Detroit Lake is a reservoir impounded by the Detroit Dam on the North Santiam River at an elevation at 1,565.
Detroit Lake is 8.9 miles in length and one mile wide, 32 miles of shoreline, average depth of 121 ft, a max depth of 440 ft. and one of Oregon's states favorite lakes.
Detroit Lake, one of Oregon's most beautiful and favorite lake to visit. Detroit Lake is located about 46 miles southeast of Salem, OR.
One main reason why Detroit Lake, is ne of Oregon's states favorite lakes, is that it is so well-stocked with fish
Detroit Lake Offers Great Fishing for:
- Rainbow Trout
- Brook Trout
- Brown Trout
- Kokanee (Freshwater Sockeye Salmon)
- Chinook Salmon
- Largemouth Bass
- Bullhead Catfish
There's plenty of fishing location options at Detroit Lake. If can fish or troll from a boat or fish Detroit Lake from the shore, the fishing options are plentiful.
Detroit Lake offers the Following Amenities:
- Boat Launch Ramps,
- Boat Rentals
- Detroit Lake Marina.
Detroit Lake Boat Ramps
Cove Creek Campground
Cove Creek Campground is located off of Hwy 22 Forest Road 10 and offers one boat ramp.
Hoover Campground is located off of Hwy 22 Forest Road 10
South Shore Campground
South Shore Campground is located off of Hwy 22 Forest Road 10 and offers one boat ramp.
Mongold Day Use Area
Mongold Day Use Area is the only public boat launch facility on Detroit Lake
Mongold Day Use Area is located a mile and a half west of Detroit Lake State Park on Hwy 22
Detroit Lake Marinas & Moorage
These marinas at Detroit Lake are seasonal, but please note they do not offer boat ramps.
Detroit Lake Photos
Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear
Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear for Catfish
Channel Catfish Preferred Bait
Directions to Detroit Lake
Detroit Lake is located 50 miles East of Salem, Oregon. To access the town of Detroit is located on the East end of Detroit Lake.
To access Detroit Lake, take Highway 22 East exit from I-5 at Salem.