French Gulch Boat Ramp


Graveled roadbed that drops into the French Gulch Arm of Applegate Lake and provides low-water access for fall and winter use of the Lake. Roadway / boat ramp follows the receding lake level, providing the only boating access when the water dips below 1,928 feet elevation.


  • 2 campsites (trailer)
  • No drinking water
  • Vault toilet

At a Glance

Fees No
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Jacksonville, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District

General Information


From Jacksonville, OR, travel south 6.5 miles on Highway 238 to Ruch, OR, and turn left onto Upper Applegate Road (County road 859). Continue about 15 miles to Applegate Lake and turn left on County Road 959 (traveling across the dam). Continue along County Road 959 about 1 mile to the boat ramp.

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1,900 feet