Emigrant Lake Driest in Years

ASHLAND, Ore. – Emigrant Lake is showing the lowest water volume in more than a decade. According to Bureau of Reclamation Statistics, water volume is less than half of where it was last year at this time. Last year the lake measured 19,310 acre-feet, versus 8,610 this year. Total precipitation is also lower than any … Continue reading »

Labor Day at the Lake

EMIGRANT LAKE, Ore. — One of the most popular spots to vacation over Labor Day weekend is the lake. Camping, grilling, boating – all iconic symbols of what has become known as the last weekend of the summer. Most of the camping lots are filled up at Emigrant Lake with campers celebrating the Labor Day … Continue reading »

Emigrant Lake Packed for Holiday Weekend

ASHLAND, Ore. – Campers at Emigrant Lake say it’s a packed Fourth of July weekend as usual. And it seems to be getting more popular every year. “As far as the camping it’s way more packed,” said camper Jeff Elmore. “It used to be more private and everything. Now’s it’s grown a lot, there’s a … Continue reading »

Emigrant Lake Filling up Quickly

EMIGRANT LAKE, Ore. — Parks in Jackson County are looking forward to the holiday weekend. Officials say hot weather coming in during a holiday weekend means the parks will be busy. Some campsites are already completely booked, while others have a few spaces left, but those few spaces are rented out on a first come … Continue reading »

Business Slow on Memorial Day Weekend

MEDFORD, Ore. – Vacationers up and down the Rogue Valley are enjoying their long weekend, but downtown restaurants and bars say that isn’t exactly good for business. Memorial Day weekend is the first big weekend for camping. That means campgrounds like Emigrant Lake are nearly full and downtown is empty. Places like Elements Tapas Bar … Continue reading »