Diamond Lake Loop

Umpqua National Forest, Oregon

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Diamond Lake Loop

Diamond Lake Loop is a hiking and biking trail in Douglas County, Oregon. It is within Umpqua National Forest. A and other restroom, the Fish cleaning fish cleaning, the South Shore Pizza and Diamond Lake Lodge Restaurant restaurants, the Diamond Lake Lodge guest house, the Registration, Checkin information, the Diamond Lake Post Office (elevation 5,292 feet) post office, Diamond Lake No Lifeguard on duty and other picnic sites, and the Diamond Lake Campground and South Shore Hiker/Biker Camp sites can be seen along the trail. There are also a fountain, a bbq, drinking waters, and parkings along the trail.

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Fly Fishing Central & Southeastern Oregon (No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks)
Harry Teel
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"Diamond Lake may be the most productive lake in the state for trout food and quick-growing rainbows. Fish over five pounds are taken each year. People tend to think of Diamond as a trolling and bait-fishing lake, but you can also have great fly fishing action, depending on the chub activity. The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife poisoned unwanted fish in 1999. Healthy Williamson rainbow trout were reintroduced, which provided thousands of 18-to 20-inch brutes. Then, by the late summer of 2001, the illegally introduced tui chub population again grew out of control. This trash fish, up to four inches long, ate the microscopic zooplankton that normally keep the lake’s algae in check. The uncontrolled bluegreen algae then dominated and released toxins that led to the lake’s closure. When this edition went to press, the lake was back to near normal with about 100,000 catchable fish planted each year, including chinook salmon, Eagle Lake rainbow trout, and about 15,000 two-pound rainbow trout. Types of Fish: Chinook salmon and rainbow trout, 10 to 24 inches, averaging one pound plus. This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use." Read more

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diamond lake is also a snowmobile area with miles of groomed trails, you can rent them and go over to crater lake and back, or like i said they have 100s of miles, also they have a paved bike path that goes around the lake, i was thinking in the winter that would make a great snow shoe or cross country trail.

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Trail Information

Umpqua National Forest
Nearby City
Umpqua National Forest
Umpqua National Forest, Diamond Lake Ranger District
Local Contacts
USFS Umpqua National Forest; USGS Mount Thielsen
Local Maps

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Dec 2018