
Description: A reservoir which offers many outdoor activities.

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Lots of Hiking Options

There are hiking trails around the lake and a popular one is to go to the end and turn left on a dirt road to the trailhead. With two cars you can use a shuttle and do 8 miles in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
canuck22SanFrancisco
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Medford, Oregon
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Medford, Oregon
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188 reviews 188 reviews
33 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There are hiking trails around the lake and a popular one is to go to the end and turn left on a dirt road to the trailhead. With two cars you can use a shuttle and do 8 miles in one direction. For serious hikers there are options close by like Mount Collins and Horse Camp. The latter is 3150... More 

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Yuba City, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

beautiful drive, the water was pretty dried up but it was still gorgeous, definitely worth visiting. i took tons of beautiful pictures, will be back again

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Gold Beach, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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