Lost Lake Campground, Resort and Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
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Lost Lake Campground is couched between beautiful Lost Lake and Mount Hood. From Lost Lake Butte, the valley view is breathtaking, and from the viewpoint, guests can revel in the most majestic view of Mt. Hood, its glaciers and Lost Lake. Another one of the many attractions at Lost Lake Campground is the old growth boardwalk, an interpretive trail the meanders through one of Oregon's large old growth stands.

Natural Features: Mother Nature went the extra mile when it came to Lost Lake. The surrounding topography is rugged, mountainous and magical. The flora and fauna is abundant and easily accessible. These attributes culminate in making Lost Lake Campground one of the most popular in Oregon.

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. Whether you are a professional angler looking to catch that prized German Brown or a first-timer, there is something for everyone. Additionally, there are a number of trails near the campground ranging in length from 1/4 mile to over 100 miles resulting in numerous hiking and biking opportunities. 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.

Nearby Attractions: Nearby Wahtum Lake offers a great daily excursion or hike to one of the four surrounding waterfalls. On the way up to Lost Lake or on the way down, try stopping at one of the many fruit stands that blanket the Hood River Valley.

Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Trout, Native Trout; 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

Reservations: Reservations can be made by visiting Recreation.gov.  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.
Fees Fees range from $27 - 32 for standard sites. The group sites range from $45 - 55 per night.
Open Season: Early May
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Vehicles 32 ft. max.
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (18)
Passes: 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: Lodge and cabin reservations can be made at lostlakeresort.org. This campground has a minimum three night stay on weekends and holidays. Motors are not allowed on the lake. Caution: Bears have frequented the area; be aware, keep a clean camp, store all food items in closed containers. There is an entrance fee of $8 per vehicle. First-come, first-served sites are available.

General Information

Accessibility:

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


Directions:

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.


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Campground Camping

Fire InformationCampfires are in designated areas only.
No. of Sites125 campsites/ 4 double site(s)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sites75

RV Camping

Hookup - SewerNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Dump StationsYes An R. V. dump & fill is available to R. V. campers.
Pavement Type for ParkingNo
Reservation InfoNot reservable
Hookup - WaterNo

Group Camping

No. of Sites4 double sites

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.50080

  Longitude : 
-121.81641

  Elevation : 
3200