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.