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Big Foot Trap
Biking
Boating
Britt Festival
Fishing
Hiking
Kayaking
Paragliding
Local Points of Interest
Trails
Vineyards


Big Foot Trap

Believe in Big Foot? Or just a little curious. If this is the case then Collings Mountain trail is the hike for you. Just past the entrance of Hart-tish Park Collings Mountain takes you on a ¾ mile hike to the Big Foot Trap. A miner sighted a footprint and in the early 1970s a steel trap was constructed in the attempt to catch him. An old miners cabin still stands at this sight and so does the trap. Collings Mountain trail is an easy walk for all ages and what could be more exciting then to see where Big Foot himself actually was.

Biking

Mountain biking along Applegate Lake offers a variety of trails for your enjoyment. A trail takes you in almost any direction you choose. Payette trail is a lakeside 9.2 mile trail . Along Payette trail there are several places to meet the lake and take a relaxing rest. Meeting up with Da-Ku-Be-Te-De trail to loop you on the edge of our 17.5 mile Applegate Lake . This being popular with mountain bikers as well as hikers. Horses are also allowed on Da-Ku-Be-Te-De trail.

Collings mountain trail takes a loop up to the Big Foot trap. An old miners cabin is still standing. Biking to the Big Foot trap is easy for all age groups. Going further up Collings Mountain biking becomes steeper and the terrain tougher.

Grouse loop trail is for hiking and mountain biking, making a loop of 2.8 miles, located just across from the entrance of Hart-tish park.

Stein Butte is another one of our trails. Starting from Seattle Bar and going to Stein Butte. The 4.9 mile trail offers hiking, horseback riding, mountain bikes or motorcycles. Whichever trail you choose offers the beauty of wild flowers, wild life and the view of Applegate Lake and the surrounding mountains.

Boating

Applegate Lake is a great place to take your boat. Rather it be for a quick morning fishing trip or a weekend stay on the lake. The lakes ten mile an hour speed limit making it a no wake lake, provides a slow relaxing ride or that perfect speed to troal for fish. Hart-tish Park has a cement ramp and a small dock making getting in the water easy. Plenty of parking is available for your vehicle and trailer. For a small fee you can launch your boat with ease. Coves and inlet around the lake make fishing or boating at its finest. Enjoy the clear water and the high mountain peaks overhead.

Britt Festival

Applegate Lake is close to sites and sounds that are interesting to all, young and old.

Jacksonville is an old mining town located at the base of 238 just where the drive up the Applegate River begins. Jacksonville is updated to meet your needs while the rustic and charm of the good old days are still there.

Jacksonville is famous for the Britt Festival where popular talent comes to provide an evening of outdoor entertainment on the hills of the ampitheater.

Fishing

“CATCH THE BIG ONE” Those are the famous words sent across the lake. Rather you perfer bank fishing or trolling from the boat, you are sure to catch fish. Applegate Lake is stocked four times a year with rainbow trout making an abundance of fish. Trout, small and large mouth bass as well as an occasional crappie or perch furbish the water. Try your luck with your favorite lure or one of those famous nightcrawlers. Bass fishermen enjoy several tournaments throughout the year. Fishing is open year round in Applegate Lake and seasonal in the river.

Hiking

Hiking at Applegate Lake offers a variety of trails for your enjoyment. A trail takes you in almost any direction you choose. Payette trail is a lakeside 9.2 mile trail . Along Payette trail there are several places to meet the lake and take a relaxing rest. Meeting up with Da-Ku-Be-Te-De trail to loop you on the edge of our 17.5 mile Applegate Lake . This being popular with hikers. Horses are also allowed on Da-Ku-Be-Te-De trail.

Collings Mountain trail takes a loop up to the Big Foot trap. Hiking to the Big Foot trap is easy hiking for all age groups. Going further up, Collings Mountain is open to horseback as well as mountain bikes.

Grouse Loop trail is steeper, making a loop of 2.8 miles, located just across from the entrance of Hart-tish Park.

Stein Butte is another one of our trails. Starting from Seattle Bar and going to Stein Butte. The 4.9 mile trail offers hiking, horseback riding, mountain bikes or motorcycles. Which ever trail you choose it offers the beauty of wild flowers, wild life and the view of Applegate Lake and the surrounding mountains.

Kayaking

For those who enjoy paddling a kayak Applegate Lake is the place. Rather you bring your own or rent one from Hart-tish store you are sure to enjoy our 10 mph, no wake lake. For a small fee you can rent a kayak for either two hours or all day, whichever is best for your time. The scenic shores and wildlife around the lake make a great way to explore the afternoon away. Applegate Lake offers 18 miles of shore line giving you a workout or a slow relaxing float.

Paragliding

If soaring like a bird is your idea of excitement then Wood Rat Mountain is the place to get your thrills. Here paragliders from all over the country come to take off and glide over the Applegate Valley. Just two miles south of Rush, Bishop Creek Road takes you to the top of two different sites to launch your sail.

The lush Applegate Valley provides a sight that is breathtaking and unforgettable. Woodrat Mountain is just 6 miles from Jacksonville Oregon and 10 miles from Medford. Check out Rogue Valley Hanggliding and Paraglidiing Association. RVHPA.net

Local Points of Interest

Applegate Lake is close to sites and sounds that are interesting to all, young and old.

Jacksonville

Jacksonville is an old mining town located at the base of 238 just where the drive up the Applegate River begins. Jacksonville is updated to meet your needs while the rustic and charm of the good old days are still there.

Jacksonville is famous for the Britt Festival where popular talent comes to provide an evening of outdoor entertainment on the hills of the ampitheater.

Ashland

Ashland, only five miles from the CA border along I-5, is the home of the Shakesperene Festival. Also nestled in the unquiue charm of Ashland you will find Lithia Park. Trails, picnicking and Lithia Creek are a just a few of the cool refreshing places to visit in Ashland. Southern Oregon University is also in Ashland, being the first college of its kind running off its own sustainable energy.

Trails

Rather it be hiking or mountain biking Applegate Lake offers a variety of trails for your enjoyment. A trail takes you in almost any direction you choose. Payette trail is a lakeside 9.2 mile trail . Along Payette trail there are several places to meet the lake and take a relaxing rest. Meeting up with Da-Ku-Be-Te-De trail to loop you on the edge of our 17.5 mile Applegate Lake . This being popular with mountain bikers as well as hikers. Horses are also allowed on Da-Ku-Be-Te-De trail.

Collings mountain trail takes a loop up to the Big Foot trap. An old miners cabin is still standing and just past the cabin is a trap set in the early 1970 in the attempt to catch big foot. Hiking to the Big Foot trap is easy hiking for all age groups. Going further up Collings Mountain it is open to horseback as well as mountain bikes.

Grouse loop trail is for hiking and mountain biking, making a loop of 2.8 miles, located just across from the entrance of Hart-tish park.

Stein Butte is another one of our trails. Starting from Seattle Bar and going to Stein Butte. The 4.9 mile trail offers hiking, horseback riding, mountain bikes or motorcycles. Which ever trail you choose it offers the beauty of wild flowers, wild life and the view of Applegate Lake and the surrounding mountains.

Vineyards

Take a tour of the Applegate Valley and visit our many vineyards. If wine tasting is your way of spending a great afternoon then do take the drive along 238 and stop at each of the unquiue wineries. Valley View on Applegate Road being the oldest winery in Jackson County. Valley View is known for the rich reds wines. Each vineyard offers a selection of reds, whites, chardonnay and sparkling wines. Tasting rooms are available and several offer tours of the winery. Rows and rows of grapes provide a pleasant drive along the Applegate River.