Get Travel Southern Oregon highlights delivered to your inbox

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

There is a lot to do in Southern Oregon! Be the first to hear about local events, seasonal highlights and a get local’s perspective on the region.

Close

Odell Lake

Diamond Peak stands as a sentinel over Odell Lake, one of the blue giants of the Deschutes National Forest. This large lake is 3562 acres, 6 miles long and 1 1/2 miles wide, and reaches a depth of 282 ft. The average depth is 132 ft. which makes it ideal habitat for lake trout (Mackinaw) and bull trout. Rainbow trout, kokanee salmon and whitefish also naturally reproduce in this lake. Odell Lake is managed as a trophy lake trout fishery and has the distinction of the last two state record lake trout being caught here. The current state record is a 40 lb 8 oz 45.5 inch long giant caught in 1984 by Kenneth Erickson. Bull trout is listed as a threatened species with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and is thus closed to angling.

Odell Lake also offers beautiful campsites tucked away in thick forests and some excellent wind surfing. Boats are the most effective way to fish this lake but be aware of afternoon winds; the lake can get dangerously rough.

Motorized and non-motorized boats are allowed on this body of water. 

For boat launch information see Princess Creek Boating SiteSunset Cove Boating Site Trapper Creek Boating Site, Odell Lake Resort and Shelter Cove Resort.

Activities

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Lakes & Reservoirs
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing & Kiteboarding

Related Destinations

Overview Trapper Creek Campground is located in the Crescent Ranger District of Deschutes National Forest. Heavily forested and situated on […]

P.O. Box 8516
Crescent Lake, OR. 97408
541-323-1746
Learn More
Crater Lake

Whitefish Horse Camp

Overview In Deschutes National Forest, Whitefish Horse Campground offers visitors some of the most stunning scenery in central Oregon and […]

Crescent Lake, OR.
541-323-1746
Learn More
''

Overview Situated along the upper reaches of the Wild and Scenic North Umpqua River, Boulder Flat Campground is an enchanting […]

18782 North Umpqua Highway
Diamond Lake, OR. 97443
541-496-3532
Learn More