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Guide to fishing for rainbow trout and brown trout at Diamond Lake in Oregon.

Diamond Lake, OR

This 2,800-acre natural lake, Diamond Lake, is located in southwest Oregon, at the town of Diamond Lake. This trout lake is stocked annually by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the fishing is highly rated.

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Diamond Lake, located in the beautiful Umpqua National Forest of Southern Oregon, is a renowned fishing destination known for its stunning landscapes and excellent fishing opportunities. The lake is teeming with various fish species, making it a popular spot for anglers of all skill levels.

One of the primary attractions of Diamond Lake is its thriving population of rainbow trout. The lake is regularly stocked with these beautiful and hard-fighting fish, ensuring a consistent fishing experience throughout the year. Anglers can target rainbow trout using a variety of techniques, including fly fishing, trolling, or casting with lures and bait. The lake's clear waters and abundant insect life make it an ideal habitat for trout, providing anglers with exciting opportunities to hook into some impressive catches.

In addition to rainbow trout, Diamond Lake is home to other popular fish species such as brook trout, brown trout, and kokanee salmon. Brook trout, known for their vibrant colors and aggressive nature, offer an additional angling option. Brown trout, with their elusive nature and impressive size, provide a thrilling challenge for anglers looking for a trophy catch. Kokanee salmon, a landlocked version of sockeye salmon, can be found in Diamond Lake and offer a unique angling experience with their strong fights and delicious flesh.

Before embarking on a fishing trip to Diamond Lake, it is crucial to check the local fishing regulations, including size and bag limits, and obtain any necessary permits or licenses. Respecting these regulations helps maintain the health and sustainability of the fishery and ensures a positive fishing experience for all.

Diamond Lake in Oregon offers anglers a picturesque setting and a wealth of fish species to pursue. Whether you're targeting rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, or kokanee salmon, Diamond Lake provides a memorable fishing adventure in the heart of the Umpqua National Forest's natural wonders.

Anglers can fish from the bank near the resort, near Lake Creek and throughout lakeside campgrounds. Boaters can explore the 11 miles of shoreline in search of trout. Boat ramps are available at both the north and south ends of the lake.

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Primary fish species residing in Diamond Lake

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Rainbow trout Brown trout

Diamond Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a popular activity on Diamond Lake, providing anglers with convenient access to different fishing spots. Motorboats, kayaks, and canoes are all permitted on the lake, allowing anglers to explore its vast expanse and find their preferred fishing locations. It is important to adhere to boating regulations and practice proper safety measures while enjoying the lake's waters.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Diamond Lake Campground North Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off NF 4795 Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Diamond Lake Campground Boat South Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off NF 4795 Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

North End Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off NF 4795 Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

South Shore Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off NF 4795 Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Thielsen View West Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off NF 500 Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Camping facilities are available near Diamond Lake, offering anglers the opportunity to extend their fishing trips and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Campgrounds provide convenient access to the lake, allowing anglers to maximize their fishing time and enjoy the serenity of the surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Diamond Lake Resort Campground - 541 793-3333

Diamond Lake Campground - 541 496-2531

South Shore Pavilion Campground - 541 498-2531

Broken Arrow Campground - 541 498-2531

Thielsen View Campground - 541 498-2531

Diamond Lake OR Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Diamond Lake
Diamond Lake Resort
350 Resort Drive
Diamond Lake, OR 97731
541 793-3333


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