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Fish Lake Resort

Posted on: April 27th, 2012 by Madeline MacGregor in Places to Stop, Roadways and Waysides | No Comments

Image of OTE highway business sign customer Fish Lake ResortWhen OTE’s off-Interstate sign customers tell us their signs really work, we believe them. In the case of rural Fish Lake Resort near Upper Klamath Lake, highway business signs are essential for directing motorists and alerting visitors to the resort’s open status.

Owners Jim and Debbi Blodgett have owned and operated the resort for 10 years. At an altitude of 4,600 feet and nestled near Mount McLaughlin’s base, the resort is accessible and open year-round via Highway 140. The drive from Medford, Oregon to Fish Lake and old growth forest can be made in under an hour.

Fish Lake Resort features 11 rental cabins—from rustic studios to fully equipped, two and three bedroom lakeside cottages, completely stocked with linens and kitchen tools. If cabins are not your thing, 45 recreational vehicle sites (with electricity) are available. Tent sites for backpackers, hunters, and cyclists accommodate more adventurous outdoor enthusiasts. Amenities include shower and laundry facilities, and boat rental and moorage.

Although the resort is located some distance from incorporated development, guests will not be without access to the essentials. “We operate a grocery store, gift shop, game room, and a fulltime café,” said Debbi. “At our Tadpole Café, we only do home-style cooking—nothing ever comes out of a can! We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and always have daily specials. It’s really good food.”

Debbi describes the resort’s ambience as a family-style resort that people come back to visit year after year. “I always say we are the ‘Cheers’ of the resort industry,” said Debbi. “We get to know a good portion of the customers by name and feel as though we have established long-lasting friendships.”

Highway business signs do more than point the way

Image of woman holding fish caught at Fish Lake ResortFish Lake Resort is open year round—rain, snow, or sunshine. However, depending on the time of year, hours vary. Getting the word out to potential customers about changes in seasonal hours can be a challenge for many business owners and Fish Lake Resort is no exception.

“Before we realized OTE offered seasonal signs, we used to let people know we were still open during the winter by spray-painting the message onto the snow,” said Debbi. “That really was not the best solution. Then someone at OTE let us know that our highway signs could be changed when the seasons change. It’s an incredible help to us and we really appreciate the service. OTE will even phone and remind us that it’s time to switch the signs and ask if it’s an okay time to do it.”

Off-interstate customers like Jim and Debbi Blodgett rely heavily on their highway business signs to drive new and existing customers their way no matter the season. Snow might be piled deep along Highway 140 in the spring, but if the road is plowed and passable, Fish Lake Resort is open to provide food, lodging and relaxation.

For more information about Fish Lake Resort, phone 541-949-8500, or email fishlakeresort@aol.com Fish Lake’s website posts examples of the many outdoor activities available on the property, plus a web-tour of the cabins, RV sites, and camp grounds at www.fishlakeresort.net.

If you think your business might be the perfect fit for an off-Interstate highway business sign, call Harry Falisec at 1-800-574-9397 or email Harry. You can also take a peek at the sign application and rates on our website Off-Interstate FAQs page for more information.

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