Must see for camping and day use if you want to appreciate the area. The camp store is well equipped. You can rent kayaks and paddle boards. There are 6 different campgrounds that these people run. Squaw Lake is amazing if you want seclusion and beauty.
I am not a big fan of dam created lakes. Most of the shorelines are very unappealing. Applegate Lake is one of the better looking ones.The area around the lake is very nice and the river that feeds the lake has some great spots to enjoy mother nature.
It's a beautiful drive out to the lake. But you won't have cell service out there- at all. There's quite a few hiking trails also in the area. The infamous big foot trap is out there! Beautiful lake.
Applegate Lake is a reservoir for agriculture in the Applegate Valley and as such, is drawn down rather quickly over summers like those we've had recently. Last year I understand it never filled due the shortage of rainfall. However, when it is full in the spring and early summer it is wonderful. Swimmers love the Carbury Creek area and upstream... 更多
When the water level is up, the Applegate Lake is beautiful. There are multiple hiking trails, and super photo opportunities. Many tourists visit this area for the award winning wines as well.
Skip the lake itself, it was almost empty -- but the drive up from the Applegate Valley is fun. Keep on driving up to the two Squaw Lakes on winding dust roads if you're into nature and looking for some adventure. Recommended: The shortish hike to the Bigfoot trap (and nearby geocache GC1A7Z1) -- search for "Bigfoot Trap" on Wikipedia... 更多
Applegate Lake is truly a hidden gem! NO crowds, warm water and beauty abounding! Like having your own private lake, on a boat you can get way back into small coves.