Applegate Lake at Hart-tish Park

Jacksonville, Oregon

Update: This site was last sampled by Rogue Riverkeeper on 8/16/22. During 2022, according to Rogue Riverkeeper's sampling this site met the OR standard for water contact safety 4 out of 4 times. This first sampling event of the season was 6/20/22.


Hart-tish Park is a well developed and popular recreation site on the shores of Applegate Lake with an extensive day use area, a large beach, boat ramp, and a campground with 7 walk-in tent sites and a parking area for self-contained RVs. Hart-tish offers day use areas for swimmers and a cement boat ramp as well as parking, picnic facilities, drinking water, restrooms, a small general store, and a large lawn sloping down to a large beach along Applegate Lake. This site requires a day use fee.

To get to Hart-tish, take Upper Applegate Road out of Ruch and follow the Applegate River past the Applegate Dam. Just past the dam you come to Hart-tish Park and Campground.

The facilities at Hart-tish are managed by Aztoor LLC, under a Special Use Permit issued by the USFS. The permit area is within the boundaries of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. For more information on this recreation site and other locations at and near Applegate Lake, go to https://applegatelake.com/ or phone: 541-899-9220 or email: info@applegatelake.com.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 16th, 2022. Rogue Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 17th, 2022 at 6:18 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Applegate Lake at Hart-tish Park is sampled bi-weekly from June 5th to September 25th.

Source Information

Water samples are collected by Rogue Riverkeeper volunteers and our Water Quality intern tests them in our lab which meets the OR Dept. of Environmental Quality data standards. Results are then posted to this page so you will know when it is safe (or unsafe) to swim!

Oregon state criteria for whether a water sample meets the water quality standard for contact is an E. coli result of 406 MPN/100mL per sample or less. Water samples are collected, then sealed and incubated over a 24-hour period at 35+/- degrees Celsius. The results are considered valid for 7 days.

Results based on the Oregon water quality criteria of 406 MPN/100mL are organized as follows:

GREEN = a single sample is below the Oregon water quality criteria for water contact

RED = a single sample exceeds the Oregon water quality criteria.. People and pets should not be recreating in sites labeled red as bacteria levels are considered unsafe for human contact.

GREY = a site with no current data available.

Always use your best judgement when recreating in or near waterways. Pay attention to odd smells, colors, water quality, etc and report anything that looks out of the ordinary.
Be safe, have fun, and thank you for protecting the Rogue!

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Water Quality Graph

Applegate Lake at Hart-tish Park

Jacksonville, Oregon

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 16th, 2022. Rogue Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 17th, 2022 at 6:18 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Update: This site was last sampled by Rogue Riverkeeper on 8/16/22. During 2022, according to Rogue Riverkeeper's sampling this site met the OR standard for water contact safety 4 out of 4 times. This first sampling event of the season was 6/20/22.


Hart-tish Park is a well developed and popular recreation site on the shores of Applegate Lake with an extensive day use area, a large beach, boat ramp, and a campground with 7 walk-in tent sites and a parking area for self-contained RVs. Hart-tish offers day use areas for swimmers and a cement boat ramp as well as parking, picnic facilities, drinking water, restrooms, a small general store, and a large lawn sloping down to a large beach along Applegate Lake. This site requires a day use fee.

To get to Hart-tish, take Upper Applegate Road out of Ruch and follow the Applegate River past the Applegate Dam. Just past the dam you come to Hart-tish Park and Campground.

The facilities at Hart-tish are managed by Aztoor LLC, under a Special Use Permit issued by the USFS. The permit area is within the boundaries of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. For more information on this recreation site and other locations at and near Applegate Lake, go to https://applegatelake.com/ or phone: 541-899-9220 or email: info@applegatelake.com.

Monitoring Frequency

Applegate Lake at Hart-tish Park is sampled bi-weekly from June 5th to September 25th.

Source Information

Water samples are collected by Rogue Riverkeeper volunteers and our Water Quality intern tests them in our lab which meets the OR Dept. of Environmental Quality data standards. Results are then posted to this page so you will know when it is safe (or unsafe) to swim!

Oregon state criteria for whether a water sample meets the water quality standard for contact is an E. coli result of 406 MPN/100mL per sample or less. Water samples are collected, then sealed and incubated over a 24-hour period at 35+/- degrees Celsius. The results are considered valid for 7 days.

Results based on the Oregon water quality criteria of 406 MPN/100mL are organized as follows:

GREEN = a single sample is below the Oregon water quality criteria for water contact

RED = a single sample exceeds the Oregon water quality criteria.. People and pets should not be recreating in sites labeled red as bacteria levels are considered unsafe for human contact.

GREY = a site with no current data available.

Always use your best judgement when recreating in or near waterways. Pay attention to odd smells, colors, water quality, etc and report anything that looks out of the ordinary.
Be safe, have fun, and thank you for protecting the Rogue!

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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