Hart-tish Campground


7 traditional tent campsites and 8 lakeside RV parking spots (no hook-ups). Hart-tish is a well developed and popular recreation site with an extensive day use area, a boat ramp and a small campground.

The camping area has 7 walk-in tent sites and a parking area for self-contained RVs. Hart-Tish park is one of the few Forest Service campgrounds with several acres of beautifully groomed lawn sloping down to the water's edge. From Hart-Tish one can look south across the lake to the peaks of the majestic Red Buttes Wilderness. The boat ramp is usable until the lake drops below 1,928 feet (above sea-level) or when the facility is closed for winter.

Nearby Hiking Opportunities: Applegate Lake trail system, including Da-ku-be-te-de Trail, Grouse Loop Trail, Collings Mountain Trail.

Information on this facility is available year-round by calling (541) 899-9220.

At a Glance

Reservations: Sites may be reserved online at Recreation.gov.
  • Camping: $20/site, Extra vehicle: $5
  • Day use: $5
  • Boat launch fee: $7
Open Season: early May - mid-September
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Campfires in developed fire pits only
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Dogs are allowed
  • OHV/ATV use prohibited
  • 10 m.p.h. speed limit on Applegate Lake
Closest Towns: Jacksonville, OR
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Annual, Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age and Golden Access.
  • Day use: 50% discount for day use with any of the above passes as well as Interagency Military pass.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District

General Information


From Jacksonville, OR, travel south 6.5 miles on Highway 238 to Ruch, OR, and turn left on to Upper Applegate Road (County road 859). Continue 16 miles to Hart-tish, about 0.5 mile past (south) dam.

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