Crescent Lake is in the Cascade Mountains in Klamath County, Ore., about 80 miles southeast of Eugene, Ore. It is in Deschutes National Forest.
The lake is about 5 miles long, 4 miles wide, and covers more than 4,000 acres. Its average depth is 124 feet, and its maximum depth is 265 feet.
All types of boating are allowed on Crescent Lake, including canoeing, kayaking, sailing and motor boating. The surrounding Deschutes and Ochoco national forests have many hiking and biking trails, as well as more than 125 primitive campgrounds.
Bait, lure and fly-fishing are allowed in Crescent Lake. The best time to fish is June through August. Species in the lake include lake trout, mountain whitefish, brown trout, rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon.
Crescent Lake is less than three miles south of Highway 58, just off of the Deschutes National Forest Road. It is only a few miles south of the Crescent Lake State Airport.