Welcome to AppleGate Lake

Welcome to the beautiful Applegate Lake, nestled in the rich green of the Rogue River/Siskiyou National Forest.

Applegate is home to many birds, wildlife and several extraordinary fisheries; trout and bass being the most popular.  Trails around the lake lead you on the 17.5 mile shoreline.  The Lake offers convenient boat launching, day use picnicking, swimming, RV and tent site camping, and a convenient general store.

Throughout the season many enjoy the clear fresh water of the lake for triathlons, bass tournaments, or special family get togethers.

Applegate Lake is 23 miles from Medford and 30 miles from Grant’s Pass creating a relaxing and beautiful riverside drive lined with vineyards and horse farms. Of course you can also rest along the way at one of the many fine wine tasting rooms.

Applegate Lake was formed in 1980 when the Army Corp of Engineers constructed the earthen filled dam to control fish and watershed. Located beyond the dam is Hart-tish Park where the General Store offers a supply of snacks, cold drinks, ice and those famous night-crawlers.  Stop in and purchase your day pass or get a camp site. Maybe just spend a little time and catch up on the latest fish story.

Applegate Lake is 1986ft. above sea level where the water is regulated by snow run off from the rocky cliffs of Red Bluff Mountains.

The lake is open for fishing year round, however the store and camp sites are seasonal. Operating May thru September.

The Applegate Recreation Area has four well maintained camp parks nearby, two gorgeous day use swimming areas, and dry RV parking available for your enjoyment.

Take a drive and enjoy the beautiful world of the Applegate. Our no wake lake with a speed limit of 10 miles per hour makes a nice quiet place to kick back and relax.  Pack up, drive to the Applegate, and we will see you at the lake.

It's a Great Day
at Applegate Lake!