Squaw Lakes Campground


This site provides a unique camping experience, these beautiful mountain lakes offer a more secluded environment with no vehicular access. All of the campsites must be accessed by a path from a distant parking area. Distances to campsites range from 150 feet to 1 mile. Day use area within the Campground.


  • 17 campsites (tent-sites) with picnic tables, and fire pits
  • 2 group campsites
  • Day use area
  • Drinking water
  • Vault toilet
  • No garbage disposal - Please pack it out

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 03/15/2013: No current conditions report available.
Reservations: Reservation Information: Recreation.gov or telephone 1-877-444-6777
  • Camping: $10/site, Group site: $20 
  • Day use: $5
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Heavy
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Campfires in developed fire pits only
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Dogs must be on leash
  • OHV/ATV use prohibited in the campground
Closest Towns: Jacksonville, OR
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Annual, Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Gold 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: Forest Service
Information Center: Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District

General Information


Travel south from Jacksonville 6.5 miles on Highway 238 to Ruch and turn left on to Upper Applegate Road (County Road 859). Continue south approximately 14 miles to Applegate Lake and turn left on Forest Road 1075 and continue 8.5 miles to the parking area.

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Campground Camping

  • The campground remains open from November through mid-May with no fee charged, however, there is no drinking water or garbage service during this time. Please remember to pack your drinking water in and to pack your garbage out.


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3,000 feet