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Howard Prairie Lake

Medford, OR
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Great lake in the hills.

This is a favorite place to all the locals. Great campgrounds with lots of things to see and do... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2015
You might want to wait for the rain.

I really do love the place, lots of trails, fishing, hunting and winter sports. Unfortunately they... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2015
sean s
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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A scenic lake with good fishing.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Medford, OR
Medford, OR
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

This is a favorite place to all the locals. Great campgrounds with lots of things to see and do. Nice place in the summer when the temp in the valley is hot.

1  Thank 2Runningtherace
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I really do love the place, lots of trails, fishing, hunting and winter sports. Unfortunately they are suffering a drought right now (this is year 4 of the drought) and the lake is so low that fishing is not happening, plus no campfires at this...More

Thank sean s
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

I used to go to this lake all the time and rent boats but for some reason the marina is closed this year. The lake gets really low by the middle of summer too. Beautiful area tho.

Thank 777EmLo
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Pretty surroundings. Could use a little more seating. It may be small, but good food. Nice afternoon ride on your motorcycle.

Thank Lillian025
Reviewed 8 July 2015

A beautiful place to go. They have camping and cabins. The food is good and the scenery is beautiful.

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 7 July 2015

quiet peaceful but very limited use of lake due to water shortage no docks available only 1 boat place to put in ( all boat ramps out of water)

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 17 June 2015

This park/campground area is perfect for a quick getaway or long term stay. Lots of trails, nice cabins/camping sites, and beautiful lake for swimming or boating. The lake was very low during our visit but our daughters still had a great time in the water.

2  Thank Kristopher H
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Due to the lack of rain and snow this last winter, the lake has been so low that you could not launch your boat. There are still a lot of fish in the lake.

Thank Obiwanpapa
Reviewed 23 April 2015

The campgrounds at Howard Prairie Lake are great. Most of them are level spots with plenty of privacy. They have a wonderful restaurant that serves the best fish and chips. The only down side is the water level of the lake has been low for...More

2  Thank Cyndi0413
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Howard Prairie Resort which is run by Jackson county parks is a great getaway in Jackson County. generally good fishing, good place to hunt mushrooms. Has a restauraunt that is pretty good.

1  Thank chief6824
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cathy s
13 May 2017|
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Response from Anndara A | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry that I don't know if they rent kayaks at Howard Prairie. I believe they rent boats? Let me see if I can ask a local person who knows. Sorry couldn't answer your question.
Sherri C
27 April 2017|
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Response from tejae_12 | Reviewed this property |
According to the latest repor from Oregon Live website everything looks a-ok! The lake was officially listed as full Wednesday — for the first time since the spring of 2011 — and trout bums used to fishing this popular lake... More