Willow Valley Reservoir
There: From Klamath Falls travel on State Route 140 to Dairy, then turn right on County Road 70. Continue south on Langell Valley Road through Lorella. As you near the California border watch for a sign to the reservoir and turn left on Willow Valley Road.
Fisheries: Warmwater gamefish are prevalent in the reservoir including largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and a few yellow perch. Largemouth bass grow quite large, often to 6 pounds or bigger. Trout fishing can also be excellent in good water years.
Information: Willow Valley Reservoir is located on BLM land at an isolated location. The reservoir and facilities offer an undeveloped and unpopulated outdoor experience. Be cautious of native snakes and insects, such as spiders and scorpions, which may bite or sting.
Tackle & Techniques:
Use standard warmwater fishing techniques such as bobber and worms, and jigs. While bait is allowed, soft plastic lures imitating worms, frog and grubs work well for largemouth bass. There is good bank access around the BLM campground.
Facilities: A “primitive” BLM campground with well maintained boat ramp and restroom facilities is located at the reservoir.
Additional Activities: Wildlife and waterfowl are prevalent at Willow Valley Reservoir. Antelope live nearby, and bald and golden eagles as well as many other bird species are common. Nearby state park: Goose Lake State Recreation Area.
ODFW Klamath Watershed District Office — (541) 883-5732
BLM Klamath Falls Office — (541) 883-6916