Categories: Explore Oregon

Woahink Lake

Diving into Woahink Lake

written by Kjersten Hellis | photography by Rick Obst

Woahink Lake’s glassy surface and murky water hide a secret. The lake doubles as an obstacle course for recreational scuba divers and is home to several mock shipwrecks, a yellow submarine, and an 18-foot plastic shark, Mary 18, named for the dispatch call sign of fallen Eugene Police officer Chris Kilcullen. The lake is not a tropical paradise, but many scuba companies in Oregon choose to certify clients in this lake because it is a protected area suitable for beginners.
Scuba aside, Woahink Lake is also a natural wonder. Located in Florence, it is a cryptodepression lake, meaning it is below sea level. The deepest point of the lake is 74 feet, making it about 36 feet below sea level. Woahink also offers great fishing spots to catch largemouth bass or rainbow trout.

Share
Published by
admin
Tags: outdoors

Recent Posts

Truffle Festival Food is Love Giveaway

Truffle Festival's Food is Love! Culinary Experience Win Two Tickets to the culinary experience of a lifetime. (Value $280) Oregon…

6 days ago

Behind the Craft Malt Scene in Madras

Click and listen to Beerlandia!

2 weeks ago

The Pendleton Blanket Giveaway

*A winner has been selected for this category* Congratulations to Nichoel H. in Salem!

1 month ago

1859 Gift Giveaway for the Man’s Man and Gal’s Gal

*A winner has been selected for this category* Congratulations to Ashley J. in Bend!

1 month ago

Cascade Brewing and the Birth of the PNW Sour

Once upon a time, North West IPAs gained momentum and took over as the dominant beer style. Meanwhile, one brewery…

2 months ago

Smith Goggles Giveaway

  *A winner has been selected for this category* Congratulations to Michelle K. in Bend!

2 months ago