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Went kayaking at Applegate Lake. It's huge. I drove around looking for a place to put my kayak in... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
cathy s
via mobile
Great for Paddle-boarding and Kayaking

Applegate Lake is really beautiful. It's great for paddle-boarding, kayaking, and canoeing. The... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Medford, Oregon
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A reservoir which offers many outdoor activities.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 25 May 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
Reviewed 23 May 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.

1  Thank blissfulliving
Reviewed 11 April 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

Reviewed 1 March 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
Reviewed 14 February 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
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

Thank Lesslee
Reviewed 21 December 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

Thank amtaxidermy
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Great place for swimming, boating, picnics, camping in summer. In winter I run the trails here with my dog. There is poison oak though so beware. Bring Technu.

Thank Shar V
Reviewed 22 October 2016

After you get over the breathtaking views surrounding you when you stand atop the dam you realize the sheer quiet in the air. Nothing but nature, it was like music to our ears. This is in Ruch (pronounced "Roosh") but you pass through historic Jacksonville...More

Thank Karin S
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Beautiful lake for recreation or relaxing with family or friends...driving thru wine country in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon, ending up at this beautiful mountain lake for a swim, picnic,or just to relax will make this side trip so very worth while....enjoy

Thank mofishmo
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