JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON PARKS
7520 TABLE ROCK ROAD
CENTRAL POINT, OR 97502
(541) 774-8183

December 03, 2016
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Howard Prairie Resort Restaurant, Store, Campground, and Marina are all CLOSED
for the 2016 season. 

New Hours of Operation:
MARINA & BOAT RENTALS: (CLOSED FOR THE SEASON)
 

RESTAURANT(CLOSED FOR THE SEASON)
  

STORE: (CLOSED FOR THE SEASON)

CAMPGROUND:  (CLOSED FOR THE SEASON) 

RESORT Camping and Cabin Reservations accepted Online or by Phone) with a Maximum of 9 Months and a Minimum of 3 Days in advance of arrival date.

The Howard Prairie Resort is 155 beautiful acres, including 1.63 miles of lake frontage and breathtaking views of Mt. McLoughlin.  The lake waters are teeming with both trout and bass and have some of the best fishing in Southern Oregon.

Offering everything from tent sites to large RV sites, a store, restaurant, laundry facilities, and full-service boat marina, The Howard Prairie Resort is the ideal location for a unique outdoor excursion for the entire family, either for just a weekend or your summer vacation destination. 

Discover a true ambiance of natural camping in one of Howard Prairie Resort's campsites with spacious tree-covered spaces.

FISHING AT HOWARD PRAIRIE

New Rule Changes by ODFW
Year-Round Fishing Howard Prairie Lake

Howard Prairie just recently turned into a year round fishery with rule changes enacted by ODFW.  The parks at the lake, including the ramps have always closed no later than October 31 due to park staffing levels, winter mountain conditions and lake levels.  This year is no different.  Water levels at the lake make Willow Point, Grizzly Creek, and Klum Landing ramps unusable, as they are high and dry.  The only ramp left that is usable at this point is the ramp at the HP resort.  Due to the amount of infrastructure at the Resort that has the potential to get vandalized (and does), in conjunction with the fact that our seasonal hosts at the resort leave for the winter and the park is winterized for the winter, the resort is not a site that is suitable to leave open, unattended, for park use.  In any normal water year, we are more than happy to leave the Willow Point ramp open, as the restroom at the park is a vault toilet needing no running water and there is little available for vandals to destroy. 

In the meantime, we have opened Willow Point for anglers to park and use the restroom facilities, but it is only useful for bank anglers, as mentioned above, the ramp is dry.  This access will continue so long as fall weather continues.  When and if snow starts to fly and roads become snow packed, the park will be closed again.  Please note that closing boat ramps at high elevation lakes seasonally is not abnormal. 

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FISHING LICENSES: (April 2017)

DAILY Fishing Licenses are sold for $19.00 out of the Lodge building during hours of operation. Annual Fishing Licenses will NOT be sold at the park and should be purchased (Sportsman's Warehouse, BlackBird) prior to arriving at the Resort.

You can also purchase your fishing licenses online, through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

ODFW Fishing Report:
Howard Prairie Reservoir

Bureau of Reclamation:
Lake Levels

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