Kangaroo Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
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Kangaroo Lake campground has 18 sites, 13 of which are drive-in and 5 are walk-in. The campground also provides accessible facilities, including a 1/4 mile paved trail right down to the lake. The lake itself covers 25 acres, and is 110 feet deep. There is no boat ramp but motorless boats are permitted.


At a Glance

Current Conditions: Temporarily no potable water.
Fees $15 per night, free day use
Permit Info: Fee envelopes are available at Self Pay Station
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: July-August
Restrictions: No motorized boats or watercraft are allowed on the lake. Dogs on leash only. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Callahan (limited services), Etna (full service)
Water: Drinking Water June through mid-October
Restroom: Vault
Passes: America the Beautiful Senior Pass and Access Pass are honored at this location for half price camping fees
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


Restrooms are accessible for wheelchairs.  Two fully accessible campsites.


Two vehicles per site. Additional vehicles may be parked in the general parking lot.


From Callahan, take the Callahan-Gazelle Rd for approx. 10 miles to the Rail Creek Rd. There is a sign for Kangaroo Lake, and this road will take you the 8 miles to the campground.


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