Cool Off At Triangle Lake, Oregon On A Hot Summer's Day

Lane County, Oregon residents have many choices for water recreation in the verdant Pacific Northwest.  Before Fern Ridge Reservoir was completed in 1941, Triangle Lake was the most popular local spot for enjoying the water.


Triangle Lake

This 293-acre lake was originally known as Loon Lake, Lake of the Woods, and Echo Lake, before it became officially known as Triangle Lake in the early 1900s.  The unincorporated town of Triangle Lake sprung up on its shores. Locals and visitors alike gravitate to the water on bright, warm, sunny summer days.


Boating on Triangle Lake, Oregon


Triangle Lake County Park provides public access, picnic tables, restrooms, and a boat ramp.  Fishermen try their skill at catching largemouth bass, bluegill, yellow perch, brown bullhead, kokanee and cutthroat trout.


Boat Ramp at Triangle Lake County Park


The lake is still beautiful (and more peaceful) in January when the temperatures aren't as inviting for a daytime swim. 


January Reflections in Triangle Lake, Oregon



Triangle Lake is about 26 miles west of the junction of Highways 126 and 36 in Mapleton or 25 miles east of Junction City on Highway 36. 


Boat Docks on Triangle Lake, Oregon

Rick Obst is an Arizona native who moved to Eugene, Oregon in 2005 and fell in love with the verdant Pacific Northwest.  He enjoys photography and discovering the many people, places, and events that make this part of the world so special.

To learn more about Eugene, Lane County, and western Oregon, visit 365 and More Things to do in Lane County, Oregon on Facebook.  You'll see hundreds of pictures and links to discover the beauty and attractions of this special area.


Comment balloon 2 commentsRetired from ActiveRain • February 25 2018 07:32PM


Wow...great invitation to visit your area and to contact you to purchase there.

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 2 years ago

Triangle Lake sounds like a wonderful destination to visit all year long Rick especially during the summer.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 2 years ago