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Hyatt Lake Recreation Area

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Hyatt Reservoir


Nestled high in the Cascade Mountains among towering firs and pines, the Hyatt Lake Recreation Area is located in the northern corner of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument on the shores of beautiful Hyatt Lake. At just above 5,000 feet of elevation, the 745-acre Hyatt Lake Recreation Area provides options for summertime camping, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, biking, fishing, swimming, boating, and many other recreation opportunities. The recreation area offers dramatic views of Mt. McLoughlin and serves as a great basecamp for access to the Monument and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Day-use is on a first-come, first-served basis and permits may be obtained at the self-service pay stations located at the main campground entrance and Wildcat Campground.


Hyatt Lake is a 10 mph "no-wake" lake. During spring and summer months, Hyatt offers excellent lake trout and small mouth bass fishing. Other recreation activities are available including hiking, swimming, horseshoes and a sand volleyball court. Access points for the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail are easily accessible starting from the campground. Although the campground is closed during winter months, great winter activities are available such as cross-country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing.


Hyatt Lake Campground has 44 campsites across three loops (A, B, and C) with two boat ramps with dock facilities, showers, flush toilets, a playground and a RV dump station. Campsites must be reserved in advance at Recreation.gov .__ Wildcat Campground offers a primitive camping experience with 12 campsites, an undeveloped boat launch, and two vault toilets in a more open setting.__ For horse-campers, five equestrian-only campsites, each with a corral, are available for reservation in the Equestrian Campground and offer easy spur-trail access to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.__ Overlooking Hyatt Lake and Mt. McLoughlin, the Mountain View Group Shelter accommodates up to 120 people. The shelter is equipped with an electric stove, running water, table and a large fireplace. The reservation of this site does not include any associated campsites.__ The reservable Osprey Kitchen is a group camping and day-use area accommodating 40 people with a covered cooking area, grill, group fire ring and walk-in tent sites.

Natural Features

Hyatt Lake is located 20 miles east of Ashland in Oregon's beautiful Cascade Mountains. At 5,200 feet in elevation, Hyatt Lake offers a cool respite from the summer heat and also serves as a gateway for winter recreation enthusiasts. Hyatt Lake is located inside the boundary of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The Monument was established in recognition of its remarkable ecology and to protect a diverse range of biological, geological, aquatic, archaeological, and historic objects.

Nearby Attractions

Adjacent to the Hyatt Lake Recreation Area is public shoreline and adjacent lands. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail intersects the campground and Little Hyatt Lake is within 6 miles of location.


For facility specific information, please call (541) 618-2200.

Fee Info

<p>All campsites at Hyatt Lake Campground, Wildcat Campground, and the Equestrian Campground, as well as the Mountain View Group Shelter and Osprey Kitchen can be reserved online at <a href="https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/250031" rel="nofollow">Recreation.gov</a>. Campsites at Hyatt Lake Campground are $12.00/ night weekdays and $15.00/ night weekends, campsites at Wildcat Campground are $7.00/ night, campsites at the Equestrian Campground are $10/ night. The Mountain View Group Shelter is $100/ day and the Osprey Kitchen is $95.00/ night.</p>
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MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 19, 2023

Closed for 2023

I love this place, but according to Rec.gov it will be closed for the 2023 season for upgrades

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2021

Best campground in southern Oregon

Incredible location in the Cascade Mountains,( northern corner of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument). The campgrounds were well maintained and spaced so that they provided plenty of privacy from neighboring sites.   Exception hiking, great wildlife sighting. 

Another plus is that you are just 20 miles away from Ashland, easy drive allows one to take in a play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival , return to your campsite and marvel at the star lit night sky.

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Craig M.
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2020

Relaxing campground with lake views and wildlife

I picked a spot right on the lake where I chose a comfy log to sit and enjoy a book. There is lots of wildlife around the lake; dusk coaxed several deer out to the water, lots of birds throughout the day, and the sound of frogs at night.

This campground has bathrooms and showers, though the bathrooms weren’t the cleanest for such a well-developed campground. Fire rings are available, but bring firewood with you. There’s plenty of wood laying around to burn, but I’m not sure what the campground’s policy is for foraging.

The lake was too low to use the boat ramps and warnings of leaches and skin parasites made the water itself uninviting, but the campground itself was great and there’s plenty of options for hiking nearby.

Oh yeah, the road up the mountain coming from I-5 was made of narrow switchbacks straight up along the side of a cliff. I white-knuckled it the whole way in my little car... not for the faint of heart. The views were breathtaking though.

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Hyatt Lake Recreation Area is located in Oregon

Detail location of campground


Directions: From Ashland, Oregon (Interstate-5 Exit 14): Turn on Highway 66 toward Klamath Falls. Follow Highway 66 for 17 miles until you reach the Green Springs Inn. Turn north onto the Bureau of Land Management's East Hyatt Lake Road. Follow the road for approximately 3 miles until you reach the Hyatt Lake Recreation Area. Stay to the right on East Hyatt Lake Road; an entry booth, located at the entrance to the campground, has visitor camping information. To get to Wildcat Campground and the Equestrian Campground continue past the entrance booth and Hyatt Lake Campground entrance for approximately 2 miles on East Hyatt Lake road and the entrance to Wildcat Campground and the Equestrian Campground will be on the left.


7975 Hyatt Prairie Rd
Ashland, OR 97520


42.1669778 N
122.4641333 W

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