Fern Ridge Lake
29575 Jeans Road
Veneta, OR 97487
About Fern Ridge Lake
Fern Ridge Lake is a well-developed public recreation area in Oregon, USA, offering a variety of water sports including kayaking, canoeing, hiking, fishing, swimming and fishing. With over 9,000 hectares of underwater, Fern RidgeLake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the USA, accommodating more than 1,500 people and over 1.5 million visitors per year.
The Fern Ridge Dam was completed by the US Army Corps of Engineers in the late 1960s as part of the construction of a new dam on the Columbia River in Oregon, USA. Lake Fernkamm is located in a remote area and is a popular destination for visitors from the surrounding cities of Eugene, Portland and Salem, Oregon. The highlights for visitors to the lake are boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, hiking, game watching and fishing.
The Long Tom River is the main source of Fern Ridge Lake and remains one of the most important sources of drinking water in the Columbia River system. The LongTom River remains an important source of fish and other aquatic life in Oregon and for waterfowl. The secondary benefit is of course recreation, and the small bays within the bay, which are ideal for fishing and other wildlife, provide an excellent habitat for birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds of prey, fish, insects and reptiles. The area of the far crest of the lake has extensive wetlands and provides an important habitat for wintering waterfowl, migratory birds and many other bird species.
Fishing at Fern Ridge Lake is excellent and a favorite of avid anglers, and crappie is the main attraction. There are excellent perches, bluefish and catfish, but the best fish of the day are in the small bays and deep water areas.
The kratos grow faster at Fern Ridge Lake than in any other body of water in western Oregon. Spring is the best fishing season, and the warmer months bring excellent catches, especially in the category of 12-inch catches.
There are numerous fishing areas along the coast, which stretch for 32 miles, and the fishing pier in Perkins Peninsula Park is often used by young and disabled anglers. You can also abseil down Fern Ridge Lake, on the shore of the lake and in the water in front of the eastern shore.
Fern Ridge Lake is a great recreational destination for boaters; sailboats and sailing boards cross the lake at weekends, and spontaneous regattas are often held. Canoes and kayaks are other common attractions and there are yacht clubs for sailing enthusiasts. The constant winds on this lake are very conducive to sailing, making it another great recreational destination and a paradise for boaters.
Another activity at Fern Ridge Lake is bird watching. During migration times, thousands of birds use the shallows as a resting place for their young.
All in all, Fern Ridge Lake is an outdoor wonder in Oregon's Willamette Valley, so take your time to enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable day. For geocachers there are a number of trails and trails to choose from, as well as a variety of waterfalls and other natural attractions.