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Fishing in Oregon - 50 Places to go Fishing within 60 Minutes of Roseburg

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Find a fishing spot near Roseburg

Let’s go fishing on Saturday. Not enough time? Think again – if you live in the Roseburg area, there are many places you can get to in less than an hour. Make sure you read the Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations before you go. Mileage and generalized directions are from the Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 SE Douglas.

Directions and times are approximate.

1. Amacher County Park, Winchester—6 mi., 9 min.
Salmon, steelhead

Boat ramp and some bank access on N. Umpqua River. Take I-5 N to exit 129, Winchester/Wilbur. Right at OR-99/NE Stephens, make first right after bridge.

boat ramp    restrooms    camping         

2. Apple Creek Campground (fly fishing only)—44 mi., 50 min.
Steelhead, trout

Primarily catch-and-release bank fishing. Access to N. Umpqua hiking trail. Head east on OR-138 E/NE Diamond Lake Blvd., go about 43.5 miles to campground on right.

restrooms    camping

Key

boat ramp Boat launch or ramp
picnic Picnic area
restrooms Restrooms or toilet
camping Campground
forest pass NW Forest Pass required
camping Day use, parking or other fee
brochure
50 in 60 Flyer (pdf)

3. Baker Memorial Wayside, Idleyld Park (fly fishing only)—25 mi., 31 min.
Steelhead, trout

Popular day-use area with bank fishing. Head east on OR-138 E/NE Diamond Lake Blvd., go about 25 miles to wayside on right.

picnic    restrooms

4. Ben Irving Reservoir, Tenmile—18 mi., 24 min.
Trout, crappie, bluegill, bass

Stocked rainbow trout and warmwater fishing. Take I-5 S to exit 119. Merge onto Hwy. 42, go about 11 miles. Left at Ireland Rd, go about 0.5 miles. Right at Berry Cr. Rd.

boat ramp    picnic    restrooms

5. Bogus Creek Campground (fly fishing only)—35 mi., 42 min.
Steelhead, trout

Primarily catch-and-release fishing. Head east on OR-138 E/NE Diamond Lake Blvd., go about 35 miles. Bogus Creek river access on right.

restrooms    camping
What you need
  • A fishing license if you are older than 13
  • A fishing rod, tackle, lures
  • A copy of the Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations
  • Licenses and regulations are available at license agents and online.

6. Boulder Flat Campground, Toketee (fly fishing only)—53 mi., 59 min.
Steelhead, trout

Primarily catch-and-release fishing adjacent to Boulder Creek Wilderness area. Head east on OR-138 E/NE Diamond Lake Blvd., go about 52.5 miles to campground on left.

picnic    restrooms    camping

7. Bunch Bar, Elkton—44 mi., 52 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, bass

Great bank fishing access on lower Umpqua River. Take I-5 N to exit 136, Elkton/Sutherlin. Left onto OR-138 W, go 24 miles. Left onto OR-38 W/Umpqua Hwy, go about 6 miles, destination on left.

restrooms

8. Cable Crossing Wayside, Idlelyd Park (fly fishing only)—23 mi., 28 min.
Steelhead, trout

Popular fly fishing hole with good bank access. Go west on Hwy 138 for 23 miles. Wayside is on right, just one mile past Swiftwater Recreation Area. It’s a steep, short driveway just before the guardrail begins.

picnic    restrooms

9. Calapooya Creek (Stearns Park), Oakland—16 mi., 22 mins.
Trout

Access to Calapooya Creek. Park closed in winter. Take I-5 N to exit 138. Merge onto Stearns Ln., go about 1 mile. Slight left to stay on Stearns Ln., left onto Goodman Ave.

Crane Prairie Reservoir
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boat ramp    picnic    restrooms    camping    forest pass   fee

10. “Camp Water” at Mott Bridge, Steamboat (fly fishing only)—39 mi., 46 min.
Steelhead, trout

Primarily catch-and-release with great bank fishing for summer steelhead in scenic and historic setting. Head east on OR-138 E/NE Diamond Lake Blvd., go about 39 miles. Turn right over Mott Bridge, park on right and hike down trail to river.

restrooms

11. Canyonville (Behind Seven Feathers Casino), Canyonville—26 mi., 28 min.
Steelhead, bass

Bank access near winter steelhead acclimation site. Take I-5 S to exit 99 N. Canyonville/Crater Lk. Left at Creekside Rd/Jeffreys Rd. Left onto Gazley Bridge Rd, go about 0.25 miles. Pull into parking area just before bridge.

restrooms

12. Cleveland Rapids Park, Garden Valley—14 mi., 20 min.
Salmon, steelhead, bass, shad

Boat launch and great bank access for steelhead and salmon. Take I-5 N to exit 129, Winchester/Wilbur. Right onto OR-99 S/NE Stephens. Turn right at signal onto Del Rio Rd., go 4.5 miles. Right onto Garden Valley Rd., go about 2.5 miles. Keep left at fork then turn left onto Cleveland Rapids Rd. Go about 1 mile to boat ramp on left.

boat ramp    picnic    restrooms

13. Colliding Rivers Boat Ramp, Glide—16.5 mi., 20 min.
Salmon, steelhead

Head east on OR-138 E/NE Diamond Lake Blvd. Go about 16 miles. Boat ramp on left, just before Little River Rd.

boat ramp    picnic    restrooms

14. Cooper Creek Reservoir, Sutherlin—16 mi., 28 min.
Trout, bass, bluegill

Boat ramps, bank fishing and day-use park. Take I-5 N to exit 136, Elkton/Sutherlin. Right on West Central Avenue. Right at Waite St., and continue on Southside Rd. Right at Cooper Cr. Rd.

boat ramp    picnic    restrooms

15. Days Creek Boat Ramp, Canyonville—34 mi., 45 min.
Steelhead

Take I-5 S to exit 98, Canyonville/Days Cr. Left onto 1st St/Canyonville-Riddle Rd. Take 2nd right onto SE Main St. Take 2nd left onto SE 3rd St., continue onto Douglas County Hwy 1/Tiller Trail Hwy. Go about 7 miles. Turn right after crossing bridge over river.

boat ramp

16. Deer Park (Stewart Park), Roseburg—0.5 mi., 3 min.
Steelhead

Bank fishing and day-use park with bike trails, playground, and ball fields. Head NW on SE Douglas Ave. Turn right onto SE Jackson St. Continue onto NE Winchester St., and left onto NE Rowe Ave. Walk bike path to mouth of Deer Cr.

picnic    restrooms

17. Douglas County Fairgrounds Boat Ramp, Roseburg—3 mi., 6 min.
Steelhead, bass

Boat ramp, bank fishing, RV park, playground, and museum. Take I-5 S to exit 123, Fairgrounds/Umpqua Park. Left at Heritage Way / SW Portland Ave. First right onto Frear St. Boat ramp is near horse barns.

boat ramp    picnic    restrooms    camping   fee

18. Eagle Rock Campground, North Umpqua (fly fishing only)—51 mi., 58 min.
Steelhead, trout

Bank fishing. Head east on OR-138 E/NE Diamond Lake Blvd. Go about 51 miles, river access on left.

picnic    restrooms    camping

19. Elkton Boat Ramp, Elkton—38 mi., 46 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Boat ramp and bank fishing adjacent to RV park. Take I-5 N to exit 136, Elkton/Sutherlin. Left onto OR-138 W. Go about 24 miles. Left onto OR-38 W/Umpqua Hwy. Take third left onto 2nd St., right at River Rd.

boat ramp    picnic

20. Galesville Reservoir, Azalea—37 mi., 42 min.
Trout, landlocked coho, bass, bluegill

Boat ramp, playground, trails. Take I-5 S to exit 88, Azalea/Galesville Reservoir. Left at Azalea-Glen Rd. Continue onto Upper Cow Creek Rd. about 7.5 miles to boat ramp on right.

boat ramp    picnic    restrooms    camping

21. Happy Valley Boat Ramp, Green District—6 mi., 12 min.
Steelhead, smallmouth bass

Boat ramp and bank fishing. Take I-5 S to exit 120, Green District/Roseburg. Slight right toward OR-99S, left at OR-99S. Take first right onto E. Happy Valley Rd., right at Amber St., left onto Poteet St.

picnic    restrooms

22. Harold and Sid Nichols Park, Winston—10 mi., 19 min.
Bass, steelhead

Boat ramp and bank access near mouth of Lookingglass Creek. Take I-5 S to exit 119. Merge onto OR-42, go 3 miles. Stay right on OR-42 and go about 0.7 miles to boat ramp on left.

boat ramp    restrooms

23. Hestness Park, Roseburg—8 mi., 16 min.
Steelhead, salmon

Boat ramp and bank access to the N. Umpqua River. Take I-5 N to exit 129, Winchester/Wilbur. Right at OR 99 S/NE Stephens St. Right at signal onto Del Rio Rd, go about 3.5 miles to park on left.

boat ramp    picnic    restrooms

24. Horseshoe Bend Campground, Dry Creek Area (fly fishing only)—48 mi., 56 min.
Trout, steelhead

Raft boat launch and bank fishing. Head east on OR-138 E/NE Diamond Lake Blvd., go about 46 miles. Turn right at campground sign and go about 0.5 mile.

boat ramp    picnic    restrooms    camping

25. Hutchinson State Park, Tyee—28 mi., 34 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Bank fishing and day-use area. Take I-5 N to exit 136, Elkton/Sutherlin. Left onto OR-138 W, go about 15 miles. Park is on left.

restrooms

26. Island Creek Day-Use Area, Riddle—31 mi., 46 min.
Trout, steelhead

Bank fishing access on Cow Creek. Take I-5 S to exit 103, Tri-City/Myrtle Creek. Slight right onto Pruner Rd, continue onto Riddle Bypass Rd, go about 5 miles. Continue onto Cow Cr Rd. about 4 miles to site on left.

picnic    restrooms

27. James Wood Boat Ramp, Tyee—22 mi., 35 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Boat ramp and bank fishing. Take I-5 N to exit 136, Elkton/Sutherlin. Left onto OR-138 W then left onto Fort McKay Rd/Sutherlin Umpqua Rd. Go about 6 miles and turn right onto Tyee Rd. Go about another 6 miles, boat ramp on left.

boat ramp    picnic    restrooms

28. Lawson Bar, Canyonville—24 mi., 29 min.
Steelhead, smallmouth bass

Boat launch and bank fishing. No restroom. Take I-5 S to exit 102. Right at Gazley Rd, left onto Lawson Bar Rd., go about 0.5 miles to gravel bar.

boat ramp

29. Little River (Emile Rec Site), Glide—31 mi., 46 min.
Trout

Bank fishing and nearby hiking trails. Take OR-138 E/NE Diamond Lake Blvd. for 16 miles. Right onto Little River Rd., go about 5.5 miles, stay left. Continue on Little River Rd. about 9 miles to site on right.

restrooms

30. Mack Brown Park, Umpqua—19 mi., 38 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Wooded rural park with bank fishing. Take I-5 N to exit 136, Elkton/Sutherlin. Left onto OR-138 W. Left onto Fort McKay Rd/Sutherlin Umpqua Rd, go about 6 miles. Right onto Tyee Rd., go about 3.5 miles to park on left.

picnic    restrooms

31. Myrtle Creek Boat Launch, Myrtle Creek—18 mi., 23 min.
Smallmouth bass, steelhead

Gravel bar boat launch. Take I-5 S to exit 108, Myrtle Creek. Left onto N Main St, go about 1 mile. Right onto SW Western Ave, follow for about 0.25 mile to gravel bar.

boat ramp

32. Narrows Wayside, Idlelyd Park—21 mi., 27 min.
Steelhead, chinook

Popular bank fishing site. Head east on OR-138 E/NE Diamond Lake Blvd., go about 21 miles to wayside on right.

restrooms

33. Osprey Boat Ramp, Tyee—31 mi., 46 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Boat ramp and bank fishing. Take I-5 N to exit 136, OR-138, Elkton/Sutherlin. Left onto OR-138 W, go 10.5 miles. Left onto Tyee Rd. and go 7 miles to boat ramp on right.

boat ramp    restrooms

34. Pickett Park (Canyonville Park), Canyonville—28 mi., 35 min.
Steelhead, bass

Boat ramp and bank access, playground. Take I-5 S to exit 98 Canyonville-Riddle Rd. Left at 1st St/Canyonville-Riddle Rd. Second right onto SE Main St. Take second left onto SE 3rd St., continue onto Douglas County Hwy 1/Tiller Trail Hwy. about 1 mile. Left on Pickett Lane.

boat ramp    picnic    restrooms

35. Plat I Reservoir, Sutherlin—17 mi., 32 min.
Trout, bass, bluegill

Day-use area with boat ramp and bank fishing. Take I-5 N to exit 136, Elkton/Sutherlin. Right onto W. Central Ave. Go about 3.3 miles, continue straight onto Nonpareil Rd. Go about 1 mile, right at Plat I Rd. and go about 1 more mile.

boat ramp    picnic    restrooms

36. Red Top Pond, Myrtle Creek—38 mi., 60 min.
Trout, bass

Pond stocked with catchable-sized trout in spring, and warmwater fishing year-round. Take I-5 S to exit 108, Myrtle Creek. Left onto N. Main St. Go 0.5 miles then turn left onto Riverside Dr. (turns into South Myrtle Cr. Rd.) and go about 16 miles. Road becomes one lane here and is BLM Rd. 28-2-35.0. Drive from this point 4 miles to pond on left.

37. River Forks Park, Roseburg—8 mi.,18 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Boat ramp and bank fishing at confluence of North and South Umpqua rivers. Family park. Head NW on SE Douglas Ave. Right onto SE Stephens, go about 1 mile. Left onto NE Garden Valley Blvd., go about 5 miles. Left onto Old Garden Valley Blvd., and go about 1.5 mile. Left onto River Forks Park Rd.

boat ramp    picnic    restrooms

38. Sawyers Rapids RV Park, Scottsburg—47 mi., 56 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Private fee boat launch and camping. Take I-5 N to exit 136, Elkton/Sutherlin. Left onto OR-138 W and go about 24 miles. Left onto OR-38 W/Umpqua Hwy. Go about 10 miles. Sawyers Rapids RV Park on left.

boat ramp    picnic    restrooms    camping   fee

39. Scotts Creek Boat Ramp, Scottsburg—48 mi., 58 min.
Salmon, steelhead

Day-use park with boat launch. Take I-5 N to exit 136, Elkton/Sutherlin. Left onto OR-138 W and go about 24 miles. Left on OR-38 W/Umpqua Hwy. Go about 11 miles to boat ramp on left.

boat ramp    picnic    restrooms

40. Singleton Park, Garden Valley—7.5 mi., 17 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Bank fishing at confluence of North and South Umpqua rivers. Head NW on SE Douglas Ave. Right onto SE Stephens, go about 1 mile. Left onto NE Garden Valley Blvd., go about 4 miles. Left onto Curry Rd for 1.7 miles, turn right onto N. Curry Road and go about a half mile to the park on right.

picnic    restrooms

41. Soda Springs Reservoir, Toketee—54 mi., 60 min.
Trout

Dispersed camping nearby and hiking on the N. Umpqua Trail. Take OR-138 E/NE Diamond Lake Blvd. for 55 miles. Left onto Rd 4775, reservoir on left.

42. Stanton Park, Canyonville—26 mi., 33 min.
Steelhead, smallmouth bass

Day-use park with boat ramp. Group camping available. Take I-5 S to exit 101, Riddle. Right onto Ravenswood Rd. (signs for Stanton Park/Riddle/OR-99). Right onto Stanton Park Rd, go about 1.5 miles to park on left.

boat ramp    picnic    restrooms    camping

43. Stewart Park, Roseburg—2 mi., 6 min.
Steelhead, smallmouth bass

Bank access and large family park on the S. Umpqua River. Head NW on SE Douglas Ave. Left onto SE Stephens, right onto SE Washington Ave. Go about 0.4 miles. Continue onto W. Harvard Ave., go about 0.7 miles. Right onto Centennial Dr., left onto W. Stewart Park Dr., go about 0.3 miles.

picnic    restrooms

44. Susan Creek Campground, Idleyld Park—29 mi., 36 min.
Steelhead, trout

Bank fishing, raft launch, waterfalls, trail. Head east on OR-138 E/NE Diamond Lake Blvd. Go about 29.5 miles to campground on right.

boat ramp    picnic    restrooms    camping

45. Swiftwater Recreation Area, Idleyld Park—23 mi., 30 min.
Salmon, steelhead

Day-use area with pavilion and hiking trails. Head east on OR-138 E/NE Diamond Lake Blvd., go about 23 miles to site on right.

picnic    restrooms

46. Templin Beach Park, Roseburg—1 mi., 5 min.
Steelhead, smallmouth bass

Day-use area with boat ramp and dog park on S. Umpqua River. Head NW on SE Douglas Ave. and turn left on SE Stephens. Continue onto SE Pine St., turn right onto SE Mosher, take second left onto SE Flint, turn right and end at boat ramp.

boat ramp    restrooms

47. Tyee Recreation Area, Tyee—25 mi., 30 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Bank fishing, campground, and day-use park. Take I-5 N to exit 136, Elkton/Sutherlin. Turn left onto OR-138 W, go about 11 miles. Turn left onto Bullock Rd., drive over bridge and turn right. Go about 0.5 miles to area on right.

picnic    restrooms    camping

48. Umpqua Landing Boat Ramp, Umpqua—16 mi., 30 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Day-use park and boat ramp. Take I-5 N to exit 136, Elkton/Sutherlin. Left onto OR-138 W, go about 0.5 miles and turn left onto Fort McKay Rd/Sutherlin-Umpqua Rd. Go about 6.5 miles to boat ramp parking lot on left.

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49. Whistler’s Bend Park, Glide—15 mi., 23 min.
Salmon, steelhead, trout

Boat ramp, camping, hiking trails. Head east on OR-138/NE Diamond Lake Blvd. Go about 12 miles. Left onto Whistlers Park Rd, go about 3.5 miles.

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50. Yellow Creek Boat Ramp, Tyee—25 mi., 31 min.
Salmon, shad, steelhead, smallmouth bass

Boat ramp and bank access. Site includes a large parking area. Take I-5 to exit 136, Elkton/Sutherlin. Turn left onto OR-138 W. Go about 13 miles to boat ramp on left.

boat ramp    restrooms

Have more than 60 minutes?

Check out Diamond Lake, Lemolo Reservoir, Toketee Reservoir, Hemlock Lake, or Winchester Bay

For special needs and disabled groups:

Bowman’s Pond, call 541-679-5566 for reservations and directions. Weekdays only.

If you go, remember:

  • Go prepared for a day on the trail and follow all the usual precautions when going for a hike.
  • Contact the land manager (usually BLM or Forest Service) before you go to check on trail conditions.
  • Unless otherwise specified in the Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, all stream fishing is with flies and artificial lures.
  • If you choose to fly-fish, consider carrying in a float tube or use a spinning outfit with a casting bobber and fly.
  • Check road conditions before you go. Some higher elevation lakes may not be ice-free and accessible until July.

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