Ben Irving Reservoir
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50 places to go fishing within 60 minutes of Roseburg

Let’s go fishing! not enough time? Think again. If you live in the Roseburg area, there are a number of places you can get to in less than an hour.

Directions, mileage, and times are approximate and start from the Douglas County Courthouse in Roseburg (1036 SE Douglas).

 What You Need:

  • A valid fishing license
  • Familiarity with local regulations
  • A fishing rod, tackle, legal bait
  • Licenses and Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations are available at license agents and online

Before you go:

  • Check the weather
  • Check the road conditions
  • Go to MyODFW.com to buy a license, check the regulations and learn more about fishing in Oregon

More Fishing Resources at MyODFW.com

  • Fish stocking schedules
  • Fishing tips
  • Hike-in lake stocking locations and fishing information
  • Columbia river fishing information
  • Weekly recreation reports

Common Fish:

  • Rainbow trout
  • Steelhead
  • Chinook salmon
  • Cutthroat trout
  • Shad
  • Largemouth bass
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Crappie
  • Yellow perch
  • Sunfish

1. Amacher County Park, Winchester | 6 mi., 9 min.
Salmon, steelhead

Boat ramp and some bank access on N. Umpqua River. Parking fee. Take I-5N to exit 129, Winchester / Wilbur. Right at OR-99 / NE Stephens, make first right after bridge. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; restroom; camping

2. Apple Creek Campground, Idleyld Park | 44 mi., 50 min. (fly-fishing only)
Steelhead, trout

Primarily catch and release bank fishing. Access to N. Umpqua hiking trail. Head east on OR-138E / NE Diamond Lake Blvd., go about 43.5 miles to campground on right. Amenities: restroom; camping

3. Baker Wayside, Idleyld Park | 25 mi., 31 min. (fly-fishing only)
Steelhead, trout

Popular day-use area with bank fishing in Richard G. Baker Park. Head east on OR-138E / NE Diamond Lake Blvd., go about 25 miles to wayside on right.

4. Ben Irving Reservoir, Tenmile | 18 mi., 24 min.
Trout, crappie, bluegill, bass

Stocked rainbow trout and warmwater fishing. Parking fee. Take I-5 S to exit 119. Merge onto Hwy. 42, go about 11 miles. Left at Ireland Rd., go about 0.5 miles. Right at Berry Cr. Rd. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; restroom; camping

5. Bogus Creek Campground | 35 mi., 42 min. (fly-fishing only)
Steelhead, trout

Primarily catch and release fishing. Head east on OR- 138E / NE Diamond Lake Blvd., go about 35 miles. Bogus Creek river access on right. Amenities: restroom; camping

6. Boulder Flat Campground, Toketee | 53 mi., 59 min. (fly-fishing only)
Steelhead, trout

Primarily catch and release fishing adjacent to Boulder Creek Wilderness area. Head east on OR-138E / NE Diamond Lake Blvd., go about 52.5 miles to campground on left. Amenities: picnic; restroom; camping

7. Cable Crossing Wayside, Idlelyd Park | 23 mi., 28 min. (fly-fishing only)

Popular fly-fishing hole with good bank access. Go east on Hwy 138 for 23 miles. Wayside is on right, just one-mile past Swiftwater Recreation Area. It’s a steep, short driveway just before the guardrail begins.

8. Calapooya Creek (Stearns Park), Oakland | 16 mi., 22 min.
Trout

Access to Calapooya Creek. Park closed in winter. Take I-5N to exit 138. Merge onto Stearns Ln., go about 1 mile. Slight left to stay on Stearns Ln., left onto Goodman Ave. Amenities: picnic; restroom

9. “Camp Water” at Mott Bridge, Steamboat | 39 mi., 46 min. (fly-fishing only)
Steelhead, trout

Primarily catch and release with great bank fishing for summer steelhead in scenic and historic setting. Head east on OR-138E / NE Diamond Lake Blvd., go about 39 miles. Turn right over Mott Bridge, park on right and hike down trail to river. Amenities: restroom

10. Canyonville (Behind Seven Feathers Casino), Canyonville | 26 mi., 28 min.
Steelhead, bass

Bank access near winter steelhead acclimation site. Take I-5 S to exit 99 N. Canyonville / Crater Lk. Then Left at Creekside Rd. / Jeffreys Rd. Left onto Gazley Bridge Rd., go about 0.25 miles. Pull into parking area just before bridge.

11. Cleveland Rapids Park, Garden Valley | 14 mi., 20 min.
Salmon, steelhead, bass, shad

Boat launch and great bank access for steelhead and salmon. Parking fee. Take I-5N to exit 129, Winchester / Wilbur. Right onto OR-99S / NE Stephens. Go west on Garden Valley Rd. for about 14 mi. Keep left at fork then turn left onto Cleveland Rapids Rd. Go about 1 mile to boat ramp on left. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; picnic; restroom

12. Colliding Rivers Boat Ramp, Glide | 16.5 mi., 20 min.
Salmon, steelhead

Parking fee. Head east on OR-138E / NE Diamond Lake Blvd. Go about 16 miles. Boat ramp on left, just before Little River Rd. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; picnic; restroom

Copper Creek Reservoir
Copper Creek Reservoir, photo by Rick Swart

13. Cooper Creek Reservoir, Sutherlin | 16 mi.,28 min.
Trout, bass, bluegill

Boat ramps, bank fishing and day-use park. Parking fee. Take I-5N to exit 136, Elkton / Sutherlin. Right on East Central Avenue. Right at Waite St., and continue on Southside Rd. Right at Cooper Cr. Rd. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; picnic; restroom; day-use fee or parking pass required

14. Days Creek Boat Ramp, Canyonville | 34 mi., 45 min.
Steelhead

Take I-5 S to exit 98, Canyonville / Days Cr. Left onto 1st St., Canyonville-Riddle Rd. Take 2nd right onto SE Main St. Take 2nd left onto SE 3rd St., continue onto Douglas County Hwy 1, Tiller Trail Hwy. Go about 7 miles. Turn right after crossing bridge over river. Amenities: boat launch or ramp

15. Deer Park, Roseburg | 0.5 mi., 3 min.
Steelhead, bass

Bank fishing and day-use park with bike trails, playground and ball fields. Head NW on SE Douglas Ave. Turn right onto SE Jackson St. Continue onto NE Winchester St., and left onto NE Rowe Ave. Walk bike path to mouth of Deer Cr. Amenities: picnic; restroom

16. Douglas County Fairgrounds Boat Ramp, Roseburg | 3 mi., 6 min.
Steelhead, bass

Boat ramp, bank fishing, RV park, playground and museum. Take I-5 S to exit 123, Fairgrounds / Umpqua Park. Left at Heritage Way / SW Portland Ave. First right onto Frear St. Boat ramp is near horse barns. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; picnic; restroom; camping

17. Eagle Rock Campground, North Umpqua 51 mi., 58 min. (fly-fishing only)
Steelhead, trout

Bank fishing. Head east on OR-138E / NE Diamond Lake Blvd. Go about 51 miles, river access on left. Amenities: picnic; restroom; camping

18. Elkton Boat Ramp at Alfred S. Tyson Park, Elkton | 38 mi., 46 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Boat ramp and bank fishing adjacent to RV park. Take I-5N to exit 136, Elkton / Sutherlin. Left onto OR-138 W. Go about 24 miles. Left onto OR-38W / Umpqua Hwy. Take third left onto 3rd St., right at River Rd. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; picnic

19. Fords Pond, Sutherlin | 15 mi., 20 min.
Largemouth bass, black crappie

Day-use area with limited parking. No boat launch, but non-motorized watercraft are allowed. Take I-5N to exit 136, Elkton / Sutherlin. Left onto OR-138 W, go about 1.5 miles to SW Church Rd., lake is on the west side. Drive to parking area.

Galesville Reservoir
Galesville Reservoir, photo by Rick Swart

20. Galesville Reservoir, Azalea | 37 mi., 42 min
Trout, bass, bluegill

Boat ramp, playground trails. Parking fee. Take I-5 S to exit 88, Azalea Galesville Reservoir. Left at Azalea-Glen Rd. Continue onto Upper Cow Creek Rd. about 7.5 miles to boat ramp on right. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; picnic; restroom

21. Happy Valley Boat Ramp, Green District | 6 mi., 12 min.
Steelhead, smallmouth bass

Boat ramp and bank fishing. Parking fee. Take I-5 S to exit 120, Green District Roseburg. Slight right toward OR-99S, left at OR-99S. Take first right onto E. Happy Valley Rd., right at Amber St., left onto Poteet St. Amenities: picnic; restroom; day-use fee or parking pass required

22. Harold and Sid Nichols Park, Winston | 10 mi., 19 min.
Bass, steelhead

Boat ramp and bank access near mouth of Lookingglass Creek. Take I-5 S to exit 119. Merge onto OR-42, go 3 miles. Stay right on OR-42 and go about 0.7 miles to boat ramp on left. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; restroom

23. Hestness Park, Roseburg | 8 mi., 16 min.
Steelhead, salmon

Boat ramp and bank access to the N. Umpqua River. Parking fee. Take I-5N to exit 129, Winchester / Wilbur. Right at OR 99S / NE Stephens St. Right at signal onto Del Rio Rd., go about 3.5 miles to park on left. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; picnic; restroom

24. Horseshoe Bend Campground, Dry Creek Area (fly-fishing only) | 48 mi., 56 min.
Trout, steelhead

Raft boat launch and bank fishing. Head east on OR- 138E / NE Diamond Lake Blvd., go about 46 miles. Turn right at campground sign and go about 0.5 miles. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; picnic; restroom; camping; day-use fee or parking pass required

25. Hutchinson State Park, Tyee | 28 mi., 34 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Bank fishing and day-use area. Take I-5N to exit 136, Elkton / Sutherlin. Left onto OR-138 W., go about 15 miles. Park is on left.

26. Island Creek Day-Use Area, Riddle | 31 mi., 46 min.
Trout, steelhead

Bank fishing access on Cow Creek. Take I-5 S to exit 103, TriCity / Myrtle Creek. Slight right onto Pruner Rd., continue onto Riddle Bypass Rd., go about 5 miles. Continue onto Cow Cr Rd. about 4 miles to site on left. Amenities: picnic; restroom

27. James Wood Boat Ramp, Tyee | 22 mi., 35 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Boat ramp and bank fishing. Parking fee. Take I-5N to exit 136, Elkton Sutherlin. Left onto OR-138 W then left onto Fort McKay Rd. Sutherlin Umpqua Rd. Go about 6 miles and turn right onto Tyee Rd. Go about another 6 miles, boat ramp on left. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; picnic; restroom

28. Lake in the Woods, Idleyld Park – 42 mi., 60 min.
Rainbow trout

Small lake surrounded by a U.S. Forest Service Campground. Primarily bank fishing, but non-motorized watercraft are allowed. Take Hwy 138 E 16 miles and turn onto Little River Rd. Drive about 26 miles to the lake / campground on the left. Amenities: camping

29. Lawson Bar, Riddle | 24 mi., 29 min.
Steelhead, smallmouth bass

Boat launch and bank fishing. No restroom. Take I-5 S to exit 102. Right at Gazley Rd., left onto Lawson Bar Rd., go about 0.5 miles to gravel bar. Amenities: boat launch or ramp

30. Little River (Emile Rec Site), Glide | 31 mi., 46 min.
Trout

Bank fishing and nearby hiking trails. Take OR- 138E / NE Diamond Lake Blvd. for 16 miles. Right onto Little River Rd., go about 5.5 miles, stay left. Continue on Little River Rd. about 9 miles to site on right. Amenities: restroom

31. Mack Brown Park, Umpqua | 19 mi., 38 min
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Wooded rural park with bank fishing. Parking fee. Take I-5N to exit 136, Elkton / Sutherlin. Left onto OR-138 W. Left onto Fort McKay Rd. / Sutherlin Umpqua Rd., go about 6 miles. Right onto Tyee Rd., go about 3.5 miles to park on left. Amenities: picnic; restroom

32. Myrtle Creek Boat Ramp, Myrtle Creek | 18 mi., 23 min.
Smallmouth bass, steelhead

Gravel bar boat launch. Take I-5 S to exit 108, Myrtle Creek. Left onto N Main St., go about 1 mile. Right onto SW Western Ave, follow for about 0.25 miles to gravel bar. Amenities: boat launch or ramp

33. The Narrows Wayside, Idlelyd Park | 21 mi., 27 min.
Steelhead, chinook

Popular bank fishing site. Parking fee. Head east on OR-138E / NE Diamond Lake Blvd., go about 21 miles to wayside on right. Amenities: restroom

34. Osprey Boat Ramp, Tyee | 31 mi., 46 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Boat ramp and bank fishing. Take I-5N to exit 136, OR- 138, Elkton / Sutherlin. Left onto OR-138 W, go 10.5 miles. Left onto Tyee Rd. and go 7 miles to boat ramp on right. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; restroom

35. Pickett Park (Canyonville Park), Canyonville | 28 mi., 35 min.
Steelhead, bass

Boat ramp and bank access, playground. Take I-5 S to exit 98 Canyonville-Riddle Rd. Left at 1st St / Canyonville- Riddle Rd. Second right onto SE Main St. Take second left onto SE 3rd St., continue onto Douglas County Hwy 1/ Tiller Trail Hwy. about 1 mile. Left on Canyonville Park Rd. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; picnic; restroom

36. Plat I Reservoir, Sutherlin | 17 mi., 32 min.
Trout, bass, bluegill

Day-use area with boat ramp and bank fishing. Take I-5N to exit 136, Elkton / Sutherlin. Right onto W. Central Ave. Go about 3.3 miles, continue straight onto Nonpareil Rd. Go about 1 mile, right at Plat I Rd. and go about 1 more mile. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; picnic; restroom

Red Top Pond
Red Top Pond, photo by Rick Swart

37. Red Top Pond, Myrtle Creek | 38 mi., 60 min.
Trout, bass

Pond stocked with catchable-sized trout in spring, and warm water fishing year-round. Take I-5 S to exit 108, Myrtle Creek. Left onto N. Main St. Go 0.5 miles then turn left onto Riverside Dr. (turns into South Myrtle Cr. Rd.) and go about 16 miles. Road becomes one lane here and is BLM Rd. 28-2-35.0. Drive from this point 4 miles to pond on left.

38. River Forks Park, Roseburg | 8 mi.,18 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Boat ramp and bank fishing at confluence of North and South Umpqua rivers. Family park. Parking fee. Head NW on SE Douglas Ave. Right onto SE Stephens, go about 1 mile. Left onto NE Garden Valley Blvd., go about 5 miles. Left onto Old Garden Valley Blvd., and go about 1.5 miles. Left onto River Forks Park Rd. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; picnic; restroom

39. Sawyers Rapids RV Park, Scottsburg | 47 mi., 56 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Private fee boat launch and camping. Take I-5N to exit 136, Elkton / Sutherlin. Left onto OR-138 W and go about 24 miles. Left onto OR-38W / Umpqua Hwy. Go about 10 miles. Sawyers Rapids RV Park on left. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; picnic; restroom; camping; day-use fee or parking pass required

40. Scott Creek County Park Boat Ramp, Scottsburg | 48 mi., 58 min.
Salmon, steelhead

Day-use park with boat launch. Parking fee. Take I-5N to exit 136, Elkton / Sutherlin. Left onto OR-138 W and go about 24 miles. Left on OR-38W / Umpqua Hwy. Go about 11 miles to boat ramp on left. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; picnic; restroom

41. Singleton Park, Garden Valley | 7.5 mi., 17 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Bank fishing at confluence of North and South Umpqua rivers. Parking fee. Head NW on SE Douglas Ave. Right onto SE Stephens, go about 1 mile. Left onto NW Garden Valley Blvd., go about 4 miles. Left onto Curry Rd. for 1.7 miles, turn right onto N. Curry Road and go about a half mile to the park on right. Amenities: picnic; restroom

42. Stanton Park, Canyonville | 26 mi., 33 min.
Steelhead, smallmouth bass

Day-use park with boat ramp. Parking fee. Group camping available. Take I-5 S to exit 101, Riddle. Right onto Ravenswood Rd. (signs for Stanton Park / Riddle / OR-99). Right onto Stanton Park Rd., go about 1.5 miles to park on left. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; picnic; restroom; camping

43. Stewart Park, Roseburg | 2 mi., 6 min.
Steelhead, smallmouth bass

Bank access and large family park on the S. Umpqua River. Head NW on SE Douglas Ave. Left onto SE Pine St., right onto SE Washington Ave. Go about 0.4 miles. Continue onto W. Harvard Ave., go about 0.7 miles. Left on Canyonville Park Rd. Right on Stewart Park Dr., go about 0.3 miles. Amenities: picnic; restroom; camping

44. Susan Creek Campground, Idleyld Park | 29 mi., 36 min.
Steelhead, trout

Bank fishing, waterfalls, trail. Head east onOR-138E / NE Diamond Lake Blvd. Go about 29.5 miles to campground on right. Amenities: picnic; restroom; camping

45. Swiftwater Recreation Area, Idleyld Park | 23 mi., 30 min.
Salmon, steelhead

Day-use area with pavilion and hiking trails. Head east on OR-138E / NE Diamond Lake Blvd., go about 23 miles to site on right. ADA accessible. Amenities: picnic; restroom

46. Templin Beach Park, Roseburg, | 1 mi., 5 min.
Steelhead, smallmouth bass

Day-use area with boat ramp and dog park on S. Umpqua River. Head NW on SE Douglas Ave. and turn left on SE Stephens. Continue onto SE Pine St., turn right onto SE Mosher, take left on SE Fullerton, turn right on SE Templin and end at boat ramp. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; restroom

47. Tyee Recreation Area, Tyee | 25 mi., 30 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Bank fishing, campground, and day-use park. Take I-5N to exit 136, Elkton / Sutherlin. Turn left onto OR-138 W, go about 11 miles. Turn left onto Bullock Rd., drive over bridge and turn right. Go about 0.5 miles to area on right. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; picnic; restroom; camping; day-use fee or parking pass required

48. Umpqua Landing County Park, Umpqua | 16 mi., 30 min.
Salmon, steelhead, shad, smallmouth bass

Day-use park and boat ramp. Parking fee. Take I-5N to exit 136, Elkton / Sutherlin. Left onto OR-138 W, go about 0.5 miles and turn left onto Fort McKay Rd. / Sutherlin-Umpqua Rd. Go about 6.5 miles to boat ramp parking lot on left. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; picnic; restroom

49. Whistler’s Bend Park, Glide | 15 mi., 23 min.
Salmon, steelhead, trout

Boat ramp, camping, hiking trails. Parking fee. Head east on OR-138 / NE Diamond Lake Blvd. Go about 12 miles. Left onto Whistlers Park Rd., go about 3.5 miles. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; picnic; restroom; camping

50. Yellow Creek Boat Ramp, Tyee | 25 mi., 31 min. 
Salmon, shad, steelhead, smallmouth bass

Boat ramp and bank access. Site includes a large parking area. Parking fee. Take I-5 N to exit 136, Elkton / Sutherlin. Turn left onto OR-138 W. Go about 13 miles to boat ramp on left. Amenities: boat launch or ramp; restroom

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