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Best Place to Kayak - Magone Lake in Oregon. Several kayaks sit along the shore of Magone Lake, a natural lake created by a landslide in the early 1800s.

Best Place to Kayak – Magone Lake in Oregon

If you’re looking for the best lake to kayak in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, check out Magone Lake, near Mount Vernon and John Day, Oregon. This roughly 50-acre lake offers calm water, beautiful natural features, and miles of shoreline to explore. Keep reading for kayak access points, directions to Magone Lake, and more.

A wide-angle view of Henrys Lake at the inlet to the lake, from hiking trails that lead out from Idaho's Henrys Lake State Park. Reeds and other marshland vegetation grows in the foreground, and the Targhee National Forest and mountain range are visible in the distance.

Fishing Henrys Lake

Try fishing Henrys Lake, Idaho, for some of the best Cutthroat Trout, Rocky Mountain Skulpin, Mountain whitefish, and more.

A young girl paddles her kayak across Henrys Lake in Northeastern Idaho, near Yellowstone National Park. She is silhouetted against the deep, blue water, and the sun shimmers and sparkles across the water. Blue sky and mountains can be seen in the distance, the edge of the Targhee National Forest.

Henrys Lake State Park

Hike trails around the lake and the surrounding mountains. Kayak and fish along the marshy inlet or out into the lake. Camp in any of the park’s reservable spots for RVs, trailers, and tents. Click any link in our table of contents above to find information, resources, and recommendations for the best place to camp near Yellowstone, Henrys Lake State Park!

A wide-angle view of Oregon's Magone Lake, near John Day, Oregon. Enormous pine trees overshadow the walking path that encircles the lake.

Best Camping in Oregon: Clyde Holliday State Park

Some of the best camping in Oregon is a long way away from the coast and the I-5 corridor. You may be surprised to find the high desert oasis of Clyde Holliday State Park, a campground and day-use area near John Day, Mt. Vernon, and Magone Lake.

An interior poster with Chinese script at John Day, Oregon's Kam Wah Chung & Company, the most significant collection of 19th and 20th Century artifacts documenting Chinese immigrants in the American West. The store, boarding house, doctor's office, and home contains documents and objects from the third-largest Chinese settlement or 'Chinatown' in the United States. The building sat undisturbed for decades before being opened and preserved, first by the city of John Day and later by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

Interesting Oregon Facts: John Day’s Kam Wah Chung & Company

One of the most significant and interesting historical sites in Oregon sits near John Day, Oregon’s Main Street. Chinese immigrants Ing Hay and Lung On bought Kam Wah Chung & Company in 1880. They turned the dry goods store into a successful, 50-year partnership, providing medical care, dried goods, lodging, entertainment, writing and translation services, and other important services to both the Chinese and non-Chinese communities.

A wide-angle view of Oregon's Magone Lake, near John Day, Oregon. Enormous pine trees overshadow the walking path that encircles the lake.

Oregon Road Trip: 3 Day Recommended Itinerary

Thinking of planning your own Oregon Road Trip? Our recommended Oregon road trip itinerary includes full-day activities for each of the three days. Click on any of the days in our itinerary contents list below to jump to that part of the itinerary.

Yellowstone Vacation: A large American Bison or Buffalo stands in tall grass near the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. The large grazing animal wanders through an open field while occasionally stopping to graze.

Yellowstone Vacation: 7 Day Recommended Itinerary

We’ve planned the best 7 Day West Yellowstone Vacation Itinerary so you don’t have to! Check out each of the days below to put together your own vacation to Yellowstone and the surrounding area near Henrys Lake State Park in Idaho, Jackson Hole, and Grand Teton National Park.

Yellowstone Hot Springs: A close-up of upper Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. The sweeping mountains and valley floor can be seen beyond the thermal springs.

Yellowstone Hot Springs: Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris Geyser Basin

Day 6 on our trip to Yellowstone: Today we exploring Yellowstone National Park, starting at Gibbon Falls and the Norris Geyser Basin. We continue with lunch at the Mammoth and Mammoth Hot Springs, followed by more bison encounters and a tour of Fort Yellowstone.

A view of the National Park Service sign at the entrance to Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, just outside of Jackson, Wyoming. The Tetons sit beneath white clouds and a blue summer sky.

Things to Do in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Day 5 on our trip to Yellowstone: Today we are traveling to Jackson, Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park. We’ll bike around Jackson, eat at our favorite lunch spot, cruise around the Tetons, and visit local historical museums.

A commercial sign above the Big Sky Anglers Trout Shop in downtown West Yellowstone, Montana, near the West Gate Entrance to Yellowstone National Park and the borders of Idaho and Wyoming.

West Yellowstone, Montana

Day 4 on our trip to Yellowstone: Today we are kayaking at Henrys Lake and walking around West Yellowstone, Montana, before traveling to Jackson, Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park tomorrow.

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