Black Lake Campground provides primitive tent sites on the east shore of Black Lake located in the northern part of Mt Hood Natioanl Forest in the Hood River Ranger District. The area accesses nearby Black Lake Trail. The trail network in this area enters Mark Hatfield Wilderness to the north.
This area is primitive and less visited than more developed sites. You must pack in and pack out. Please leave no trace.
4 camp sites surrounding a small lake. 1 and 2 are private While 3 and 4 are right next to each other. Campsite 2 is on the way to 3 and 4 so not to private.
The camp is a close walk to many trails and other sites.
The best campsites are those that are not crowded and you can enjoy the stillness during the day or night. This camp had just that no one around.!
I stumbled on this campground while visiting Rainy Lake, which is one mile North of Black Lake. This is a fun campground with a unique layout.
Unlike most campgrounds, the sites are not laid out on a grid. Spaces are spread seemingly randomly on the hillside just next to the lake and connected by thin hiking paths. There is no vehicle parking, but I could see bicycles and motorcycles having easy access to each campsite. A 4-wheeled vehicle will not fit in here. You'll need to park outside the campground and walk-in if that's your vehicle of choice.
The lake is visible from camp and easily accessible.