Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Aumsville Ponds County Park is located just southeast of the small town of Aumsville, Oregon. The park is 77 acres in size and home to wetlands, a short hiking trail, and Young Lake. The area was once a rock quarry, and later used as a wetland mitigation site by Oregon Department of Transportation. Today the site is owned by the county and enjoyed by locals, and has even been used as an environmental studies site by local community college students.

At the parking area you’ll find a vault toilet, trash receptacles and a picnic table near the lake. A short and enjoyable trail leads around Young Lake. You’ll cross two footbridges as you meander alongside the shoreline. At the far side there is a fishing pier - an excellent place to try for the bass, bluegill, trout and catfish that are found here.

The hiking trail also leads to a scenic knob that juts outward into the lake, another excellent place to fish or enjoy the shade underneath a large fir here. On the frontside of the lake there is a small island of sorts that can be accessed when water levels are low.

Although the lake is an excellent spot for families, please note that any four legged members (aka dogs) will have to stay at home.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Scenic pond. Short hiking trail. Fishing.

Cons

No pets allowed.

Features

Wildlife
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Fishing
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Bird watching

Location

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