PO Box 520
Medford, OR 97501
- 12 acres
- 5500 feet
- Spring to Fall
Bolan Lake is a 12 acre, high mountain lake with a shoreline of Douglas fir, pine and hemlock. It provides cool relief from the hot, valley temperatures of July and August. A nice place to swim, picnic, or fish. Rainbow trout are stocked a few times each year. Overlooking Bolan Lake is Bolan Lookout, an old fire lookout that is now available for overnight stays. Contact the Illinois Valley Ranger District for more information. The elevation of Bolan Lake is 5,500 feet.
A valid Oregon state fishing license is needed to fish within the National Forest. Licenses are sold at sporting good and other retail stores. For information on fishing times & limits a current state fishing regulation guide is generally available free at these same locations. For more information contact the Oregon Department of Fish & Game.
Map + Directions
Located 28.5 miles southeast of Cave Junction. Take U.S. Highway 199 south to O'Brien. Turn east onto County Roads 5560 & 55. After 6 miles, the road becomes Forest Service Road 48. Go 7 miles and turn onto Forest Service Road 4812. Go 4 miles to Bolan Lake.