Featured Lakes on the Fremont-Winema National Forest

Miller Lake

Miller LakeMiller Lake. Digit Point campground sits at 5,600 feet elevation on the shoreline of Miller Lake. Rainbow trout and brown trout are stocked by the Oregon Department Fish and Wildlife annually. At over 600 acres, Miller Lake has become one of the best brown trout fisheries in the State of Oregon. Brown trout are generally caught by trolling in the deeper water or by fishing along the shoreline in the evening. A fishing regulation change now allows fishing for brown trout 24 hours/day. Check the fishing regulations. Nearly all forms of tackle will work. While fishing for kokanee salmon is good, they are considered to be over-abundant and generally do not attain desired size. Miller Lake is not generally fished in the winter.

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, 4 X 4, Boat
Barrier Free Access: Yes
Hiking: 4 miles
Driving Directions: Travel 12 miles west of U.S. Highway 97 and town of Chemult, Oregon on the Miller Lake Road (9772). This is a gravel surface road, but is very suitable for RV travel.
Fish Species: Trophy Brown Trout, Kokanee salmon, Rainbow trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Digit Point Campground offers a full array of activities including camping, boating, swimming, fishing, and hiking. It's a great access point to the Mt. Thielson Wilderness for hikers. Amenities include piped water, flush toilets, an RV dump station and a swimming beach. There is a $9/night fee for use of the campground. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are 6 picnic sites and 64 tent/RV sites. Mosquitoes can be a serious factor so be prepared.

Lake of the Woods

Lake of the WoodsWater quality is very good, although the lake is generally less than 50 feet deep. Since the lake is heavily used for recreational boating (water skiing, jet skies, sailing), fishing is best early and later in the day. There is a good fishery for brown trout, rainbow trout, yellow perch and brown bullhead. Brown trout can achieve trophy size. Though more infrequently caught, largemouth bass can also attain good size. In the winter, some ice-fishing for yellow perch occurs.

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, 4 X 4, Boat
Barrier Free Access: Yes
Hiking: 3 miles
Driving Directions: Lake of the Woods is located just off Highway 140 about 33 miles northwest of Klamath Falls, Oregon and 32 miles east of Medford, Oregon. For Aspen Point travel 0.6 miles south on Forest Road 3704 from Hwy 140. For Sunset Point travel two miles south on Forest Road 3704 from Hwy 140.
Fish Species: Kokanee, Rainbow trout, Brown trout, Largemouth bass, Brown bullhead, Yellow perch, Black crappie
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Year-round
Campgrounds: Winema National Forest Camping:
Aspen Point Campground - Aspen Point is located on the shoreline of Lake of the Woods at 5,000 feet elevation. This site is operated by a concessionaire under permit to the Winema National Forest. The area offers camping, boating, canoeing, swimming, fishing, picnicking, mountain biking and hiking. Amenities include piped water, flush toilets, an RV dump station and accessible restrooms. There is a fee for use of the area. Most sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but some are available by reservation. Aspen Point offers 20 picnic sites, 6 tent sites, 55 tent/RV sites, drinking water and accessible facilities. There is an Oregon Marine Board boat launch and pier. Motors of all types are permitted on the lake.Sunset at Lake of the Woods is also situated on the shoreline of Lake of the Woods. This site is also operated by a concessionaire. The area offers camping, boating, swimming, fishing, and hiking. Amenities include piped water and flush toilets. There is a fee for use of the area. Most sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but some are available by reservation.There is also a resort at the lake near the campgrounds that offers lodging/camping, supplies, food and boat rentals.

Fourmile Lake

Fourmile LakeFourmile Lake has nearly 740 surface acres, a maximum depth of nearly 170 feet and sits at 5,800 feet elevation. Lake trout have been introduced by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife with hopes of providing another trophy fishery. Kokanee salmon are taken by trolling with spinners, flies or bait, or by fishing near the lake bottom. Naturally reproducing brook trout (up to 15 inches) can be taken by trolling or with flies. The best fishing for brook trout is in the fall (Sept-Oct). Rainbow trout are stocked and can achieve good size. The best fishing for rainbow trout is in the spring or fall. There is no developed boat launch here and boats must be backed down to the waters edge. Since the lake is managed as a water reservoir, lake levels are often very low and boat access can be difficult. The lake is generally windy and rough during the late afternoon and boaters need to remain alert to water conditions.

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, 4 X 4
Barrier Free Access: No
Hiking: Yes
Driving Directions: Travel 35 miles northwest of Klamath Falls on Highway 140 to Road 3661 then go north six miles north to the lake and campground.
Fish Species: Brook trout, Rainbow trout, Kokanee, Lake trout.
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Fourmile Lake Campground is located on the shoreline of Fourmile Lake near the foot of Mt. McLaughlin. The site has been upgraded recently to separate camping facilities for those packing into the wilderness with horses. The area offers camping, boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking and horsepacking. It is a great starting point for your exploration of Sky Lakes Wilderness and Mt. McLaughlin. Hand pumped water and stock facilities are provided. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The campground offers six picnic sites, 25 tent/RV sites. There is a fee for camping. The site is not fully accessible to all users.

Upper Klamath Lake

Upper Klamath LakeUpper Klamath Lake, while nearly 100 square miles in size is a very shallow lake. As a result, it is high in nutrients. Large rainbow trout (over 20 inches) are the principal attraction. Each year a few fish as large at 17-20 pound are taken, although the average fish is in the 2-5 pound range. The lake offers spectacular scenery of the Sky Lake and Mountain Lakes Wilderness Areas, and abundant waterfowl viewing opportunities in addition to excellent fishing. By mid-summer, warm water temperatures congregate fish near spring-fed tributaries like Pelican Bay, Recreation Creek, Crystal Creek, and the mouths of the Wood and Williamson Rivers. Other fishing opportunities include yellow perch and brown bullhead. Due to its size, Upper Klamath lake can become very windy and rough and boaters should remain cautious.

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, 4 X 4, Boat
Barrier Free Access: Yes
Hiking: No
Driving Directions: Travel 22 miles northwest of Klamath Falls on Hwy 140. Turn on Forest Road 3639 one mile north to Odessa Creek, or Turn north onto the Westside Road at Rocky Point and access the lake at the Rocky Point Boat Launch.
Fish Species: Redband trout, yellow perch, brown bullhead
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Year-round
Campgrounds: Odessa Campground sits at 4,100 feet elevation. It offers 5 tent/RV sites, unimproved boating access, drinking water and picnicking. Sites are available on a first-come basis. This site does not provide barrier free access to boating, fishing or the outhouse. The boating access site at Rocky Point provides day-use and parking only. There is barrier free access to restrooms, boat launching facilities and a recreational fishing pier. Large trout are occasionally taken from this pier. At this time there is no fee for the use of this site.

Mountain Lakes Wilderness and Sky Lakes Wilderness

Mountain Lakes Wilderness and Sky Lakes WildernessSky Lakes Wilderness - Rainbow trout and brook trout are stocked into the following lakes: Squaw, Badger, Woodpecker, Long, Bert, Deer, Elizabeth, Isherwood, Heavenly Lakes, Wizard, Francis, Sonja, Trapper, Margurette, Donna, Deep, Snow, Wind and Puck Lakes. Mountain Lakes Wilderness - Rainbow trout and brook trout are stocked into the following lakes: Harriette, Echop, South Pass, Mystic, Como, Clover and Weston. The high mountain lakes generally are not accessible until late June or early July due to snow. They range in size, but all are relatively shallow and have the highest water quality and clarity. All methods will take fish, including small spinners, bait or flies.

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, 4 X 4, Boat, Horse
Barrier Free Access: No
Hiking: Yes
Driving Directions: Principal trailheads for access to the Sky Lakes Wilderness high lakes include Sevenmile, Cherry Creek, Nannie Creek, Cold Springs, and Fourmile Lake. Principal trailheads for access to the Mountain Lakes Wilderness high lakes include: Clover Creek, Varney Creek and Lake of the Woods.
Fish Species: Brook trout, rainbow trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Backpacking or horsepacking is the only way to reach the fishing in high lakes. Some lakes have restrictions on lakeside camping so be sure to check the regulations. Be sure to contact the Winema National Forest for information on large party size. There are no established camping facilities at the trailheads other than Lake of the Woods and Fourmile Lake. Because the high lakes are so numerous, those wishing to visit these areas should contact the forest for a map of the areas.

Dog Lake

Dog Lake -1Dog Lake is approximately 208 acres at 5100 feet above sea level. Ice fishing is great in Winter!

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, Boat
Barrier Free Access:
Hiking:
Driving Directions: From Lakeview, take Highway 140 west for 10 miles, then turn left on County Road 1-13. Go on County Road 1-13 for 4 miles and turn right on County Road 1-11D. Go on County Road 1-11D for 4 miles and the road turns into Forest Road 4017. Stay on 4017 for 12 miles, going past Drews Reservoir, and you should see the Dog Lake signs.
Fish Species: Largemouth bass, perch, crappie, catfish
Fishing Methods: Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Year-round
Campgrounds: Dog Lake Campground

Lofton Reservoir

Lofton ReservoirLofton Reservoir is 41 acres at 6100 feet above sea level. It is located in a High forest setting, and boats are allowed only with electric motors at a speed no more than 5 mph.

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, Boat
Barrier Free Access: Accessible fishing pier
Hiking:
Driving Directions:
From Lakeview, travel 25 miles west on Highway 140, and turn left on Forest Road 3715. Take Forest Road 3715 for 7 miles, then turn left on Forest Road 013. Continue on Forest Road 013 for 1 mile and you should see the campground entrance sign.
Fish Species: Rainbow trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Lofton Campground

Heart Lake

Heart LakeHeart Lake is a day-use only lake at 19 acres and 5700 feet above sea level. It is located in a secluded forest niche that allows boats with electric motors only, traveling no more than 5 mph.

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, Boat
Barrier Free Access:
Hiking:

Driving Directions: From Bly, travel 13 miles east on Highway 140, and turn right on Forest Road 3715. Take Forest Road 3715 (paved but narrow) for 7 miles, then turn right on Forest Road 012. Continue on Forest Road 012 for 1 mile and you should see the picnic area entrance.
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Lofton Campground

Cottonwood Meadows Reservoir

Cottonwood Meadows ReservoirCottonwood Meadows Reservoir is 39 acres of forest setting surrounded by large ponderosa pines and aspens. It is 6130 feet above sea level.

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, Boat
Barrier Free Access:
Hiking:
Driving Directions:
From Lakeview, take Highway 140 west for 24 miles, then turn right on Forest Road 3870. Go on Forest Road 3870 for 8 miles and you should see the campground and trailhead entrance signs.
Fish Species: Rainbow and brook trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Cottonwood Recreation Area

 

 

Thompson Reservoir

Thompson ReservoirThompson Reservoir is in a quiet forest setting at 2179 acres and 5000 feet above sea level.

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, Boat
Barrier Free Access:
Hiking:
Driving Directions:
From Silver Lake, take Forest Road 28 for 13 miles, then turn right on Forest Road 014. This is Eastbay Campground. To Thompson Reservoir campground, take Forest Road 27 for 13 miles, then turn left on Forest Road 287.
Fish Species: Rainbow trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Thompson Reservoir, Eastbay Campground (fee $8.00), Alder Springs

Campbell Lake

Campbell LakeCampbell Lake is a high mountain lake in a lodgepole setting. It is 21 acres at 7195 feet in elevation. Electric motors only are permitted, traveling no more than 5 mph.

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, Boat
Barrier Free Access:
Hiking:

Driving Directions: From Paisley Ranger District Office: Go ½ mile north on Highway 31, and turn left on Mill Street. Mill Street becomes Forest Road 33 at the "Y" junction. Stay to the left and continue on Forest Road 33 for 20 miles. At the "T" intersection with paved road 28, stay to the right. Follow Forest Road 28 for 11 miles, watch for the well marked turn to Campbell Lake, take a left at the junction with Forest Road 033. Two miles on this gravelled road will lead to the Campbell Lake Campground entrance.
Fish Species: Rainbow trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Campbell Lake, Dead Horse Lake

Dead Horse Lake

Dead Horse LakeDead Horse Lake is a high mountain lake with grassy and pebble beaches. It is 31 acres at 7372 feet in elevation. Electric motors only are permitted, traveling no more than 5 mph.

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, Boat
Barrier Free Access:
Hiking:
Driving Directions:
From Lakeview: Take Highway 140 West 3 miles, then turn right onto County Road 2-16. Go on County Road 2-16 for 5 miles. Turn left onto County Road 2-16A and within 2 miles, you will be on Forest Road 28. Follow Forest Road 28 for 28 miles, watch for the well marked turn to Campbell Lake, take a left at the junction with Forest Road 033. Three miles on this gravelled road will lead to the Campbell Lake Campground entrance.
Fish Species: Rainbow trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Dead Horse Lake, Campbell Lake

Vee Lake

Vee Lake -Vee Lake is a site with ponderosa pines and aspen stands, on the edge of the High Desert. Located here is the trailhead for the Fremont National Recreation Trail. Electric motors only are permitted, traveling no more than 5 mph.

Vehicle/Fishing Access: 2 X 4, Boat
Barrier Free Access:
Hiking:
Driving Directions:
From Lakeview Ranger District Office: Go 2½ miles north on Highway 395, and turn right on Highway 140. Take Highway 140 east for 8 miles, then turn left on Forest Road 3615. Go on Forest Road 3615 for 13½ miles and then turn right onto Forest Road 3616. Follow Forest Road 3616 for 5 miles and you should see the lake.
Fish Species: Rainbow trout
Fishing Methods: Fly, Spin, Bait
Angling Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Campgrounds: Vee Lake, Mud Creek Forest Camp