Diamond Lake, Medford
Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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.To visit Diamond Lake and get the most from your holiday in Medford, create itinerary details personal to you using our Medford vacation trip planner.
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love to fish and camp here and explore the trails. Fish are always biting and the stars at night are unparalleled!
We've enjoyed going to Diamond Lake. We have stayed at the resort overnight. We have gone boating and fishing. There are places by the lake for picnics. Diamond Lake is close to Crater Lake National P... read more »
A group I ride motorcycle has annual trips to Crater Lake where we take other bikers that have never been there and we always take the whole group to Diamond Lake for lunch. Good food and very friendl... read more »
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