Getting There: Spring Creek is a tributary of the lower Williamson River. Spring Creek is easily accessed through Collier Memorial State Park, which is located approximately 25 miles north of Klamath Falls.
Fisheries: The primary fish in this stream are hatchery rainbow trout along with native redband trout. The stream is stocked with legal (8 to 12 inch) hatchery rainbow trout from late May through early September. Anglers are allowed 5 trout per day. Tackle allowed includes bait, lures and flies.
Useful Information: The main Spring Creek trout fishery is located within Collier Memorial State Park with good bank access along both sides of the stream. Spring Creek is a very cold spring-fed creek so swimming is usually not an option. Anglers are also encouraged not to wade in gravel areas of the stream because these are natural spawning areas for native redband trout.
Tackle & Techniques: Anglers catch fish on a variety of lures and baits early in the season. Fly fishing is most effective in late September through the end of October. Wild redband trout up to 15 lbs. are common in the Spring Creek area during the month of October. Due to its park-like setting, Spring Creek offers an excellent location for beginning fly anglers to try casting for stocked rainbow trout and some of the larger native redband trout.
Facilities: Collier Memorial State Park offers a wide variety of facilities including restrooms, play areas and two campgrounds.
Fees: Yes, campground fees.
Additional Activities: Collier State Memorial Park Logging Museum, sightseeing, canoeing, picnic area, bird watching. Bald eagles frequent this area. Other nearby state park: Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Area.
For More Information:
ODFW Klamath Watershed District Office – (541) 883-5732
Collier Memorial State Park – (541) 783-2471