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Applegate Lake News

Is Your Boat’s Long Winter Nap Going Well?

BoatUS News

Date: 1/1/2023

SPRINGFIELD, VA., Jan. 24, 2022 – Storms have hammered the U.S., and many recreational boats are sleeping away the winter under a layer of ice and snow. If you store your boat outside and haven’t checked up on her lately, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has five tips for a midwinter

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What Every Boater Wants for the Holidays: 24/7 On-Water Assistance from TowBoatUS

BoatUS News

Date: 11/14/2022

Gadgets may make good holiday gifts. However, for a boater, having 24/7 on-the-water help just a call away is much better. Like belonging to an auto club for recreational boat owners, a BoatUS Unlimited Towing Membership provides professional on-water towing services by the TowBoatUS fleet - the nation’s largest

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What Did We Name Our Boats in 2022? Top 10 Boat Names List

BoatUS News

Date: 11/11/2022

Now that recreational boating is coming to a close in much of the country, BoatUS takes a look back at the Top 10 boat names ordered this season through its online boat graphics service and provides some commentary. Andiamo: Meaning “let’s go / we go / come on” in Italian, Andiamo remains in the

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Boat Winterizing Truth or Myth? Test Your Knowledge

BoatUS News

Date: 11/1/2022

Recreational boat owners are preparing their boats for a long winter’s nap, but sugarplums aren’t dancing in their heads. What may keep them up at night is hoping cold temperatures won’t damage their boats. Freshwater expands in volume by about 9% when it freezes and can push outward with a force of

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3 Boating Safety Tips Just Right for Fall Boating

BoatUS News

Date: 10/1/2022

Fall boating season has arrived, and with it come different types of risks that cold water and air temperatures bring. Here are three boating safety tips from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water just right for leaf peeping season. A float plan is needed: A float plan is as simple as telling a

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• River: Applegate River
• Length: 18 Miles
• Surface Area: 988 Acres
• Volume: 82,200 Acre Feet
• Average Depth: 83 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 225 feet
In 1976, the Corps of Engineers began work on the Applegate Lake Dam, which was finished in 1980. The dam formed the Applegate Lake which sits near the Oregon-California border in the Siskiyou National Forest. The lake is located 27 miles away from Medford, Oregon.

The lake offers multiple activities for all lakegoers. There are three camping sites located near the lake with varying amenities. The Hart-Tish Park & Campground has tent sites and RV sites for camping. It also has a paved boat ramp and a general store for camping supplies and other goods. Across from the parking lot is a slopping green hill perfect for a day picnic and a swim.

Jackson Campground has tent camp sites, each with a fire pit, a bar-b-que pit, and parking. There is also a large day use area with picnic tables and two swimming areas. Watkins Campground is a more secluded dry camping area with tent only camping sites.

Seattle Bar is the best place on the lake to enjoy the sun. There is a vast green lawn, picnic areas, and great swimming. It is a day use only area.

There are also multiple hiking and biking trails surrounding the lake. Fishing, boating, kayaking, and paragliding are among other activities enjoyed on the lake.

Info courtesy of Applegate Lake and U.S. Forest Service
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