Crawfish Lake Trail #1409

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A short, fairly flat grade trail travels through the forest to a small, tranquil lake and trail shelter. The lake is less than 3 acres in size and shallow. The trail continues around the lake. The portion of trail to the lake and the shelter is accessible with moderate difficulty. However access to the water's edge and around the lake is not feasible for physically challenged.

The easy 10 minute hike to the lake replaces the original steep, rocky trail that descended from Adams Mountain Road above. This steep rocky trail route is no longer maintained however the tread may be evident for years to come.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/08/2021: Reopened by Closure Order Number 06-15-00-21-453. Visit for details.
Fees No
Open Season: Middle Spring
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Cottage Grove, OR
Water: Surface water should be treated.

General Information

General Notes:
  • Help protect the natural beauty of this area, please pack out all your garbage. Please leave the area better than you find it.


From Cottage Grove, OR, travel east on Row River Road 2400 for 19 miles to the junction of Layng Creek Road 17, and Brice Creek Road 2470. Bear right on Brice Creek Road 2470 and continue for 6.2 miles to Cat Creek Road 2263. Turn right and continue on Cat Creek Road 2263 for 1.7 miles to Dog Creek Road 717. Bear right on Dog Creek Road 717 and travel 3.1 miles to Forest Road 2263-834. Bear right on Forest Road 2263-834. While on Forest Road 2263-834, stay to your left and travel 1.25 miles to the end of the road. The trailhead is on the right.

The trailhead is approximately 35 miles southeast of Cottage Grove.



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  Area/Length : 
0.5 mile

  Elevation : 
4,000 feet range