LAKES RIVERS & STREAMS
Fishing, Boating, Water Skiing, Wind Surfing & Kite Board Surfing
The number 1 lake on everyone’s list is Crater Lake. Crater Lake has inspired people for thousands of years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color, sheer surrounding cliffs almost two thousand feet high and a violent volcanic past. Its a place of immeasurable beauty. Crater Lake is a short trip from any of our Communities in NKC and is on our list of must do Day Trips. Crater Lake’s Website: http://www.nps.gov/crla/. Don’t forget your Cameras and Video Cameras.
Lakes, Rivers and Streams give up their bounty not only to the skilled fisherman, but beginners as well. Crescent Lake, Odell Lake, Little Deschutes River, Miller Lake, Davis Lake and Wickiup Reservoir to name a few are places you don’t want to miss. In the heart of Oregon, Fishing in North Klamath County takes the cake hands down!
NKC Fishing Reports:
We regret to say we have discontinued our reports of where to fish (hot spots) during certain months. The ODFW has removed all access to their fish stocking schedules which we used to forecast our fishing reports. We feel this is unfair to the many Oregon Fisher-men and women out there. ODFW says its because of too much traffic showing up when the stock trucks are delivering. Some of us have actually been at many of the lakes in our area when they are stocking and we have not seen any evidence of overcrowding when stocking occurs. We do understand this may happen in other areas, but for the lakes in our area this is not the case. Contact the ODFW and request they put their fish stocking schedules back up so you can continue to plan your fishing trips/vacations accordingly. Maybe if enough people complain it might just happen.
Odell Lake – Little Deschutes River – Crescent Lake – Wickiup Reservoir Miller Lake
Fishing in North Klamath County:
If you’re interested in Fishing, North Klamath County has to be one of the best experiences in Oregon. North Klamath County is in the Heart of Oregon’s Best Fishing. Lakes, Rivers and Streams give up their bounty not only to the skilled fisherman, but beginners as well. Crescent Lake, Odell Lake, Little Deschutes River, Miller Lake, Davis Lake and Wickiup Reservoir are places you don’t want to miss. In the heart of Oregon’s finest fishing, North Klamath County takes the cake hands down! Don’t forget to checkout NKC’s Fishing Reports web page for Great Places to Fish and our Hot Spot selections for each season.
Below is a list of Lakes and Fish types you will find in Central Oregon:
- Crescent Lake (Kokanee Landlocked Salmon, Mackinaw & Rainbow Trout).
- Diamond Lake (though not in NKC Diamond Lake is a Rainbow Trout haven) South and West of Chemult.
- Miller Lake (Kokanee (Landlocked Salmon), Rainbow & Brown Trout).
- Odell Lake (Kokanee (Landlocked Salmon), Mackinaw & Rainbow Trout).
- Wickiup Reservoir (Kokanee (Landlocked Salmon), Rainbow & Brown Trout).
- Little Deschutes River (Rainbow & Brown Trout)
Little Deschutes River:
One block off Hwy 97 and running beside the town of Crescent is Little Deschutes River. The river lazily flows through the Forrest on its way to the Columbia River. The Little Deschutes River gives up its bounty in the form of Rainbow and Brown Trout. Some of the largest have been caught right here in the town of Crescent. Enjoy a day of fishing the river, then enjoy a night of Dinner and Relaxation at one of our local Eateries in Crescent, Gilchrist, Crescent Lake and Chemult Oregon.
Looking for a great place to Water Ski in NKC?
If its Water Skiing that does it for you, don’t forget to check out the most popular Water Skiing Lake in NKC. Crescent Lake with Campgrounds all around the lake, there’s plenty of room for Tents, Campers, Trailers, Motor Homes and Boats where you can Water Ski, Wind Surf, Kite Board Surf. Yes we did say Wind Surfing & Kite Board Surfing! We have great sources of wind coming over the Cascade Mountain Range to push you all over the lake. While you’re in Crescent Lake you might want to stop by and see just what it is that Manley’s Tavern is famous for. We’re not going to tell you, so you’ll just have to stop by and see for yourself.