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

February 28, 2017
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Grizzly Park at Howard Prairie Lake

closed for season

Grizzly Park at Howard Prairie Lake covers a total of 80 beautiful acres, including 1.36 miles of lake frontage and a majestic view of Mt. McLoughlin.

Surrounded by the forests of the Cascade Mountains, Howard Prairie Lake is a popular destination, offering an abundance of recreational opportunities, and has some of the best trout and bass fishing in Southern Oregon.

This little gem of a park provides numerous activities such as camping, fishing, boating, hiking, swimming, or just relaxing in the midst of a natural oasis.

With beautiful lakefront campsites and boat ramp, Grizzly Park offers a unique outdoor experience and an opportunity to escape from the city for a fun-filled day or weekend camping trip. Campsites at Grizzly Park are first come, first served.  No Reservations.

Elevation:
4550 Feet

ODFW Fishing Report:
Howard Prairie Reservoir

Bureau of Reclamation:
Lake Levels

 ADA Accessibility
1. CXT Vault Toilet by Boat Ramp

Year-Round Fishing

New Rule Changes 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.

Amenities & Park Fees

  park map 

Grizzly Park Amenities:
21 Campsites (No Hookups)
Picnic Tables
Campfire Rings
CXT Vault Toilets
Boat Ramp

Grizzly Park Fees:
Daily Parking Fee is $4.00 per vehicle
(Season Passes are sold at the Parks Office for $30)

Campsites are $18/night (includes 1 vehicle)
Maximum of 8 people per campsite
Additional Vehicles (limit one) are $6/night
Firewood is $6.00/bundle.

Open Dates/Hours:
Day Use/Boat Ramp/Campground
Open mid April - mid September
(dates may vary - contact Parks Office )

Location/Directions:
Hyatt Prairie Road, Ashland, Oregon
40 miles southeast of Medford, OR
21 miles east of Ashland, OR
I-5 to Ashland Exit 14, east on Hwy 66 (1 mi)
Take Dead Indian Memorial Rd (Mountain Lakes)
for 17 miles to Hyatt Prairie Rd - Go about 2 miles on Hyatt Prairie Rd to Grizzly Park