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Lost Creek Lake

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Lost Creek Lake is located in Jackson County, 44 miles north and east of Medford on the Rogue River in a scenic, mountain and timbered canyon. Conservation measures preserve the ecological balance and retain the natural beauty of the terrain. The upper reaches of the lake are accessible only by boat.

Construction of the Lost Creek Dam was begun in 1972 and completed in 1977. The dam's unusual intake tower regulate water temperature by combining lake water from different depths in a mixing chamber and releasing it downstream. This cools the normally too-warm summer water of the Rogue River so that fish can flourish.

Several major public access areas, parks (including Joseph H Stewart State Park), boat ramps and a trail system surround the lake's 30 miles of shoreline. McGregor Park, dedicated in July 1977, was specifically designed for the convenience of handicapped visitors.

Location: Shady Cove Oregon

(Crater Lake) Crater Lake National Park
(Cave Junction) Eight Dollar Mountain Botanical Area
(Medford) Harry and David's
(Ashland) Lithia Park
(Shady Cove) Lost Creek Lake
(Rogue River) Palmerton Arboretum


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11/19 Coming to The Shady Cove area
Spring Thaw Mountain Bike Festival Ashland OR May18-19 The Spring Thaw is Oregon's largest mountain bike event.
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Rhododendron Days Florence OR May17-19 The annual celebration of the blooming of rhododendrons along the central Oregon Coast.
Azalea Festival Brookings OR May24-26 The community-wide festival includes a parade, street fair, art show, car show, flower & quilt shows, breakfasts and BBQ's
Bohemia Mining Days Cottage Grove OR July18-21 Prospectors' breakfast, miners' parade, food booths, gold panning, a pow wow, carnival, kiddie parade, street dance, and more.