Fish Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
Hihg mountain Fish Lake surrounded by pine trees

The Fish Lake Campground is located adjacent to the picturesque Fish Lake in the Wallowa Mountains. As a high elevation campground visitors enjoy fishing, boating, and hiking at the nearby wildernes and non-wilderness trailheads. Six of the 21 tent/trailers sites have been constructed to accommodate persons with disabilities, and 6 sites on the upper loop are available for RV's longer than 20 feet. Considerations: Mosquitos! and dropping water levels in late summer.

At a Glance

Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Area Amenities: Accessible, Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water
Fees: Single unit campsites = $15.00/night; A self-service fee station is available at the campground.
Open Season: July - September
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. Boating use:  Although Oregon regulations (ORS 250-020-0013) do not list any boating restrictions on Fish Lake, due it small size the use of small gas-operated, or electric motor boats, and non-motorized craft such as canoes, kayaks, rowboats, float tubes are encouraged on the lake.
Closest Towns: Halfway, Oregon (20 miles); Enterprise, Oregon (70 miles)
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets (5)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pine or Whitman Ranger District

General Information


In Halfway, Oregon travel north on Main Street to Fish Lake Road; Turn right on Fish Lake road and go 3.3 miles to Clear Creek Road; Turn left on Clear Creek Road and go 4 miles to Forest Road 66; Turn right on Forest Road 66 and go on 12.5 miles to the campground entrance on left side of road. Most of the upper forest road is narrow, single land gravel and dirt road. 

From Enterprise, Oregon travel south on Oregon State Highway 82 to Joseph for about 6.5 miles; In Joseph turn left on Oregon State 350 and go about 8 miles to the Wallowa Loop Road; Turn right on the Wallowa Loop Road (also known as the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway) and travel on this road which eventually becomes Forest Road 39 for 40.5 miles to Forest Road 66; Turn right on Forest Road 66 and go about 15 miles to the campground entrance on the right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites
Reservation Info
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Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking


Boating - Non-Motorized


Camping trailer: 21 tent/trailer sites total
Picnic tables: At each campsite
Tent camping: 21 tent/trailer sites total
Fee charged for some activities: Required for camping
Toilets: 3 accessible vault, 2 other vault
Accessible: 6 campsites 3 vault toilets
Boat ramp: Small dirt ramp
Drinking water: Seasonally available

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Recreation Areas

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