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Address: Medford, OR

A scenic lake with good fishing.

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Beautiful lake and great hiking!

We recently spent some time at Howard Prairie. We took a hike to Willow Point which was not only scenic, but we also saw deer in various areas. We took a boat ride on the lake... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 14, 2016
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Medford, OR
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Summer swims, camping, Spring mushroom hunting, Winter hiking. Get out of town and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.

Thank Lesslee
Southern Oregon
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Howard Prairie Lake had been a family favorite for many years! When you live in the Rogue Valley you have so much beauty that surrounds you that choices for weekend getaways or just a day drive on your day off are myriad! Howard Prairie is one of our many trout fishing lakes that had suffered from drought conditions in recent... More 

Thank tejae_12
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We recently spent some time at Howard Prairie. We took a hike to Willow Point which was not only scenic, but we also saw deer in various areas. We took a boat ride on the lake which was very pleasant. Our friends were able to catch three good-sized trout within one hour! The camp hosts were also very friendly! The... More 

Thank Maui2014NMR
Meridian, Idaho
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29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Originally from Oregon the lakes are amazing, the mountains and fresh air is breath taking. If you have the chance to witness Howard Prairie Lake after the winter has hit and still has signs of snow you will love it. The water has an aqua blue look.

Thank Louis R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

It is way up in the mountains so it did not get very warm. Very far from town, so don't forget anything! The lake is really for fishing... My kids tried to swim, but I got too nervous after we found multiple fishing hooks. Both bathrooms, although they were kept clean, were not "close" to camp. The one closest to... More 

Thank Rebecca E
Medford, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

We have camped here multiple times and love it. The staff at the store and the boat marina are fantastic and go above and beyond. Camp sites are clean and camp hosts are friendly, showers are free and bathrooms always have been clean!

Thank Laura M
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

Friendly, helpful staff at the store/restaurant and marina. Clean and beautiful! No wi-fi reception, which forced my teens to "unplug" and unwind -- relaxing! Cool mountain breezes allowed an escape from the valley's hot weather. The Resort's ice cream cookie sandwiches were yummy.

Thank Tiffanie L
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Beautiful place out in the mountains. The park I went to had a small store with food and drinks, which is nice. I have AT&T and had mostly no service. Lots of picnic tables, nice bathrooms and a great view. We set up our hammocks out here and enjoyed the nice breeze and relaxed.

Thank Audra W
Puerto Vallarta
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Jackson County has quite a very good parks. This one is excellent! Nice campsites near the lake. The staff at the county are absolutely terrific to schedule and work with. This is quite a drive up from Ashland. Up Dead Indian Memorial Road about 45 minutes. But absolutely stunning country to drive through!

1 Thank CharlesBBishop
Medford, Oregon
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41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Beautiful, beautiful area! Great for relaxing, fishing and camping or hiking. The views are incredible too

Thank ltorguson

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