Black Pine Lake Campground

Sign at Black Pine Lake Campground

Majestic landscape views. Boat launch, fishing, two floating docks. Interpretive accessible trail. Wildlife viewing. Picnic area for up to 12 people (Picnic area: $5 or NW Forest Pass /  America the Beautiful Pass). Maximum length of site is 30 feet. Camp Hosts on site during the summer months.  

Sign at Black Pine Lake Campground Black Pine Lake Sign2 Typical Campsite at the Black Pine Lake Campground Hoodoo Peak A Photo of Black Pine Lake from the main road.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: For current conditions and water availability, go to:Ā 
Reservations: First Come First Served
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees: $20/Night for single unit plus $5 per additional vehicle. Picnic area: $5 or NW Forest Pass /  America the Beautiful Pass
Open Season: April
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: August
Busiest Season: August
Restrictions: Maximum stay limit is 14 days.
Closest Towns: 18 miles to Twisp, WA.
Water: See link above in Current Conditions
Restroom: Vault Toilet Wheelchair Accessible
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District 24 West Chewuch Road, Winthrop, WA 98862 509-996-4000

General Information


From Twisp drive west on Twisp River Road (county road 9114 ) for about 10 miles, turn left onto Forest Service Road 43, crossing Buttermilk Bridge across Twisp River, stay to the left and follow the 43 road for about 8 miles, turn left into campground on the north end of the lake. Note: This is the best route to the campground from Twisp River Road (County Road #9114), as the Poorman Creek route is very, very narrow, and not recommended for trailers. 


Paved, scenic trail with little elevation gain, suitable for wheelchairs. The trail begins at boat launch area.

General Notes:

Trash receptacles provided at campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
No. of Sites 23 single site(s)
Reservation Info First Come First Served.
Fire Information Fire rings
No. of Accessible sites None

Lake and Pond Fishing

Recreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing:

See Washington State Sportfishing Rules Pamphlet

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:

Paved, wheelchair accessible interpretive trail with several benches along the route.

Interpretive Areas

Recreation areas with activity Interpretive Areas:


Recreation areas with activity Picnicking:

Picnic tables are available at this site for day use.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation areas with activity Boating - Non-Motorized:

No gas powered engines, electric motors are allowed.


Recreation areas with activity Swimming:

Two floating docks.


Interpretive Site: Various signs along the trail describing the area
Camping trailer: Self contained no hookups Maximum length of site is 30 feet.
Picnic tables: At each site and the day use area
Tent camping: Located by the lake near the Interpretative trail.
Toilets: 3 Vault the rest are pit toilets.
Boat ramp: Gravel
Drinking water: On during summer months (unless well is waiting for occasional repairs)