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Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Hyatt Lake Recreation Area

Nestled in the Cascade Mountains in the northern corner of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, the 745-acre Hyatt Lake Recreation Area provides opportunities for camping, hiking, fishing, and boating. Reservations are required for Hyatt Lake Campground (there are no first-come, first-serve campsites available). 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. Main campground opens at the end of May and closes right after Labor Day. Wildcat opens at the end of May and closes first of October, weather dependent. A 14-day camping limit within a 90 day period is in effect for all campgrounds. 


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 and horse shoes. 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.


The Mountain View Group Shelter, overlooking Hyatt Lake and Mt. McLoughlin, accommodates up to 120 people, and is day-use only. It has a large fireplace. The reservation of this site does not include any associated campsites. The 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. The main Hyatt Lake Campground has 56 sites and 2 boat ramps with dock facilities. Hyatt Lake Campground campsites are available by reservation only.

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.

ADA Access: N

Fee Info
NOTICE The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing fee changes at the Hyatt Lake Recreation Area, Campground. The fee changes are being proposed because the maintenance needs at this campground are not being met due to increased costs to operate the campground. It has been several years since fees at Hyatt Lake Campground have been changed. The proposed fees will enable the agency to improve services and help ensure that the campground remains operational for years to come. The proposed fee changes will be reviewed by the Southwest Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC). Approved changes would go into effect no earlier than the 2020 recreation season. Through the criteria established by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), an assessment will be conducted on the number and kind of standard and expanded amenities provided. Amenities include picnic tables, toilet facilities, tent spaces, and drinking water. Business plans containing a regional comparative market study of fees charged for other similar recreation facilities in the local area will be used to determine the new fees and fee increases that are to be proposed. REA allows the BLM to keep 100% of the recreation fees collected and use the funds locally to operate, maintain, and improve fee sites. Fees are part of a comprehensive funding strategy to support recreation sites and services. This funding strategy also includes appropriate funding, volunteer assistance, interagency cooperation, grants, partnerships with private sector, and commercial operations. Any additional questions can be directed to Outdoor Recreation Planner, Brian Long, 541-618-2252, or Joel Brumm, Assistant Monument Manager, 541-618-2256,
$7.00 - $100.00
Bureau of Land Management
Drive In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Hyatt Lake Recreation Area is located in Oregon
42.167 N
-122.4641 W
Get Directions
From Interstate 5, Take Exit 14 in Ashland, Oregon. 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.
2 Reviews of Hyatt Lake Recreation Area
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.

First to Review
Peaceful and quiet

It was very peaceful and felt like we were the only ones in the entire campground.

The campground requires you to make a reservation online even though there are empty sites everywhere.. neither of us had cell reception so I find this to be a very odd requirement