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Fish Lake Area Snowmobile Guide

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation: 4,635 Feet (1444.8 Meters) At Fish Lake Trailhead
Length: 82.0 Miles (136.67 Kilometers) Total Distance for All Trails

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General Description

The Fish Lake Area includes the Fish Lake, Summer, Deadwood, Big Draw and Pederson Snowparks. Trail Information:

Resort Trail - (More Difficult, 9 miles) Fish Lake Snowpark to Lake of the Woods. Needs a good snowpack before useable, ask at the Ranger Station or Resort. The first 1.2 miles is shared with Nordic skiers. Skiers should keep to the right and snowmobiles should reduce speed to 10 mph.

Fish Lake Trail - FS 8(Easy, 8.7 miles) This main trail accesses trails to the west and south of Fish Lake, including a 27 mile loop around Brown Mountain. Follow the orange diamond blazers carefully when this trail is not groomed since it does not travel directly on Forest Road 37 in the North Fork/ Big Elk area.

Robinson Prairie Loop - FS 8(Easy, 6.2 miles) Nice, easy ride with views of Mt. McLoughlin and some good play areas. Makes a loop around Robinson Butte from the Fish Lake Trail.

Robinson Butte Loop - FS 8(More Difficult, 2.0 miles) Short scenic trail with play areas. A 1.3 mile side trail takes you to the Lookout at the top of Robinson Butte.

Brown Mountain Trail - FS 8(Easy, 8.2 miles) A meandering ride along the toe of the south slope of Brown Mountain. Can be used as a loop off of Fish Lake and Daley Prairie Trails.

Dailey Prairie Trail - FS 8(Easy, 3.5 miles) Connects Fish Lake Trail and Brown Mountain Trail to Hyatt Lake/Lake O'Woods Trail. Can be used as an alternate of loop off of Brown Mountain Trail.

Hyatt/Lake O'Woods Trail - FS 8(Easy, 32 miles) Connects Lake of the Woods and Hyatt Lake. South Brown Mountain Shelter is located about 1/4 mile south of the Hyatt/Lake O'Woods Trail via a marked spur trail just a little ways west of the junction with the Brown Mountain snowmobile trail. The Shelter serves as a warming hut for snowmobilers and Nordic skiers.

Pederson Trail - FS 8(Easy, 11 miles) Alternate to Hyatt/Lake of the Woods Trail that features some good riding off the designated route in the Griffen Pass/Old Baldy area.

Directions from Medford/Ashland: Following Hwy. 140 east from Medford: 1) Summer Snowpark is located at mile point 28.5 with parking for about 5-7 vehicles.2) Fish Lake Snowpark, at mile point 30.5, has restrooms, parking for 35 vehicles, a picnic Please note that access to the snowmobile trails from Fish Lake Snowpark is through the Campground. Please enter and exit only at the trailhead bulletin board and stay on the marked/groomed trail. By cooperating you will help protect young trees and vegetation planted in the campground.Following the Dead Indian Memorial Road east from Ashland:1) Deadwood Snowpark is located at mile point 22 with parking for 8-10 vehicles (Sno-Park permit required). There are no designated trails originating from Deadwood, but there are numerous Forest Service roads in the vicinity.2) Big Draw Snowpark, at mile point 26, is an informal "pullout" where a wide spot adjacent the road is occasionally plowed for parking (no permit required). The Hyatt Lake/Lake O'Woods snowmobile trail crosses the hwy. here. 3) Pederson Snowpark is located about 1/2 mile east of the Jackson/Klamath county line. Pederson is another informal Sno-Park (no permit required) with limited parking. The Pederson Snowmobile trail crosses the hwy. just west of the Sno-Park. The Pacific Crest Trail crosses the hwy. at the Pederson Snowpark also. It is designated and marked for Nordic skiing from the Sno-Park north to the South Brown Mountain Shelter. Snowmobilers can reach the shelter via the Pederson and Hyatt/Lake O'Woods trails.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Winter Season: November through March .

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Visitor Information:

Ashland Ranger Station, 645 Washington Street , Ashland, OR, 97520-1402, Phone: 541-482-3333, Fax: 541-858-2402


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