Willow Lake – Southern Oregon

Willow Lake

Willow Lake

Willow Lake

Willow Lake

Willow Lake

Pristine lake with sandy beach and activities for entire family

Placed at the base of Mount McLoughlin, Willow Lake offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. A short drive from the city of Butte Falls, the lake, just 7.5 miles away, provides the ideal opportunity to enjoy a peaceful beautiful day.

The entire territory of Willow Lake is a 927-acre area which includes 4.4 miles of lake shore with a multitude of activities such as boating, hiking, swimming, camping, and fishing. With the wide range of opportunities, this lake is perfect for anyone ranging from an avid outdoor enthusiast to those wishing to escape from all the hustle and bustle.

Willow Lake is known for great fishing opportunities including species as kokanee, trout (rainbow and cutthroat), crappie and bass. Nature lovers also have the option to set up camp at the 31 available spots and enjoy campfires picnics. Group campgrounds are also available.

If this is beginning to sound too much like an adventure fanatic’s dream, then rest assured that the lake offers the perfect atmosphere for anything ranging from a family vacation to a romantic getaway. The cabins located within the campgrounds are the perfect combination between the comforts of home and the beauty that nature presents.

Willow Lake | General Description

Open: Year-round
Managed: Jackson County
Location: Willow Lake County Park

Services: Restrooms, showers, drinking water, garbage service, boat ramp, and picnic sites
Activities: Swimming, boating, fishing, and hiking
Accommodations: 63 campsites, 4 cabins, 2 yurts, and 1 group camp

Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any passenger vehicle
Day-use fees: Yes
Popularity: High

Elevation: 3,029 ft (923 m)

Willow Lake is located:

  • 41 miles east of Medford
  • 45 miles northeast of Ashland
  • 55 miles northwest of Klamath Falls
  • 179 miles southeast of Eugene.

Swimming hole rating: 4 out of 5
Water body: Reservoir
Water quality: Transparent
Current: None
Depth: Deep and shallow
Beach: Sand
Water T° (summer): Cool to warm

Directions to Willow Lake

Travel by I-5,

  • Take exit 40 in Jackson County and follow 15 miles on OR 234 east (Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway) to Butte Falls Highway
  • Turn right onto Butte Falls Highway and continue for about 16 miles to Fish Lake Road
  • Turn right onto Fish Lake Road and drive 7.4 miles to Willow Lake Road
  • Turn right onto Willow Lake Road and follow 1.4 miles to the destination.

Address: 7800 Fish Lake Rd, Butte Falls, OR 97522
Phone: 541-774-8183

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