Yellowjacket Lake Campground

8000-foot elevation. 7 campsites on Yellowjacket Lake, near the border of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Sugarloaf Rock provides a fascinating and stunning backdrop for the lake. Trails from the campground go throughout the Yellowjacket Mountains and into the wilderness. Nearby trailside attractions are Hoodoo Meadows, McEleny Peak, and Yellowjacket Creek. Most area trails, except those in the wilderness, are open to multiple use. Fishing in the lake or in Yellowjacket Creek. Carry-down access for non-motorized boats to the lake. FR 113 is narrow with few turnouts. Not recommended for long RVs or cars with trailers. Travel is slow, passing can be difficult, and backing may be necessary.

The nearby Yellowjacket Guard Station is accessed from FR 112 and is a reservable rental cabin. There is a corral for horses, a group fire ring, the Beagle Creek Trail, a woodstove for heat, and a gas cook stove. For more information or to reserve the Guard Station please visit and search Yellowjacket Guard Station.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/1/16: Water turned off for season
Open Season: 7/1
Usage: Light
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Cobalt, go 9 miles south on Forest Road 055, 7 miles west on FR 112, and 16 miles north on FR 113 (continue 3 miles on FR 112 to reach Guard Station)

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