Lana N.
Portland, OR
Joined August 2018
Wife, mother, baker, hiker, soaper, camper, writer.
Limited space, first come first serve, great views

The first time we tried to camp here all the spots were full, so we don't always count on being able to get a spot. It's best to come up with a couple backup plans as this is a popular spot! The hike in off the road isn't difficult, and the tent sites are all situated relatively close to the trail. If you continue up Tom, Dick, and Harry mountain you can see amazing panoramic views. Forest passes can be obtained from the ranger station on highway 26.

Confusing roads, beautiful trees, bathrooms, ant hills

We thought we were going to end up in the middle of nowhere as we were driving out here, but once we got here it was great! We got the very last spot, as it is a popular place. There are bathrooms here, as well as the biggest ant hills I have ever seen.

First to Review
Scenic, good for swimming, easy access

Fish lake is a smaller lake than others I have camped along, but it is big enough to swim in, take out a canoe, or let a dog splash around in. We found a dispersed site overlooking the water, and had a fantastic time! Bring bugspray. The mosquitos aren't the worst I've seen, but certainly present.

Coastal, well kept, popular campground

My husband and I along with our 2 pups stayed here on a trip down highway 101. This campground has the things you'd normally expect of a campground, though it is remarkably close to the beach. Just hop over the dunes and you're on the beach! Very windy when we were there, not sure if that's always the case. We had a raccoon visit our picnic table as we were going to sleep, so be aware that those are around and seem to be very used to looking for anything left out!

Good for biking, heated yurts, smaller tent spots

We've been here 3 times, once for tent camping and twice in a yurt. The yurts are heated, and a couple of them are pet friendly, which is great for us! There is a small table in each yurt. Theres a couch and a bunk bed for sleeping arrangements, with the lower bunk larger than the top bunk. Great walking trails and day use areas, and our favorite thing about this place is biking on the biking trails surrounding the area. Beautiful and close to civilization for a quick and low key camping trip. Great for beginner campers and families!

Private camping experience, lots of shade and fresh air

It is a hit or miss as to whether or not it will be easy to find a dispersed site, but we have always found one every time we come out this way. Sometimes we find a spot immediately, other times, we drive around and "explore" the old logging roads to see what hidden gems we've yet to find.

Hidden gem, middle of nowhere, on PCT

My goodness. Do not take road 42 coming to this place. Road 46 is much safer and a far more pleasant experience. Our trip in, on road 42, was 8+ miles of an extremely narrow, extremely potholey wreck of a logging road. Our trip out, on road 46, was really quite lovely. This place had minimal mosquitos, a great swimming lake (Head Lake) leas than half a mile from the 3 different campgrounds, and beautiful views of Mt Jefferson reflecting off the blue, blue Olallie Lake. Lots of fresh air, but definitely very dusty. Hot days, cold nights.