Rainbow Bay Day Use Area at Lake of the Woods

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Located 40 minutes northwest of Klamath Falls, Oregon, Rainbow Bay Day use Area lies adjacent to Lake of the Woods Resort.

Rainbow Bay is a popular destination for day outings, thanks to its accessibility to Lake of the Woods and generous amenities. There are two vaulted toilets, picnic tables, campfire rings, BBQ pedestal, potable water, parking spots, including boat trailer parking spaces.

Rainbow Bay is ideal for family reunions, weddings, and other special events. If you’re seeking water recreation, it’s a great location with a convenient boat launch and nearby Lake of the Woods Marina for rentals. Fishing, water skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming are some water activities to try at Rainbow Bay. 

At a Glance

Reservations: Reserve the group site online at www.recreation.gov 
  • $5/vehicle/day
  • Group site: $75
Open Season: 5/1 - 10/1 - Weather dependent
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Klamath Falls, OR
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Flush Toilet (2)
Passes: No passes honored.
Operated By: Lake of the Woods Resort
Information Center: Klamath Ranger District (541) 885-3400

General Information


Rainbow Bay is located on the shores of magnificent Lake of the Woods about 40 minutes northwest of Klamath Falls, OR.

From Klamath Falls, OR head take US-97 south for 1.8 miles and take the State Route 66/State Route 140 exit toward Lakeview/Medford. Turn right onto OR-140 W/OR-66 W and stay right on OR-140 for 31 miles. Turn left on Forest Road 3604 towards Lake of the Woods Resort and travel about 1.5 miles to the turn for Rainbow Bay.

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