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Diamond Lake is a beautiful lake in the Klamath Basin. Diamond Lake is a high elevation coniferous forest with lodgepole pine, Douglas fir and true firs surrounding a 2,824 acre Lake. It was formed as ash and tephra from the eruption of Mt. Mazama (now Crater Lake) that blocked Lake Creek, forming a relatively shallow and broad lake in the Cascades. Originally, this lake had no fish until it was first stocked with trout in 1910. Check with lake resort each year for the amount of stocked fish. As of 2006, ODFW has stocked 24,000 trout (could change from year to year). Usually a good carryover of fish from previous season. ODFW estimates over 35,000 trout available for anglers to harvest.

For Fish Harvest and Size restrictions Contact the Oregon Depart of Fish & Wildlife at: 541-440-3353.

This area provides birding opportunities for diving species and birds that are typical of high elevation forest, riparian and meadow habitats. An 11 mile paved bicycle trail surrounds the lake providing a good birding route with access to a variety of high elevation riparian, meadow and forested habitats.

Diamond Lake Resort has grown from a modest fishing lodge built in the 1920's to a full service, year round, family Resort. It is a favorite for hiking, Mt. biking, horseback riding, fishing, camping, visiting Crater Lake National Park, touring the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, family reunions, and just relaxing.

Offering 91 guest lodging facilities. 39 motel rooms, one deluxe Jacuzzi suite,10 housekeeping studios, and 42 two bedroom guest cabins. Motels accommodate one to four guests; deluxe Jacuzzi Suite: two guests; studios: two guests; and our guest cabins accommodate six guests.

Summer activities include trout fishing, mountain biking, swimming, water sports, boating, camping, and horseback riding.

Plenty of water activities for the entire family. While here there are certain birs to look for are: Three merganser species (Common, Red-breasted and Hooded), both goldeneyes (Common and Barrow's) and other diving ducks. Western, Clark's and Eared Grebes, Belted Kingfisher, Three-toed Woodpecker, Williamson's Sapsucker, Gray Jays, Steller's Jay, Hermit and MacGillivray's Warblers, Mountain and Chestnut-backed Chickadees.
Located just 5 miles north of Crater Lake National Park on highway 138. It is 79 miles east of Roseburg on highway 138; 85 miles north of Medford by highways 62 and 230; 85 miles north and west of Klamath Falls via highways 97 and 138 west; and 100 miles south of Bend using highway 97 south and 138 west. All highways leading to Diamond Lake are well plowed and sanded for winter travel. See Road Cams section.
Winter brings a sparkling wonderland to Diamond Lake. With Snowmobiling, Cat Ski Mt. Bailey, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and the most popular winter pass time sliding on the tubing hill with up-hill tow. Diamond Lake Resort, Oregon's Favorite for Year Round Family Adventures invites you visit soon.
 For Fees, Dates, Hours & more info, call them at: 800-733-7593 or 541-793-3333 or Visit their website: www.diamondlake.net

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