Agate Dam

Agate Dam sits on Dry Creek, about 13 miles northeast of Medford, Oregon. This dam is located in a beautiful part of the state and is an essential part of the locale. Recreation on the lake behind the dam is popular and includes boating (non-motorized or electric), swimming, fishing, rock hunting, and picnicking.

Fun Facts About Agate Dam

-Construction began on Agate Dam in 1965 and it was completed in 1966.

-Agate Dam is an earthfill dam.

-Agate Dam measures in at 86 feet tall.

-Agate Dam is 3,800 feet long.

-Agate Dam is operated by the United States Bureau of Reclamation.

-Agate Dam is located in Jackson County.

-Though it is built on Dry Creek, canals divert water from nearby Antelope Creek and Little Butte Creek to help fill the reservoir.

-The water backed up by Agate Dam is known as Agate Lake.

-When water recedes in the late summer and early fall, many people come to Agate Lake to hunt for agates and petrified wood.

Featured Attractions / Activities Near Agate Dam

Medford Railroad Park
Natural Bridge Loop Interpretive Trail
Go Kart Hero

Featured Lodging Near Agate Dam

Waverly Cottage – Medford

Featured Restaurants Near Agate Dam

Kaleidoscope Pizza & Pub – Medford