Description - Established in 1922 on the eastern shores of Diamond Lake as a modest trout fishing lodge, Diamond Lake Resort has grown into a year round family destination offering a variety of recreation. Summer's recreation centers around Mt. Biking, Hiking, Camping, Water Sports, Site seeing in Crater Lake National Park, the Umpqua National Forest, along the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, and just old fashion relaxing. Family reunions have found Diamond Lake a perfect setting offering recreation to suit everyone. Diamond Lake has become one of the most popular snowmobiling destinations in the Northwest. Diamond Lake Resort and the Oregon State Snowmobiling Association groom over 300 miles of snowmobile trails in the Diamond Lake area. All trails are open to the public. You may bring your own sled or our Resort offers a variety of guided tours and do-it-yourself rentals. Inner tubing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, ice skating, and Mt. Bailey Snowcat Skiing add to winter's delights.
- The area features the Diamond Lake RV Park and three campgrounds, Broken Arrow, Diamond Lake and Thielsen View, with over 400 campsites. The area is also one of the most popular sites in the northwest for snowmobiling. On site is a charter fishing service for Rainbow Trout of up to 10 pounds.
Recreation - Summer's recreation centers around Mt. Biking, Hiking, Camping, Water Sports, Site seeing in Crater Lake National Park, the Umpqua National Forest, along the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, and just old fashion relaxing. Diamond Lake Recreation Area has a full service tackle shop and marina offering fishing boats & motors, patio boats, bumper boats, canoes, kayaks, water bikes & mountain bike rentals.
Charter fishing service for rainbow trout is also available. Facilities include a boat moorage for private boats and full service marina, a cafe, a family dining room, a pizza parlor, guest cabins, motel units, a grocery store, cocktail lounge, coin operated laundry, and Texaco service station.
Diamond Lake Resort is three miles from the Diamond Lake RV Park, a privately owned and operated summer RV park at the south end of Diamond Lake. There are three United States Forest Service Campgrounds, Diamond Lake, Thielsen View and Broken Arrow, which offer over 400 camping sites around Diamond Lake.
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.
The Diamond Lake Recreation Area is located in the eastern portion of the Umpqua National Forest, just east of the Mount Thielsen Wilderness, and can be accessed from Highways 138 and 230, and Roads 4795 and 6562.