Ben Irving Reservoir is located in Douglas County.  The reservoir is a tribute to Ben Irving, a native Oregonian who worked for decades to document the water resources of Douglas County. A trained surveyor and engineer, he collected precipitation and stream flow data throughout the county, set up flood warning zones at susceptible locations, and identified dam sites to serve future needs. He was elected as County Surveyor in 1945 and remained in public service until 1966, a year before his death.

The reservoir is on Berry Creek, a tributary of Olalla Creek in the South Umpqua River basin.  It is primarily used for recreation and irrigation. There is a well-tended park and boat ramp on the north shore.  It has an area of approximately 250 acres at full pool (100 at normal conservation levels) and offers fishing for black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, rainbow trout, and yellow perch.  Water skiing and other water contact sports are permitted.

From Roseburg, take Hwy 42 West then County Rd. 365 which joins Hwy 42 two miles south of Tenmile.  Day use only.

Our bait recommendations

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