Swayne Viewpoint

This viewpoint gives folks a grand view of Applegate Dam and Intake Tower, the northeast portion of the lake, and surrounding peaks including: the Red Buttes, Kangaroo Mountain, and Cook and Green Butte to the south, Stein Butte and Elliott Creek Ridge to the southeast, Little Grayback Mountain to the east, and Woodrat Mountain to the north. 1-2 picnic sites available. Accessible facilitites. Of Interest: Nearby Hiking Opportunities: Applegate Lake Trail System, including Da-Ku-Be-Te-De Trail

At a Glance

Fees: No Fee
Closest Towns: Jacksonville, OR
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
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 on to Upper Applegate Road (County road 859). Continue south approximately 14 miles to Applegate Lake, Swayne Viewpoint is just beyond the road that crosses the dam.

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