Little Medicine Lake Picnic Site


The day use picnic area closes at 10 pm.  Each picnic site has a table and fire ring/barbecue.

See the larger Medicine Lake Recreation Area information here.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 04/16/2019: Campgrounds may not be accessible due to wet and muddy conditions. No services, pack-in pack-out.
Operational Hours: Day use picnic area closes at 10pm.
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
Fees No fee.
Open Season: Facilities open as weather permits; usually early July to late October.
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: August
Restrictions: Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog.
Closest Towns: McCloud, 49 miles.
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


From McCloud go east on US Hwy 89 south for 16 miles to Forest Service Road 15/Harris Spring Rd. Turn left on Road 15 and go 4.4 miles to Forest Service Road 49/Medicine Lake Road. Follow the signs 27.5 miles to Medicine Lake and continue on to Little Medicine Lake.  Map to Medicine Lake.

Recreation Map

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Away from the main lake this picnic site affords the visitor a quieter, more serene setting for a picnic.
Fire InformationFires are permitted only in fireplaces provided. Gathering of dead and down wood is permitted.
No. of Sites2
Reservation InfoReservations are not accepted. All sites are first come, first served.
No. of Accessible sitesNone
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6,700 feet