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right up the road

I live about 15 miles from Applegate Lake. There are not a ton of services up there but I do have... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2018
Ruch, Oregon
Beautiful lake but can get crowded in summer

It's a great place to go during the week; weekends during summer are pretty packed and can get... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Virginia A
Medford, Oregon
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

I live about 15 miles from Applegate Lake. There are not a ton of services up there but I do have to say that during the summer the water temperature is close to perfect for a swim. Cool and refreshing but not cold.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank alanvoetsch
Reviewed August 19, 2018

It's a great place to go during the week; weekends during summer are pretty packed and can get nerve-wracking. If a person can take time off during the week, it's a great place to go and swim, have a picnic. Weekends - not so much....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Virginia A
Reviewed August 4, 2018

In June 2017 my sister and I did a ride on the RV through Oregon and California. We also visited the Hart Tish Caqpground at the Applegate Lakenear Jakcsonville, Oregon. The welcome was very friendly and we immedialtely felt comfortable. So we visit again this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank IreneB3243
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Kathy T
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.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank donaldh_13
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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank chief6824
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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank cathy s
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank blissfulliving
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank mwilliamsmw70
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