Applegate Lake at Hart-tish Park

Jacksonville, Oregon

Hart-tish Park is a well developed and popular recreation site on the shores of Applegate Lake with an extensive day use area, a boat ramp, and a small 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 general store, and a large lawn sloping down to a beach along Applegate Lake. 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.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 3th, 2020. Rogue Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 3th, 2020 at 4:54 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Applegate Lake at Hart-tish Park is sampled bi-weekly from June 5th from 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 contactYELLOW = a single sample is at Oregon water quality criteria, nearing unsafe water contact. Caution should be taken when recreating in sites marked yellow. 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. SPECIAL STATUS = a toxic algae bloom was observed. Some species of blue-green algae can be toxic and may cause illness in people, pets and other animals if accidentally consumed.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!

Water Quality Graph

Applegate Lake at Hart-tish Park

Jacksonville, Oregon

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on June 3th, 2020. Rogue Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on June 3th, 2020 at 4:54 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Hart-tish Park is a well developed and popular recreation site on the shores of Applegate Lake with an extensive day use area, a boat ramp, and a small 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 general store, and a large lawn sloping down to a beach along Applegate Lake. 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.

Monitoring Frequency

Applegate Lake at Hart-tish Park is sampled bi-weekly from June 5th from 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 contactYELLOW = a single sample is at Oregon water quality criteria, nearing unsafe water contact. Caution should be taken when recreating in sites marked yellow. 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. SPECIAL STATUS = a toxic algae bloom was observed. Some species of blue-green algae can be toxic and may cause illness in people, pets and other animals if accidentally consumed.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!

Water Quality Graph

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