AROUND THE LAKE

SUP Paddle
Hiking Boots
Swimming in Nature
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ATV on Dirt
Water Skiing
ATV AND SNOWMOBILE RIDING

The McCoy OHV area is located 8 miles east of Detroit off of Highway 22 on McCoy Road (FS Road 2233)....Just 7miles from Lakeview RV Park.

During the Spring and Summer, enjoy approximately 50 miles of Easiest to More Difficult roads open to motorized Class I, II, III, and IV users and highway vehicles.

During the Fall and Winter, the McCoy area is a designated snowmobile riding area.

BOATING

Mongold host the areas main public boat launch if you are bringing your own boat.

For boat rentals, short term or season long morage...Kane's Marina and Detroit Lake Marina is your place to go.

 

FISHING

Detroit Lake is one of the most consistent places in Oregon to catch rainbow trout. During April and May, Detroit is stocked with thousands of trout and continues into the first weeks of July, but at a reduced rate. ODFW are also known to stock during September and Octobers as well. 

In recent seasons, Detroit Lake also has increasingly become one of the very best kokanee lakes around, and in some serious kokanee anglers’ opinions it has overtaken Green Peter Reservoir as the best kokanee fishing spot anywhere in Western Oregon.

The Detroit Lake community hosts a popular fishing derby around the middle of May each year, when the fishing is usually exceptionally good.

Visit the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife by clicking on the picture below for current trout stocking schedule.

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DAY USE

Detroit Flats Day Use Area is a recreational area located in Oregon best known for activities such as boating, fishing, picnicking, swimming, and general sightseeing.

Visit the Detroit Flats Day Use Area for picnicking and other day use activities such as picnicking, kayaking, swimming, boating, water skiing.

Mongold Day Use area is 1.5 miles west of Detroit Lake State Park. It's the only public boat launch facility on the lake featuring a swimming area, grass beach, picnic facilities and restrooms.

HIKING

Detroit has 73 hiking trails. These trails range from 0.4 to 44 miles in length. The most popular trails are Mount Jefferson Wilderness Traverse (Backpacking), Shale Lake Loop and Breitenbush Hot Springs Area. There are 16 hard trails in Detroit ranging from 3.3 to 33.6 miles and from 1,912 to 5,977 feet above sea level.

TUMBLE CREEK TRAIL

It is a great conditioning trail because of the total elevation gain involved in a short distance, and the year around access to the lower trailhead. The lower trailhead is located right off on Highway 22 at Detroit Lake so involves no backcountry travel on gravel roads. Early season access is always available, and it's a good work out on the lower section even when the upper trail is blocked by snow.

The trail also has a lot of scenic value to offer the hiker as well. There are great vistas of Detroit Lake, glimpses through the trees of Mt Jefferson, views of Tumble Rock and Elephant Rock across Tumble Creek, and a stunning shot of Tumble Falls.

 

OPAL CREEK

Difficulty: An easy 4-mile hike traverses the old-growth forest to 30-foot Sawmill Falls. A longer, 7.1-mile loop extends upriver to Opal Pool and Jawbone Flats, a Depression-era mining camp. 

Season:Open all year, but the route may be snowy or icy after mid-winter storms.

STAHLMAN POINT

 

View of Detroit Lake and Piety Island from the trail (cfm)

 

    Mt Jefferson above the town of Idanha (cfm)

  • Start point: Stahlman Point Trailhead

  • End point: Stahlman Point

  • Hike Type: Out and Back

  • Distance: 5 miles RT

  • Elevation gain: 1300 feet

  • Difficulty: Moderate

  • Seasons: late fall- early spring

  • Family Friendly: Yes, except caution must be used at the summit.

  • Backpackable: No

  • Crowded: No

Temporary Closed 
Due to Fires

Temporary Closed 
Due to Fires

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When you are out and about, exploring this beautiful piece of Oregon...Don't forget to look down, look around, look in stumps, on trails, around business, on bridges....just about anywhere! You could be lucky enough to find one of the hidden Detroit Rocks! 

Click Here for link to clues...And don't forget to register your rock if you find one. Register Here

Detroit Rocks!

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