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A drive around the lake

First visit to Oregon.We went to visit my cousin and went sight seeing. Enjoyed driving around the... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2018
Kathy T
,
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Pleasant spot for a day

This medium sized man made lake is a good place to fish in the Spring when the lake is full. During... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Donald H
,
Jacksonville
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A reservoir which offers many outdoor activities.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Medford, OR
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

First visit to Oregon.We went to visit my cousin and went sight seeing. Enjoyed driving around the lake and seeing the lake and dam. Very tranquil and beautiful area with lots to do.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

This medium sized man made lake is a good place to fish in the Spring when the lake is full. During summer months there is a nice beach for swimming. Stand-up paddle boards can be rented.

Thank Donald H
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

Lake is not heavily developed. Fantastic day trip from Medford and surrounding areas. great for fishing, swimming and picnicking and some Camping. The drive there is scenic and has many things to see. The area is home to a booming wine industry with several wine...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

Went kayaking at Applegate Lake. It's huge. I drove around looking for a place to put my kayak in and ended up on French Gulch. Lots of families scattered at pull outs around the lake. Grassy area looked nice but too far to pull a...More

1  Thank cathy s
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

Applegate Lake is really beautiful. It's great for paddle-boarding, kayaking, and canoeing. The surrounding forest is gorgeous. I would not recommend eating any fish you might catch from it; however, as I understand the mercury levels are high.

2  Thank blissfulliving
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

If the kids want to swim and the adults do, what a fun place . The fishing is great along with the fresh air and beautiful scenery. Fun beach area with the grass sloping down to the water. Boat launches, overnight camping and exploring trails...More

Thank BCSTEELIE
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

Growing up here in Southern Oregon, we always headed up to Applegate lake during the summer days to go swimming, have a drink or fish. This has been very popular for a long time, the more water we have, the better lake conditions are up...More

Thank mwilliamsmw70
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

This is a great place to boat. It can be busy but it is worth it. It is really quite if you go out in the water and there are some nice trails nearby. Wathc out for Dog poop if you plan on lying around...More

Thank Joe D
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

Surrounded by mountains, sitting on a grassy slope while the kids try to drown each other. Laid back and lovely.

Thank Lesslee
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Reviewed December 20, 2016

Lived in the Valley throughout my life. Upon a recent trip up to Applegate. We found the place littered with trash and disrespectful people with bad attitudes in different locations @ the lake. If you are seeking a clean, friendly, respectful environment. I am sad...More

1  Thank amtaxidermy
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