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

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Swim able man made lake

Beautiful lake. Not crowded. 45 minutes from the highway. Nice swimming beach. General store and boats on lake. Near Medford and Jacksonville. 60 minutes from Oregon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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138 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful lake. Not crowded. 45 minutes from the highway. Nice swimming beach. General store and boats on lake. Near Medford and Jacksonville. 60 minutes from Oregon Shakespeare in Ashland

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Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see for camping and day use if you want to appreciate the area. The camp store is well equipped. You can rent kayaks and paddle boards. There are 6 different campgrounds that these people run. Squaw Lake is amazing if you want seclusion and beauty.

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Central Point, Oregon
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I am not a big fan of dam created lakes. Most of the shorelines are very unappealing. Applegate Lake is one of the better looking ones.The area around the lake is very nice and the river that feeds the lake has some great spots to enjoy mother nature.

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Thank rastacubbie
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

It's a beautiful drive out to the lake. But you won't have cell service out there- at all. There's quite a few hiking trails also in the area. The infamous big foot trap is out there! Beautiful lake.

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Thank Audra W
Medford, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Applegate Lake is a reservoir for agriculture in the Applegate Valley and as such, is drawn down rather quickly over summers like those we've had recently. Last year I understand it never filled due the shortage of rainfall. However, when it is full in the spring and early summer it is wonderful. Swimmers love the Carbury Creek area and upstream... More 

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Medford, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

When the water level is up, the Applegate Lake is beautiful. There are multiple hiking trails, and super photo opportunities. Many tourists visit this area for the award winning wines as well.

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Thank Carl S
Medford, Oregon
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97 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Skip the lake itself, it was almost empty -- but the drive up from the Applegate Valley is fun. Keep on driving up to the two Squaw Lakes on winding dust roads if you're into nature and looking for some adventure. Recommended: The shortish hike to the Bigfoot trap (and nearby geocache GC1A7Z1) -- search for "Bigfoot Trap" on Wikipedia... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Hot summers, cool lake. Parking a bit tight and because of water management, have to hike down some to get to a rocky beach. Wear beach shoes as bottom is very rocky. Get beyond it though and just laze around on some floating device and you are in heaven for sure.

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Thank Maureen F
Shady Cove, Oregon, United States
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a Great place to go with the family for a picnic or just a day of play or getting the family together. It has great water sports and fishing.

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Thank Beverly T
Medford, Oregon
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I used to fish & ski there and everyone wanted to a shot at skiing, both two skis and on one ski, a lot fun.

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