Davis Lake


This is one of the most productive wildlife areas in central Oregon. Add a superb view of Cascade peaks at no charge and you have a truly special place to visit. The lake's water level may fluctuate significantly from year to year with a corresponding reduction in animal habitat.

Davis Lake is one of the most popular fly fishing only lakes in the Pacific Northwest, producing abundant trophy size rainbow trout. Rainbow trout here are common in the 2-5 lb range during periods of wet years. Largemouth bass were illegally introduced in 1995 and seem to be thriving.

Caution: Road access to the lake's northeast shore and Lava Campground is closed in spring and early summer to protect vulnerable wildlife. The entire area is inaccessible in winter due to snow.

Motorized and non-motorized boats are allowed on this body of water. 

There are boat launches at East Davis and Lava Flow areas. There is a primitive boat launch at West Davis Day Use Area.

At a Glance

Information Center: Contact the Crescent Ranger District  at 541-433-3200 for more information.

General Information


From La Pine, OR: Travel south on Highway 97 for 11.8 miles to Forest Road 62, turn west onto Forest Road 62 for 13.5 miles to F.R. 46, at stop sign continue west on Forest Road 62 for 0.3 mile to Jct. of Forest Road 62-850 and Forest Road 62-855, both graveled.  Turn north onto Forest Road 62-850 and follow signs for 0.7 mile to Davis Lake at Lava Campground OR turn south onto Forest Road 62-855 and follow signs for 1.8 miles to Davis Lake at East Davis Campground.

Total Distance: 26 miles.  Estimated Time: 35 minutes

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