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Badger Lake Campground

3 Reviews

About This Campground

Badger Lake Campground is adjacent to Badger Lake and one of the major portals to the Badger Creek Wilderness.  It's a rough drive to the campground, but campers are rewarded with a beautiful lake and access to the Badger Creek Wilderness with nearby access to  Badger Lake…

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 16 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite

Reviews

3 Reviews of Badger Lake Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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L
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2020

Worth the rough drive

You’ll want a high clearance/4wd vehicle. We took my Honda Element and had to camp in the campground instead of near the lake, which was 1/4 mile from campground. Too many big rocks and ruts in the road to attempt. The lake is gorgeous and saw people catching trout. Bring a kayak or SUP to enjoy…

  • The creek at our campsite
  • Our setup. Tang crushed it on the intense road to get here.
  • Bring a SUP, kayak and a dog!
Trayia B.
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2020

Backpacking Trail

This is a fairly easy trail to backpack on with lots of great sites to camp. If you’re hiking up to the lake you might want to make it a two day trip to really enjoy it. As a newcomer to backpacking, I wanted to hike a moderately inclined trail to test out my packing skills and learned very quickly…

Roberta E.
Reviewed May. 21, 2019

Peaceful

Was definitely worth the drive . Super quiet and such a great time had .

Location

Badger Lake Campground is located in Oregon

Directions

From Sandy, OR - Follow Highway 26 East to merge onto Highway 35 North.  Continue on Hwy 35 for 4.5 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 48 and continue 15.3 miles.  Turn right onto Forest Roadd 4860 and head north for 7 miles.  Turn right onto FR 4860-140 spur and continue for 4 miles until you reach Badger Lake campground.  FR 4860-140 may require high clearance or 4WD. From Hood River, OR -  Follow Highway 35 South  for 34 miles.  Turn left onto Forest Road 48 and continue 15.3 miles.  Turn right onto Forest Roadd 4860 and head north for 7 miles.  Turn right onto FR 4860-140 spur and continue for 4 miles until you reach Badger Lake campground.  FR 4860-140 may require high clearance or 4WD. From Tygh Valley, OR -  Follow Wamic Market road for approximately 6 miles.  Continue onto Rock Creek / White River Road for another 7 miles.  Once you reach the forest boundary you will be on Forest Road 48 which you will follow for 6.6 miles.  Turn right onto Forest Roadd 4860 and head north for 7 miles.  Turn right onto FR 4860-140 spur and continue for 4 miles until you reach Badger Lake campground.  FR 4860-140 may require high clearance or 4WD. These roads are unimproved and not recommended for passenger cars.   Trailers are not allowed on the 140 spur.  Please contact the ranger district for road conditions.  Check the Roads Table for up to date information.

Coordinates

45.30290498 N
121.56131797 W

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