Lost Lake Campground, Resort and Day Use Area

Area Status: Open


Recreation: Lost Lake Campground offers an abundance of activities. Campers have access to a resort store, which offers: canoe, kayak, wooden boats, metal fishing boats and stand-up paddleboard rentals.  There are a number of hiking and biking trails near the campground ranging in length from 1/4 mile to over 100 miless. Other activities include bird watching, berry picking, swimming, waterfall finding or simply enjoying one of the many scheduled activities such as telescoped stargazing, special Forest Service events or live music.

Facilities: Lost Lake Campground is adjacent to a full service resort with a variety of campsites to accommodate all types of visitors, including group, family and single campsites. In addition to the campsites, there are cabins, yurts, lodge rooms and an extensively stocked general store on site. There is drinking water at designated locations and pit toilets throughout. Each site has a designated tenant location, picnic table and fire ring. Firewood is available for purchase at the general store. This campground has a minimum three night stay on weekends and holidays.

Fish Your National Forests: Types of fishing available include: Wade, Shore, Non-motorized boat, Float tube, Fly, Spin, Bait.  ADA Accessible fishing access with fishing pier, boat launch, and fish cleaning station.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open for summer season.
  • Lost Lake Resort is a popular destination and when it reaches full capacity the resort will turn people away. This is for visitor safety and enjoyment. Visit their website for most up-to-date conditions. Capacity will be met early on weekends so strongly consider a mid-week visit instead.
  • Forest Road 13 is CLOSED at Lake Branch Bridge at mile post 10.8, just northwest of Lost Lake.
  • Caution: Bears have frequented the area; be aware, keep a clean camp, store all food items in closed containers.
Reservations: Most campsites can be reserved through Recreation.gov. Unreserved sites become first come first serve. Reservations must be made 4 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 months in advance for the standard sites and 12 months in advance for the group sites. The campground has a minimum three-night stay on weekends and holidays. 
  • $34.58 - $38.65 for standard sites
    • $3.87/holiday or weekend additional 
  • $58.99 to $70.17/night for group sites
    • $7.02/holiday or weekend additional
  • There is an entrance fee of $9 per vehicle. Some first come, first served sites are available.
Open Season: May - November
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Vehicles 32 ft. max. Motors are not allowed on the lake. 
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (18)
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age or Golden Access.
  • Day use: Only Lost Lake Annual Pass honored.  
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Visit lostlakeresort.org for more information.

General Information


 See video for accessibility information.  Accessible trails, vault toilets, showers and fishing access.


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.48889, -121.82194
45°29'20"N, 121°49'19"W

From Portland Oregon: Take Highway 84 for approximately 58 miles, exiting at #62. Take Country Club Road to Barrett Drive turning left on Barrett Drive to Tucker Road. Turn right on Tucker Road which eventually intersects with 281 (Dee Highway); take Dee Highway to the Lost Lake Road exit, Lost Lake Road dead-ends at Lost Lake Resort & Campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 125 campsites/ 4 double site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
Fire Information Campfires are in designated areas only.
No. of Accessible sites 75

RV Camping

Reservation Info Not reservable
Pavement Type for Parking No
Hookup - Water No
Hookup - Sewer No
Dump Stations Yes An R. V. dump & fill is available to R. V. campers.
Hookups - Electric No

Group Camping

No. of Sites 4 double sites

Lake and Pond Fishing

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking

Horse Riding

Viewing Scenery


Boating - Non-Motorized

Boating in Lost Lake. No motors allowed. Rentals available for paddle boats, kayaks, canoes, and row boats.


Swimming in Lost Lake

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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