Lake Billy Chinook is a reservoir surrounded by public land. It is located in Jefferson County, Oregon. The lake spreads in 1,600 areas and contains 72 mi (116 km) of shoreline.
Situated at the confluence of Deschutes, Crooked, and Metolius Rivers, Lake Billy Chinook is a popular reservoir. The lake lies within a canyon carved by three rivers more than 10 million years ago. Lake Billy Chinook is a perfect destination for boating, sailing, and water skiing.
Lake Billy Chinook is filled with brown trout, smallmouth bass, sockeye salmon, Kokanee, and largemouth bass. It’s a popular spot for water sports like boating, water-skiing, swimming, and fishing.
Best time to visit: Open year-round to angling
Metolius arm March first to October 31.
Activities can be performed: Fishing, Water Activities, Motor Boating, Swimming, Waterskiing, and Windsurfing.
Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/tW1PEvWPPP7mz6nf7
Nearby City: Culver, OR
Odell Lake : Klamath County
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Located near Willamette Pass in Klamath County, Odell Lake is the ultimate destination to spend vacation. It is surrounded by the Deschutes National Forest and gives breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountains. Odell Lake’s proximity to Willamette Pass attracts visitors to explore and enjoy its beauty when traveling along.
Angler’s favorite spot, Odell Lake, holds state records for lake trout. Other species found in the lake, including mountain whitefish, rainbow trout, and kokanee salmon. With three well-developed campgrounds around Odell Lake’s shoreline, there are a few boat ramps available to use for motorized and non-motorized boats. Visitors also get the opportunity to enjoy water skiing, sailing, and windsurfing.
Best time to visit: All year round
Activities can be performed: Snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, Hiking, Frisbee Golf, Lake Tours, Hay Rides, downhill skiing, Biking, snowboarding, nesting, horseback riding, fishing, and guided fishing.
Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/6XkbYNw7bnhPgGyVA
Nearby City: Bend, OR (65 mi)
Upper Klamath Lake : Klamath County