Let’s Go Fishing! 2

Back in Winchester Bay up behind the Umpqua River Lighthouse is the Umpqua Lighthouse State Park. The jewel of this park is the freshwater Lake Marie.

 LakeMarie-1    

There is a nice, easy hiking trail all the way around the lake with a few ups and downs but nothing unmanageable and great views of the lake all the way.

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There is a nice, grassy picnic area with a sandy beach for swimming at the west end of the lake.

 LakeMarie-Beach

There is a side trail that winds its way to the Dunes for Dune and ocean views but especially to watch the ATVs cruising on the Dunes.

 LakeMarie-Dunes

Best of all is the fishing. This is where I met the gent that grew up near Umpqua River Haven at Scottsburg in the timber camp where his father was a cook.

Possible catches are both large and small mouth Bass, Crappie, Walleye, Catfish, Spotted Bass, White Bass and Trout. Fishing is done from both small non-motorized boats and the shore. When hiking here you will usually find people fishing dotted around the lake. Lake Marie is a very popular place to fish.

It is an easy drive from Umpqua River Haven to Lake Marie so you can grab the fishing poles and take the family for a day filled with activities everyone will enjoy!

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