Recreation

Wood River

Whether seeking solitude or a family get away, the Fremont-Winema National Forests offer a wide array of activities. Fishing, hunting, backpacking, hiking, camping, boating, and leisure driving opportunities abound. In the winter, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing are popular activities.

The Fremont and Winema National Forests' diverse habitats also support a variety of species, making wildlife viewing a unique recreation experience. Big game, such as mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, and pronghorn antelope, all populate the forests. Several varieties of trout inhabit lakes and streams, as well as warm-water fish, such as large mouth bass. In the spring and fall, migrating geese, ducks and swans are in abundance. Large predators, such as black bears, mountain lions, and bobcats, also live in the forests.

Fremont-Winema National Forest manages four designated Wilderness areas.

Know Before You Go 

Recreation Map

A map showing recreation areas.

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Annie Creek Sno-Park Open to Visitor (Klamath Ranger District)
Antler Horse Camp    (Silver Lake Ranger District)
Aspen Point Campground @ Lake of the Woods Open to Visitor
Aspen Point Day Use Area & Boat Launch Open to Visitor
Bald Butte Lookout Recreation Rental Open to Visitor (Paisley Ranger District)
Camas Sno-park Open to Visitor
Campbell Lake Campground    (Paisley Ranger District)
Can Springs Campground    (Lakeview Ranger District)
Cherry Creek Traihead Open to Visitor (Klamath Ranger District)
Cherry Creek Trail Open to Visitor (Klamath Ranger District)
Chewaucan Crossing Campground/Trailhead    (Paisley Ranger District)
Clear Springs Campground    (Paisley Ranger District)
Cold Springs Trailhead Open to Visitor (Klamath Ranger District)
Corral Creek Campground    (Bly Ranger District)
Corral Springs Campground Open to Visitor (Chemult Ranger District)
Cottonwood Campground    (Lakeview Ranger District)
Cottonwood Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor (Lakeview Ranger District)
Cottonwood Trailhead Open to Visitor (Lakeview Ranger District)
Cox Pass Trailhead Open to Visitor (Lakeview Ranger District)
Crane Mountain Trailhead Open to Visitor (Lakeview Ranger District)
Crystal Springs Day Use Area    10/6/2015: This site will be maintained as time allows and until we can no longer access in the winter due to snow.
Currier Guard Station Recreation Rental Open to Visitor (Paisley Ranger District)
Dairy Point Campground    (Paisley Ranger District)
Deadhorse Lake Campground    (Paisley Ranger District)
Deadhorse Trailhead Open to Visitor (Paisley Ranger District)
Deep Creek Campground    (Lakeview Ranger District)
Deming Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor (Bly Ranger District)
Digit Point Campground Open to Visitor (Chemult Ranger District)
Digit Point Day Use Area/Boat Launch Open to Visitor (Chemult Ranger District)
Dog Lake Campground/Day Use Boat Ramp Area    (Lakeview Ranger District)
Drake Peak Lookout Recreation Rental Open to Visitor (Lakeview Ranger District)
Drews Creek Campground    (Lakeview Ranger District)
East Bay Campground    (Silver Lake Ranger District)
Farm Well Horse Camp/Trailhead    (Silver Lake Ranger District)
Fourmile Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Fourmile Lake Trailhead Open to Visitor (Klamath Ranger District)
Fremont Point Day Use Area   
Gearhart Mountain Wilderness   
Hager Mountain Lookout Recreation Rental    (Silver Lake Ranger District)
Hanan/Coffeepot Springs Trailhead Open to Visitor (Paisley Ranger District)
Hanan/Sycan Campground & Trailhead    (Paisley Ranger District)
Happy Camp Campground    (Paisley Ranger District)
Head of the River Campground Open to Visitor (Chiloquin Ranger District)
Heart Lake Day Use Area & Boat Launch Open to Visitor (Bly Ranger District)
Holbrook Reservoir Campground    (Bly Ranger District)
Horseglade Trailhead Open to Visitor (Bly Ranger District)
Jackson Creek Campground Open to Visitor (Chemult Ranger District)
Jones Crossing Campground Open to Visitor (Paisley Ranger District)
Lake of the Woods Resort Open to Visitor
Lee Thomas Campground    (Paisley Ranger District)
Lee Thomas Trailhead Open to Visitor (Paisley Ranger District)
Lofton Reservoir Campground    (Bly Ranger District)
Lookout Rock Trailhead Open to Visitor
Lower Buck Creek Campground    (Silver Lake Ranger District)
Malone Springs Day Use Area Open to Visitor Site is open when the road is snow free.
Marster Spring Campground    (Paisley Ranger District)
Mill Trailhead Open to Visitor (Lakeview Ranger District)
Mitchell Monument Historic Site Open to Visitor (Bly Ranger District)
Moss Meadows Horse Camp    (Paisley Ranger District)
Moss Pass Trailhead Open to Visitor (Paisley Ranger District)
Mount Thielsen Wilderness: Fremont-Winema   
Mountain Lakes Trailhead Open to Visitor (Klamath Ranger District)
Mt. McLoughlin Trailhead Open to Visitor (Klamath Ranger District)
Mud Creek Campground    (Lakeview Ranger District)
Nannie Creek Trailhead    (Klamath Ranger District)
North Fork Sprague Trailhead Open to Visitor (Bly Ranger District)
North Warner Viewpoint    (Lakeview Ranger District)
Odessa Campground Open to Visitor (Klamath Ranger District)
Pelican Guard Station Day Use Area Open to Visitor (Klamath Ranger District)
Quartz Mountain Sno-park    (Bly Ranger District)
Rainbow Bay Day Use Area @ Lake of the Wood Open to Visitor
Rocky Point Day Use Area/Boat Launch Open to Visitor More info: Klamath Ranger District
Rocky Point Resort   
Rogger Meadow Trailhead Open to Visitor (Lakeview Ranger District)
Sandhill Crossing Campground    (Paisley Ranger District)
Scott Creek Campground Open to Visitor (Chemult Ranger District
Sevenmile Marsh Equestrian Trailhead Open to Visitor (Klamath Ranger District)
Sevenmile Marsh Trailhead Open to Visitor (Klamath Ranger District)
Silver Creek Marsh Campground    (Silver Lake Ranger District)
Silver Creek Marsh Trailhead Open to Visitor (Silver Lake Ranger District)
Slide Lake Trailhead    (Paisley Ranger District)
South Fork Crooked Creek Trailhead    (Lakeview Ranger District)
Sprague River Park Day Use Area Open to Visitor (Bly Ranger District)
Summit Sno-Park/Trailhead Open to Visitor (Klamath Ranger District)
Sunset Campground @ Lake of the Woods    9/15/2015: Campground is closed for the season Will re-open May 2016.
Sunset Day Use/Boat Launch at Lake of the Woods    10/30/2015: Sunset Campground is closed for season. Will open May 2016.
Swale Trailhead    (Lakeview Ranger District)
Thompson Reservoir Campground    (Silver Lake Ranger District)
Trapper Spring Forest Camp    (Silver Lake Ranger District)
Twin Springs Campground    (Lakeview Ranger District)
Upper Buck Creek Campground Open to Visitor (Silver Lake Ranger District)
Varney Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor (Klamath Ranger District)
Vee Lake Trailhead/Campground    (Lakeview Ranger District)
Walker Trailhead Open to Visitor (Lakeview Ranger District)
Walt Haring Sno-Park/Campground Open to Visitor (Chemult Ranger District)
Williamson River Campground    (Chiloquin Ranger District)
Willow Creek Campground    (Lakeview Ranger District)
Withers Lake Day Use Area    (Paisley Ranger District)
Wood River Day Use Area    (Chiloquin Ranger District)
Wood River Trail   

Spotlights

Crane Mountain National Recreation Trail #161

The Crane Mountain National Recreation Trail #161 is located east of Lakeview, Oregon in the Warner Mountains. It connects into the Fremont National Recreation Trail #160 - Southern Segment about 0.5 miles west of South Fork Crooked Creek Trailhead.

It runs south through the North and South Warner Mountains and on into California. Some sections of this trail, particularly the north face of Crane Mountain, may not be snow free until July. The north end of this trail is at the lowest elevation and the southern end is highest. An 8.3 mile portion of this trail, south of the summit of Crane Mountain, is within the Crane-Bidwell Semi-Primitive Motorized Area. There are remnants of the old fire lookout at the summit of Crane Mountain, including stunning views.

Fremont National Recreation Trail #160

View from Hagar Mountain

The Fremont National Recreation Trail, also known as the Southern Oregon Intertie Trail, traverses most of the length of the Fremont National Forest from north to south.

In the north it begins at Yamsay Mountain and makes its way south over Hager Mountain and along Winter Rim to the Warner Mountains where it joins the Crane Mountain National Recreation Trail #161. From that junction visitors can either continue north on the Fremont National Recreation Trail to Vee Lake or take the Crane Mountain National Recreation Trail #161 south to the California border and beyond.

Open to the following uses: hiking, horsebackriding and mountain biking.

The Fremont National Recreation Trail #160 has three main segments: Fremont National Recreation Trail #160 Northern SegmentFremont National Recreation Trail #160 Middle Segment and ​Fremont National Recreation Trail #160 Southern Segment.

The northern and middle segments pass near the towns of Silver Lake, Summer Lake and Paisley, OR and terminates near Lakeview, OR at Cox Pass. The Southern segment is along the crest of the northern Warner Mountains.

Local conditions vary widely across the seasons and segments. Due to forest fires and beetle-infected areas in past years, some segments near Winter Ridge area may be hard to distinguish. Other segments are outstanding but very primitive.

Lake of the Woods Resort

LOW Resort

For a classic, family-oriented lake destination, Lake of the Woods Resort offers something for everyone. This high mountain historic lake resort sits beside one of the clearest natural lakes found in the southern Oregon Cascades. The highlight of this setting is Mt. McLoughlin with its almost 10,000 feet of grand beauty. 

The resort, located 40 minutes from Klamath Falls, Oregon, and 45 minutes from Medford, Oregon, is a full service property with everything you could ask for in a family vacation. The resort offers 34 cabins and 22 RV sites, as well as a restaurant, general store, pizza parlor and marina. 

Lake of the Woods Resort offers abundant of summer recreational activities and things to do including biking, boating, fishing, hiking, swimming, sightseeing or water skiing. When the snow flies the fun continues! Enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

For more information, visit: http://lakeofthewoodsresort.com