Loon Lake

• Loon Lake is a popular recreational site near Reedsport
• This is a natural lake with an excellent sandy beach and clear warm water

Loon Lake

Loon Lake

Loon Lake

Loon Lake

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
Managed by: BLM
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

Accommodations: Campground

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.

Swimming spot rating: 4 out of 5
Body of Water: Natural Lake
Water quality: Transparent
Current: None
Depth: Deep and shallow
Beach: Sand
Water T° (summer): Warm

Adventures Nearby

Directions to Loon Lake Recreation Site

From State Highway 38,

  • Watch for signs 20 miles east of Reedsport
  • Turn south onto County Road 3 and travel seven miles to Loon Lake Recreation Site.


Phone: 541-756-0100
Address: 7273 Loon Lake Road, Reedsport, Oregon 97467

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1 Comment

  1. According to BLM, Loon Lake recreation site, the main campground, day-use area, and boat ramp, will not open for the 2019 summer season because of extensive damage to the sites’ facilities, which occurred during the winter snowstorm.

    Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort are open.

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