Wahtum Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
Picnic table in a campground in a wooded area with vault toilet structure in background.

Five primitive campsites available with a fire pit and picnic table at each site adjacent to Wahtum Lake located just east of the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness and multiple hiking opportunties. Trees and shade available.

Wahtum Lake Campground sign and trash bins in the forest Wooded campsite with sun shining on a picnic table

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open 06/30/2022, Pack out everything you brought with you.
Reservations: First come, first serve
  • Camping: $23/night for single site, $8/night for extra vehicle
  • Day use: $5/day/vehicle
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age or Golden Access.
  • Day use: Recreation passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District, (541) 352-6002

General Information

Directions: Directions from Hood River: Travel southwest on Primary Forest Route 13 past Dee. Continue on 13 follow it west when it splits. About one mile past forest boundary, pick up Forest Road 1310. Follow 1310 northwest to the campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 5 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing in Wahtum Lake.

Day Hiking

See backpacking description.


Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness access.


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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