Named after aquatic birds found in its waters, Loon Lake is an immensely popular recreational site located not far from the town of Reedsport. Surrounded by Douglas Fir, Red Cedar, and Western Hemlock, the lake has the distinction of being among the finest campsites along the coast.
Formed about 1,400 years ago by a massive landslide, the lake covers 260 acres and is 150 feet deep. This is an excellent fishing spot. You can catch rainbow trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, and catfish.
There are different types of accommodations at the lake including RV, log cabin, tent, and even a houseboat. Here you can rent horseshoes, beach balls, volleyballs, and other equipment in exchange for a driver's license. Additionally, Loon Lake also boasts of myriad water sports for adventure-loving visitors including rowboats, pontoon boats, fishing boats, wave-runners, paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, and even jet skis!
The lake has been used as a recreation site since 1962 becoming one of the best summer destinations for many generations.
Loon Lake | General Description
Open: May 22 - September 30 from 8 am to 8 pm
Location: Coast Mountain Range
Services: Flush restrooms, drinking water, garbage service, picnic sites, playground, boat ramp, fishing docks
Activities: Swimming, water skiing, hiking, boating, beach ball, volleyball, horseshoe
Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any passenger vehicle
Day-use fees: Yes or Interagency Senior/Access/Military Pass
Dogs: Must be on a leash
Usage: Moderate to heavy
Elevation: 400 ft (122 m)
Loon Lake is located:
- 20 miles east of Reedsport
- 61 miles northwest of Roseburg
- 78 miles southwest of Eugene
- 139 miles southwest of Salem.