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Diamond Lake, Medford
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Diamond Lake is a natural body of water in the southern part of the U.S. state of Oregon. It lies near the junction of Oregon Route 138 and Oregon Route 230 in the Umpqua National Forest in Douglas County. It is located between Mount Bailey to the west and Mount Thielsen to the east; it is just north of Crater Lake National Park.The outlet of the lake is at its north end. From there, water flows via Lake Creek into the North Umpqua River and ultimately to the Pacific Ocean.Diamond Lake was named for John Diamond, for whom Diamond Peak is also named. He saw the lake in 1852 while on the summit of Diamond Peak. Diamond was a pioneer settler of Coburg, Oregon, and part of a party opening a road between the Middle Fork Willamette River and Idaho as an immigration route.An adjacent post office named Diamond Lake, Oregon, was established in 1925 and ran until 1956, when it was changed to a summer-only office.
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  • This was our 3rd or 4th visit to Diamond Lake and again, we are always taken aback by the beauty of the region. This, however, was our first time during winter in the snow. Breathtaking! If it gets to...  more »
  • Diamond Lake is truly an Oregon Gem of a high Cascade Lake...Beautiful scenery set between snow capped Volcanoes, as well it close location to Crater Lake National Park, make it a wonderful day trip t...  more »
  • This is one of my favorite places to bring the family. Great fishing, camping, beaches. A beautiful paved bike path around the lake. Book early