There: Waverly Lake is located in Albany on 99E just west of I-5. The Freeway Lakes are located south of Albany on Three Lakes Road. Take the Hwy 34 (Corvallis) exit off I-5 and go a short distance east to Seven Mile Lane. Go north on Seven Mile then right on to Three Lakes Road. From Albany, take the Hwy 20 (Lebanon) exit and go east to Spicer Road (Home Depot). Follow Spicer Road a short distance then travel south on Three Lakes Ro ad.
Fisheries: Waverly and Freeway Lakes are stocked with rainbow trout in April and May. Later in the season, both lakes offer excellent warmwater fishing opportunities. Good-sized largemouth bass are routinely caught at both Waverly and Freeway Lakes. There is also an excellent bluegill and c rappie fishery at Freeway Lakes.
Information: Waverly Lake offers excellent bank fishing opportunities and also has good access for disabled anglers, including a dock. There is a paved trail around the entire lake. Bank fishing opportunities at Freeway Lakes are good for the two lakes to the east of I-5. A boat ramp is present for the launching of small boats, allowing access to the largest lake on the west s ide of I-5.
Tackle & Techniques: At all lakes bank fishing for trout is good with worm and bobber or PowerBait. There are good casting areas for working spinners. For warmwater fish, worm and bobber, or grubs and jigs work well, especially for crappie. Fish for bass along the lake shore near fallen trees and snags.
Facilities: Waverly Lake is located in an Albany city park with restrooms and picnic facilities. In the summer months, paddle boats are available for r ent. Restrooms are located at Freeway Lakes.
Additional Activities: Both of these lakes are located in or near the City of Albany. Numerous other recreational activities are available nearby including paved bike trails, hiking and wildlife viewing. Albany has many restaurants, motels and shopping opportunities including a nice downtown area along the Willamette River with small unique shops. Nearby state park: Sarah Helmick State Recreation Site.
For More Information:
ODFW South Willamette Watershed District Office — (541) 757-4186
City of Albany Parks — (541) 917-7777
Linn County Parks — (541) 967-3917