This is a really nice area for camping, hiking & boating. The state campground is well maintained and clean. The Eel Lake Trail is easy and very scenic. We like to bring our kayaks here too. Awesome lake!!!
Very beautiful lake. Clean campground, bathrooms, and showers. Large playground for kids. It has a small dock for launching boats, as well as a kayak launch. I have fished off the dock and caught croppy and trout. Harder to catch a bass from what the locals say, but have heard tale of some BIG ones lurking in the depths.
It's a beautiful lake. Loved it.
There can be good fishing here.. if you have a boat or kayak. Not far from Coos Bay, about 30 minutes casually. Campground on site. Usually busy there. You need to make a reservation. Clean and family friendly. Even a full size playground for the kiddos. Walking/Hiking trails perimeter the lake. I fished off the dock a couple times but got skunked. Though a week prior my buddy caught quite a few. A floating vessel seems to be the way to go for fishing here. Check it out. It is a relaxing environment. I haven't checked out the campsites. I haven't camped here. There is a camp host on site. The park is very well maintained. Dog friendly.
Best place to fresh water fish around north bend and coos bay. The area is absolutely beautiful. The park has restrooms and a dock to fish from. If swimming is your thing, this lake has it. Its clear and very swimmable. The floor of the lake is sand and not too many motor boats very often. Eel lake serves as drinking water for over 1200 locals.