Loon Lake Recreation Site

Central Oregon Coast, Oregon

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  • The entrance to the Loon Lake Recreation Site.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • Day use parking area at Loon Lake Recreation Site.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • Restrooms at the day use area.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • Horseshoe pits in the day use area.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • Expansive sandy beach at the Loon Lake Recreation Site.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • Picturesque Loon Lake.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • Boaters enjoying a day on Loon Lake.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • Dogs are permitted only on the boat beach.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • Large designated swim area next to boat beach.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • Boaters enjoying a day on Loon Lake.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • Large grassy picnic area with several tables.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • Large grassy picnic area against the sandy beach.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • Large grassy picnic area against a sandy beach.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • Large designated swim area.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • Large designated swim area.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • A vast sandy beach with access to the swim area.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • Large buoyed swim area.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • Flush toilets near the boat beach.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • View of the sandy beach from the trail to the falls.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • The picturesque Loon Lake as seen from the trail to the falls.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • Trail to Loon Lake Falls.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • Loon Lake Falls.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • The amphitheater was built by boy scouts.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • The trail to the campground from the amphitheater.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • The fishing dock alongside the boat launch.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • A family enjoying the main fishing dock.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • View of Loon Lake from the fishing dock.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
  • Fish cleaning station.- Loon Lake Recreation Site
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Pros: 
Large sandy beach. Old-growth forest. Wildflowers. Variety of activities.
Cons: 
Crowds.
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Region:
Central Oregon Coast, OR
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
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Adventure Description

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Loon Lake, somewhat off the beaten path and isolated in the rugged Coast Range, offers a large variety of water sport activities. Loon Lake Recreation Site is an ideal place to enjoy those activities. From a large designated swim area on a vast, sandy beach to a short trail to a waterfall to a campground and amphitheater complete with projector screen, this place has enough options to appeal to any adventurer. 

Substantial parking can be found immediately following the toll both as well as along the beach area. The main grassy area is filled with several large picnic tables, a couple of horseshoe pits, and three separate restrooms. The impressive sandy beach, which stretches all the way across the waterfront, provides access to the water in a few different ways. On the southernmost tip of the beach area, behind a rock outcropping, there's the boat launch with alongside fishing dock. But if that fishing dock doesn't suit your needs, there is the large main fishing dock on the opposite side of this rock outcropping. Then, of course, there's the large and safe buoyed swim area (no lifeguard on duty). On the opposite side of the swim area, boaters can moor/beach their boats overnight if they are staying in the campground. Dogs are not allowed in the buoyed swim area, but only in the boat beach area. On the southwest tip of the beach there is the trailhead to Loon Lake Falls, a double-tiered seasonal falls surrounded by old growth Douglas fir, western redcedar, and western hemlock trees. Anglers will also find a substantial fish cleaning station near the main parking area. For those looking to extend their time in this popular recreation site, there is a 38-site campground just up the hill from the park. 

If you are looking for a few more amenities, supplies, or options to launch your watercraft, Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort is by far the most popular facility on the lake. It has the only public boat dock/marina and boat ramp. Boat rentals, including paddle boats, kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and Sea-Doo personal watercrafts, are available. The resort also offers substantial overnight accommodations (including the Waterfront House, cabins, yurts, a campground and RV sites) along with a beach volleyball court, Snack Shack, cafe, and swimming beach.

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