Kinnikinnick (Laurance Lake) Campground
July 19, 2021 Update: Laurance Lake, the campground, trailhead, and day use activities are closed for the remainder of the season. Middle Fork Irrigation District, which owns and operates Clear Branch Dam (which creates Laurance Lake), is conducting subsurface work August & September to evaluate dam stability and gather information for future dam remediation work.
On the southern edge of Laurance Lake. Walk-in access only to the campsites. With good lake views, regular sightings of bald eagles and rock and hill formations that surround this site, it is the perfect place to go "off the grid" and enjoy the outdoors.
The location offers vault toilets. There is a boat ramp nearby. Laurence Lake allows all non-motorized water sports. There are no rental facilities on site.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Opens 5/15/22 for summer season. Laurence Lake road is closed due to flooding. 11/15/2021 07/19/21: Laurance Lake is CLOSED for remainder of season for repairs to the dam.|
|Reservations:||This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 or on-line at www.recreation.gov|
|Open Season:||05/15/2022 - 10/01/2022|
|Closest Towns:||Hood River, OR|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet (2)|
From Parkdale, OR travel south on Clear Creek Road for 2.8 miles. Take a slight right onto Laurance Lake Road/Forest Road 2840 and follow for about 4 miles.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Campground CampingRecreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
|No. of Sites||20 walk-in access only campsites.|
|Reservation Info||Not reservable|
Lake and Pond FishingRecreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing:
Day HikingRecreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
|Difficulty Level:||More to Most Difficult|
BackpackingRecreation areas with activity Backpacking:
PicnickingRecreation areas with activity Picnicking:
Boating - MotorizedRecreation areas with activity Boating - Motorized: