Ashland Creek


Ashland CreekThe East and West Forks of Ashland Creek enter Reeder Reservoir south of the City of Ashland, OR. The forks of Ashland Creek are fast-flowing small streams with pocket water and some small pools surrounded by old-growth timber. All fish are wild and average about 6 inches long, due to cold water temperatures and limited productivity. This is rugged cross-country hiking for the serious small stream angler. Please practice a leave-no-trace ethic in this fragile, municipal watershed!

Please respect the health of the watershed: Reeder Reservoir is the source of Ashland’s drinking water and is closed to all public access.  There is no camping available in the Ashland Municipal Watershed in an effort to protect the watershed from fire and threats to water quality. Additionally, Ashland Creek is closed to angling downstream of Reeder Reservoir, because of the presence of juvenile salmon and steelhead.

At a Glance

Closest Towns:
  •  Ashland, OR
  • Medford, OR

General Information


From Medford, take I-5 South to Exit 14. Drive west on Highway 66 (Ashland Street) for 1 mile to Siskiyou Boulevard. Turn right on to Siskiyou Boulevard and go 0.75 mile to Morton Street. Turn left on to the Ashland Loop Road. A short distance ahead the pavement ends; proceed a little over 1 mile on the rough unsurfaced road to the White Rabbit trailhead parking area on the left. Hike on the gated road approximately 1 mile until you can drop down into the creek canyons.



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