Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
No Drinking Water
About Wahtum Lake Campground

Five primitive campsites available with a fire pit and picnic table at each site adjacent to Wahtum Lake located just east of the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness and multiple hiking opportunties. Trees and shade available.

January 1st - December 31st
National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
No Trash
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
Wahtum Lake Campground is located in Oregon
45.5773 N
-121.7925 W
Get Directions
Directions from Hood River: Travel southwest on Primary Forest Route 13 past Dee. Continue on 13 follow it west when it splits. About one mile past forest boundary, pick up Forest Road 1310. Follow 1310 northwest to the campground.
3 Reviews of Wahtum Lake Campground
We might not have found the campground...

Sometimes the better adventures come from spontaneity, and when an old friend of mine asked if I wanted to socially-distanced camp, one of those trips began. We left Portland at 7 that night and found several campsites to be closed. After getting to Wahtum Lake at 9 that night, we found it to be full, and chose to pick a logging road and camp to the side of it. The view of Mt Hood that I woke up to almost made me forget that my city is being occupied by federal forces, who kidnap random people off the street and attack press. Suffice to say, I would go back.

Gorgeous lake! Secret spots!

Beautiful and secluded place. There are sites right near the parking lot (and pit toilet) that are flat, plenty of wood for building a fire, picnic tables and fire pits, great for care camping. The sites are not private, and are quite exposed to hikers and other campers. Easy access to trails and the lake is 1/4 mile easy downhill hike. We hiked down to the lake and there are sites there. Beautiful, on the lake, first come first served. Highly recommend!

First to Review
OK camping but not right on the lake and lots of hikers coming through

Wahtum Lake itself is beautiful but the campground is a bit far from it. It's about a 10 minute walk down a steep path and stairs to actually get to the lake. The sites are extremely close to each other, especially up near the pay station. As you drive up toward the campground there are 2 sites off to the left that are more private but we had a hard time finding enough flat space for 2 tents there. So we ended up near the pay station and parking lot. There are 3 major trails nearby (including the PCT) so even though there was only one other occupied campsite besides ours, the parking lot was super busy with at least 10 cars parked there at all times. It's kind of fun to watch all the hikers heading out but doesn't make for a very quite or secluded experience.