- Fresh Water
SeasonMay 20 - October 31 is the fishing season. The lodge is oen year around for other activities.
- The 2013 rates are - Eagle’s Nest and River’s Edge log homes rent for $325 per night for 2 and $50 per night for each additional person up to 6. Arrowhead Cottage is $275 per night for 2 and $50 per night for each additional person. Guided fishing is $395 per day for 2 anglers and includes lunch. Bed and breakfast is $195 per night for 2 people sharing a room.
Number of guestsIf each house is filled to capacity, which is rarely the case, they can take 16 total guests.
- Rainbow Trout
Lonesome Duck Ranch & Resort is the place to stay for premium trophy trout fly fishing in Southern Oregon. Lonesome Duck is tucked away in southern Oregon, just north of Klamath Falls on one of the finest wild trout river in the US: Oregon’s Williamson River, home to some of the largest wild trout in the country. The resort is nestled among towering ponderosa pines along a private 2.5 mile “fishy” stretch of the river. You’ll share the property with cows, horses, llamas, and a very friendly dog. In addition, there is excellent birdwatching at the Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuges and Crater Lake National Park is nearby.
Lonesome Duck’s owners, Steve and Debbie Hilbert, have three beautiful guest houses spread out over 200 acres. All houses have fully equipped kitchens in addition to a gas BBQ on the porch. Pots, pans and linens are all included in your house – just bring your favorite ingredients. Two are 1500 sq. ft. hand-hewn log homes that sleep six to eight. Each has two bedrooms and a loft, two full bathrooms, living room with a wood stove, dining room, kitchen and a large covered porch.
The third is Arrowhead Cottage, which was the original ranch house and has been totally renovated. It has a massive stone fireplace featuring the ranch brand and other artifacts. This cottage has two bedrooms, one bath, a dining room, living room, screened porch, and fully equipped kitchen. The large covered porch is the ideal place to relax, enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset melt into the river.
Lonesome Duck is now offering a bed and breakfast option for those who would rather focus on fishing than cooking. Steve and Debbie’s house, The Settlement, has two luxurious guest rooms, each with a private bath. The house is immaculately decorated in an elegant western theme, and feels like home from the moment you walk in. Enjoy the river views from the great room, and a home-cooked ranch breakfast the next morning.
Guided fishing can be arranged to make the most out of your visit. This is best set up when you make your reservation. The Ranch has boats and canoes that are available for guest use on the property. Right in front of the cottages are some of the best places on the river to fish the Hexagenia hatch, which typically happens in late June and into July. The large mayflies emerge from the silt bottom at sunset each evening and provide an irresistible meal for the big wild trout.
A few minutes from Lonesome Duck are the Wood River, Klamath Lake, Agency Lake and the Sprague River. All of these locations offer unique fly fishing opportunities. Fish move out of the lake and into the river to feed, escape the summer heat and to spawn. They range in size from 12 inches to 15 pounds! There is an option to do a combo trip with the folks at Yamsi Ranch at the headwaters of the Williamson.