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Howard Prairie Lake

Medford, OR
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Ranked #7 of 14 Attractions in Medford
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing
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Owner description: A scenic lake with good fishing.
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

One of my favorite places to fish at.Beautifull area with all the boats out on the water.Enjoy watching all the different birds that frequent the area.The Restaurant is pretty good,little spendy.

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

My favorite mountain lake around here. We rent a patio boat for the family and a couple of the kids' friends, stay out for 4-6 hours fishing and swimming. Got some big bass and trout last few years.

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Central Point, Oregon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is a beautiful lake when full, but recent droughts have left it a little low. There's a lovely campground, a cafe, boat docks, boat rentals. It's a fun place. Drive up the mountains to get there is half of the fun because of beautiful scenery Jane L.

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
20 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

A local sailing club (Rogue Yacht Club) hosts regattas on this lake, and they are excellent. These are not really large yachts, but smaller rigs. Sail on!

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Medford, Oregon
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We camp or boat at Howard Prairie several times durng the summer. The campling experience is alwasy enjoyable, especially if you get a lakeside camp spot. Watching the Canadian Geese and the American Whte Pelicans that frequent the lake, is an experience not to miss. You will also see lots of Osprey and even Bald Eagles. My husband was amazed... More

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Phoenix, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We live in So. Or. but never camped on the south end of the Valley. Heard great reviews of Howard Prairie Lake Campground so decided to give it a go. Reserved a site online which was easy and nice but that was about the only thing I liked. The sites are either on a hillside with your neighbors right on... More

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Wilderville, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Nice Jackson county campground about 4500ft in elevation. Large sites with lots of trees, but not very level for large rvs. There were deer, ducks, geese and two bald eagles fishing across the lake. Sail boats, ski boats paddle boats and of course fishing boats. They have Friendly staff and host. Little store with mostly fishing tackle, cafe, soft serve... More

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fort Jones Calif
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

My wife and I have come here quit often over the years for lunch, takes us about an hour to get here from home. Yesterday we came, parked and took the dog to the boat ramp to get him wet before we went in to eat. Walked the dog around the parking lot for a quick drip dry, gone about... More

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Ashland, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

In the Cascade Mountains about 30 minutes from Ashland, it's at the base of at Mt. McLaughlin shown in the picture. A "must see" spot if you're visiting Southern Oregon

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Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Great place to get away from the hectic! A great place to fish, relax by the lake, camp in the many campgrounds around the lake or at the resort that has full hook-up. The store and restaurant at the resort have the basics for supplies.

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