Kinnikinnick Campground is a hidden gem, situated north of Mt. Hood, just outside of Parkdale, Oregon. Sitting on Laurence Lake, Kinnikinnick Campground offers beautifully landscaped campsites with views of Laurence Lake and the wide-open hills that surround the lake.
Laurence Lake allows all non-motorized water sports. There are no rental facilities on site.
The campground features well-groomed campsites, including campfire pits and picnic tables. The location offers vault toilets. There is a boat ramp nearby.
Surrounded by Laurence Lake, Kinnikinnick Campground is a natural attraction all its own. With incredible lake views, regular sightings of bald eagles and rock and hill formations that surround this site, it is the perfect place to go "off the grid" and enjoy the outdoors.
Laurance Lake is great for waterplay and fishing. Kinnickinnick Campground is just a 30-minute drive to nearby ski resorts, where summer hiking and outdoor adventures await.
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Super busy, but lucked out and got a spot. It’s first come first serve, so timing is important, especially since it’s not too far of a drive from Hood River or Portland. Campsites are mostly on the water! Took a star off because the lake has a dam that detracts from the natural beauty of the place.
Great spot for some dispersed camping that’s right off the road. Many sites were located along the road just before you get to the official paid to use camping area. Easy lake access as well as several hikes on both sides of the valley.
The campground was well maintained- the bathrooms not so much, I recommend a privacy pop up. The campsites were perfect in there size and distance. Site 18 being my favorite. Beautiful lake, great fishing. Gets busy. Guide walks through makes sure all is good. Would definitely revisit!
We went during the week because the weekends are too insanely busy. Loved our walk-in camp spot, had a fabulous time. Our site had easy access to the lake. Vault toilets were very clean. Good hikes nearby. Lots of people enjoying the lake.
This campground is on the shores of Laurence Lake. Almost all of the spots were right on the lake or close enough to have lake views. It's a smaller campground and the spots are fairly open, so not as much privacy with the neighbors. The spot I had was right off the boat launch and next to the path for the walk-in spots. I was only there 1 night, but it would be a great place to camp if you wanted to play on the water, ie SUP or Kayak. The road leading up to the campground was a bit rough in some areas that lower clearance vehicles would need to be careful on. There is also no water, so you need to bring your own. Would definitely recommend this campground.
Great hiking - the LL Wiggle trail across the dam was so good. There are very few RV sites - 3 at most. We were lucky to get one. But the view of Mt. Hood from across the dam is priceless!
Beautiful views of Mt Hood on the way to this campground. We got a walk in spot and it was forested and more private. There were some spots right on the lake. Being near water is always a plus for campground and this one was nice for kayaking. Campground host was super helpful and friendly.
We camped here about 2 years ago for Memorial Day weekend. It was the most magical experience. The weather was amazing and we had the most spectacular view from our campsite. We got there early(Wednesday night) and it seemed to fill up by Friday morning so get there as soon as you can!
This campground is very peaceful and beautiful. It sits on a resavoir with great fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Beautiful little creek to hike up and the whole place is kept very clean. One of our favorite spots close to home.
This was a fun area to kayak, paddle board, or do any other water sports on a hot day and be able to camp very close by.
I enjoyed this campground with a group of friends and we all easily were able to find the grounds and reserve a spot for us comfortably to stay.
This place does get crowded on a hot summer weekend, so make reservations ahead of time.
Has a beautiful view of Mt.Hood from the north side which I typically don't see coming from Portland.