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Wahtum Lake Campground

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National Forest

Mt. Hood National Forest

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.

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    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
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Katie B.
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2017

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!

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Sarah S.The Dyrt ADMIN User
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2016

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.


Wahtum Lake Campground is located in Oregon

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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.


45.57731 N
121.79247 W

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