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Howard Prairie Lake

Medford, OR
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Pretty surroundings. Could use a little more seating. It may be small, but good food. Nice... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2015
Central Point, OR
Great Lake

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

Reviewed 8 July 2015
Linda M
Medford, Oregon
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A scenic lake with good fishing.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“trout” (6 reviews)
Medford, OR
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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 8 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 4 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 24 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 6 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
Reviewed 12 September 2014

One of my favorite places to fish at.Beautifull area with all the boats out on the water.Enjoy watching all the different birds that frequent the area.The Restaurant is pretty good,little spendy.

Thank Brittfan
Reviewed 21 August 2014

My favorite mountain lake around here. We rent a patio boat for the family and a couple of the kids' friends, stay out for 4-6 hours fishing and swimming. Got some big bass and trout last few years.

1  Thank Briscoe J
Reviewed 25 May 2014

This is a beautiful lake when full, but recent droughts have left it a little low. There's a lovely campground, a cafe, boat docks, boat rentals. It's a fun place. Drive up the mountains to get there is half of the fun because of beautiful...More

2  Thank Jane L
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cathy s
Can you rent kayaks here??
14 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
We have booked for the middle of June. I'm assuming (in a hopeful way) that since the rain and snow we have experienced this year, the lake is filling up and fishing and boating is once again possible. Is this correct? Thank you.
28 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