Fed by rainwater, Lake Awosting has unusual water acidity that does not sustain fish. Reached only by foot, bike, or cross-country skiing, it sits in a gorgeous natural area and offers summertime swimming.
Tibble Fork Reservoir may not be large, but it’s a hugely popular summer destination in the American Fork Canyon. This mountain lake is free from motorboats and offers excellent swimming, paddling, and camping in summer.
Lake Clarke may not be the most developed destination, yet it offers a wide selection of activities. Known for birding opportunities, a river trail, and a rail-trail on the eastern shore, it provides excellent paddling, boating, and hiking.
Surrounded by mountains and national forests, Medford has an excellent selection of recreational lakes. Most options allow swimming, fishing, and boating, and many have trails and campgrounds for multi-day adventures.