Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area

The park offers camping hiking, biking, swimming and boating. This park is also about 40 miles from Crater Lake National Park, and makes an excellent jumping-off point for an exploration of southern Oregon.

Picture yourself in a campsite overlooking Lost Creek Reservoir with wildlife, large conifer trees and mountains surrounding you. Take a hike or bike ride on an 11-mile trail system through the forest, with year-round streams and wildlife viewing. Take a swim in the cool, mountain water, orĀ rent a boat from the marina and troll the 10-mile lake for trout and bassĀ - an angler’s dream. Or bring your own boat and waterskis, and spend a few days in the sun. A large fish hatchery – the Cole Rivers Hatchery – is also open for self-guided tours.

  • ADA accessible
  • Self-guided tour
  • Interpretive signage

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National Geographic