Rainy Lake Campground/Day Use

Area Status: Closed

Located on Rainy Lake. Trailhead access to the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness.

See also: Rainy Lake Trail 423A, Rainy Wahtum Trail #409, North Lake Trail #423

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed by concessionaire for 2023 season. Open for dispersed fall camping; amenities are limited - please pack it in and pack it out! Learn more about Leave No Trace ethics: www.lnt.org
  • Camping: $17/night for single site, $10/night for extra vehicle
  • Day use: $10/day/vehicle
Permit Info: Free, self-issued wilderness permits are required from May 15 to October 15 when provided at a portal.
Open Season: - 10/01/2023
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply in Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Concessionaire (Lost Lake Resort, Inc.)
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General Information


From Hood River travel south on OR Hwy 281 Dee Highway (it goes past the Hood River airport)  approximately 11 miles to Dee.  

Bear right at the old Dee Mill Site and cross the East Fork of the Hood River. Turn right again and go 1.2 miles up Punchbowl Road until it crosses the West Fork of the Hood River.

The road becomes Dead Point Road (Forest Road 2820) here.  Follow Dead Point Road 11 miles until you get to Rainy Lake Campground and trailhead. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
No. of Sites 4 tent-only campsites
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

Lake and Pond Fishing

Recreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing: Fishing in Rainy Lake, and other nearby lakes, including North Lake and Black Lake.
Water/Flow Level Brook Trout

Day Hiking

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Recreation areas with activity Backpacking: Trailhead access to the Hatfield Wilderness.


Recreation areas with activity Picnicking:

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation areas with activity Boating - Non-Motorized:

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