Applegate, Oregon
Applegate Oregon 97530

The forested slopes and often snow covered peaks of the Siskiyou Mountains are reflected in the clear blue waters of Applegate Lake in the Rogue River National Forest. In this scenic setting the U.S. Forest Service operates hike-in campgrounds and lakeshore areas for picnicking, swimming and boating. The lake extends to the California border and a hiking trail follows the 18 mile shoreline.

Development at most of the recreational sites is minimal and the majority of the lakeshore has been maintained in a natural state. Another measure for preserving the rustic character of the lake is a ten mile per hour speed limit for all boats. Paved trails and other barrier free facilities are provided at the day use areas so that they may be enjoyed by all visitors. Water, stored in the reservoir for flood protection, maintains a year round flow in the Applegate River, assuring good quality water, even in dry summer months.