Kinnikinnick (Laurance Lake) Campground

Area Status: Closed

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  
  • Camping: $22/night for single site, $8/night for extra vehicle
  • Day use: Day Use Fee 
Open Season: 05/15/2022 - 10/01/2022
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age or Golden Access.
  • Day use: No passes honored. Concessionaire operated.
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


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. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
No. of Sites 20 walk-in access only campsites.
Reservation Info Not reservable

Lake and Pond Fishing

Recreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing: Fishing in Laurance Lake. No live bait.

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
Difficulty Level: More to Most Difficult


Recreation areas with activity Backpacking:


Recreation areas with activity Picnicking:

Boating - Motorized

Recreation areas with activity Boating - Motorized: Electric motors and non-motorized boats only.
Fuel availability None

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation areas with activity Boating - Non-Motorized: Electric motor and non-motorized boats only.


Recreation areas with activity Swimming: Swimming in Laurance Lake

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

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