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Diamond Lake Ranger District

Boulder Creek Wilderness- The Boulder Creek Wilderness is located just north of the North Umpqua River in the central portion of the Umpqua National Forest.
Diamond Lake Recreation Area- The Diamond Lake Recreation Area offers three campgrounds, an RV park and numerous summer activities including hiking, biking, swimming, fishing. Winter transforms Oregon's Cascade Mountains into a snow covered wonderland that is great for snowmobiling.
Lemolo Lake Recreation Area- The Lemolo Lake Recreation Area is located in the eastern portion of the Umpqua National Forest and offers activities from hiking and mountain biking to fishing and swimming in Lemolo Lake.
Mount Thielsen Wilderness- The Mount Thielsen Wilderness is located on the Umpqua, Winema, and Deschutes National Forests and features the 9,182 foot Mount Thielsen.
Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness- The 34,900 acre Rogue Umpqua Divide Wilderness is situated in the rugged Western Cascades, along the watershed divide between the Rogue and Umpqua Rivers.

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Description - The Diamond Lake Ranger District encompasses the eastern portion of the Umpqua National Forest and includes the Boulder Creek, Mount Thielsen and a portion of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide wildernesses. The district also features the Diamond Lake and Lemolo Lake Recreation Areas which offers hundreds of campsites, fishing, swimming, waterskiing and hiking in the summers. In the winter, Diamond Lake becomes one of the most popular sites for snowmobiling in the northwest. In addition, there are several trails which offer backpacking, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Attractions - This ranger district features the northeast portion of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness as well as the Boulder Creek and Mount Thielsen wildernesses. The area also includes the Diamond Lake and Lemolo Lake Recreation Areas which offer camping, hiking, biking, fishing, and waterskiing in the summer as well as snowmobiling in the winter. With these recreation areas and three wilderness areas, this ranger district provides both social and secluded opportunities for recreation. Finally, a portion of the nearly 30 mile long North Umpqua Trail travels through this district.

Recreation - Activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, backpacking, camping, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, snowmobiling, photography and sight seeing.

Climate - Climate on the Umpqua changes with elevation. The area receives a high amount of precipitation. Much of the precipitation comes from October to April in the form of rain at the low elevations and as wet heavy snow in the higher elevations. Although snow is possible in the lowest elevations, it is infrequent. Much of the Umpqua National Forest is at the 3000-4000 foot elevation and averages about 60 inches of rain per year. Late spring, summer and early autumn tend to bring clear, sunny days with moderate temperatures.

Location - The Diamond Lake Ranger District is located in the eastern portion of the Umpqua National Forest and may be accessed via Highways 138 and 230, Forest Service Road 2154, and Primary Forest Route 34.

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Contact Information:
Diamond Lake Ranger Station, 2020 Toketee RS Rd , Idleyld Park, OR, 97447, Phone: 541-498-2531, Fax: 541-498-2515

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Umpqua National Forest - The Umpqua National Forest includes nearly a million acres within the western slopes of the Cascades in southwest Oregon. The North and South Umpqua Rivers begin on the Forest.


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