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Small and secluded describes this 1/5 acre stocked pond well. Situated just south of Jubilee Lake, it was recently outfitted with two ADA accessible fishing piers and an ADA path connecting the piers. Stocked twice a year with both catch-able and trophy size rainbow trout, Luger Pond is a great alternative when Jubilee Lake is crowded. Camping is also available on site as there is a dispersed camping area next to the pond.

  • Distance:

    Within 1.5 Hours

  • Difficulty Level:

    Day Tripper

  • Seasons:

    Summer, Fall

  • Elevation:

    4,360 feet

  • Pets:

    Yes

  • Reservations:

    N/A

  • ADA:

    Yes

  • Multi-Use:

    No

  • Motorized Vehicles :

    No

  • Your Public Lands

    Umatilla National Forest (Walla Walla Ranger District), Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

  • What To Do
    • Fishing/ Camping

      Luger Pond is a 1/5 acre stocked pond with two ADA accessible fishing piers and a dispersed camping area. Eagle Ridge Trail (#3232) via the Luger Spring Trailhead is also close by if you feel like taking a hike or have your mountain bike with you. Fishing regulations are highly specific and based on location and species. Please always consult the latest information available from the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.

      Consider downloading the Motor Vehicle Use Map. This part of the forest is reflected on Map 15. The Avenza Map app is also quite helpful as users can upload three maps (or unlimited with a subscription) within the app to use offline.

  • How To Get There

    Please do not solely rely on Google Maps as their route might not always reflect what is maintained. Take HWY 11 south out of Walla Walla. Five miles past Milton-Freewater, OR turn left on Winn Road. Continue two miles and turn left onto HWY 204. Drive roughly 19 miles and turn left onto Skyline Road/ NF-64 (just past Langdon Lake). Follow NF-64 for ten miles then turn right onto NF-63. Follow NF-63 for 5.5 miles to the junction of NF-63 and NF-6306. Keep straight to take NF-6306 and continue for just over two miles and turn right to enter the pond area. It is directly across from NF-6306-060 which is marked with a small brown road sign.

  • When To Go

    Expect predictable use of the pond by late spring when the roads become passable through the fall.

  • What To Expect

    Luger Pond is small but offers a remote feel as it is high in the Blue Mountains and located within the Umatilla National Forest. Two new ADA accessible fishing piers were built along with an ADA path that travels part way around the pond connecting the two piers. Directly next to the pond is a dispersed campsite allowing for an extended stay to try and catch the big one. This pond is stocked late spring with about 450 catch-able and 100 trophy rainbow trout. In the fall, another 150 trophy trout are added.

  • Fees

    None

  • Permits

    None

  • Regulations

    Fishing regulations are highly specific and based on location and species. Please always consult the latest information available from the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.

  • Amenities

    Two ADA fishing piers with ADA path between the two piers.

  • Wildlife Awareness

    We are all so fortunate to recreate in the Blue Mountains. So many opportunities exist to play outside whether in a national forest, wilderness area, on a Wild and Scenic River, and more! With these opportunities comes great responsibility to appreciate that we are mere visitors and should all take pride in being good stewards of the wild. Many animals call these protected places home, including moose, elk, bear, cougar, bobcat, and snakes to name a few. Take precautions to respect their home and understand the appropriate response should an encounter occur. Additionally, many plant species thrive in the Blue Mountains, so staying on trail is always good practice. Carry First Aid supplies to better respond to accidents or encounters, and always let others know where the day's adventure is taking you.

  • Field Notes

    Navigation: Consider downloading the Avenza Map app. This app allows users to upload three maps (or unlimited with a subscription) to use offline. It can track your location offline and overlay GPS data from the phone onto the map. The vehicle use maps (for trails allowing motorized vehicles) are the easiest to use. Otherwise, Geo Tracker offers similar tracking capabilities and additional details about your adventure. If no service, Geo Tracker will at least show your location. The Blue Mountains and surrounding area offer a remote recreating experience, and knowing your location is paramount to staying safe. Always make sure to bring paper maps. Tell others where your adventure is taking you and when you expect to return.

    Difficulty Level: Here is what we are thinking when we assign a difficulty level: Day Tripper--You don't have much experience in the area but want to get outside! Great for families of all ages. Adventurer--You know your way around the Blue Mountains and love a leisurely day outdoors. Mountaineer--You are ready for a challenge. Wild places excite you and sweat is the goal. Small children beware. Keep in mind some activities may apply to multiple difficulty levels based on usage.

    Pets: In general, pets are allowed on a leash and under control throughout jurisdictions. The only restrictions we have encountered are around swimming areas. As a best practice, be mindful of riparian habitat in general. You never know where a precious spawning area might be located. Pack it in and pack it out applies to your furry friend as well.