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LOST LAKE GROUP UNIT, WA

part ofOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: LOST LAKE GROUP UNIT (WA)
Status: Closed through Sat Apr 25 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Lost Lake Group Campground is situated on the northern edge of Lost Lake in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Tonasket, Washington.

Set beneath mixed-conifer forest and surrounded by high mountains, this campground offers one group site, suitable for large family and group camping excursions.

Natural Features:

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offers stunning scenic views, with high, glaciated alpine peaks, valleys of old growth forest and rugged shrub-steppe country making up the diverse landscape. Elevations range from below 1,000 feet to more than 9,000 feet.

Visitors to the area can expect many days of warm, sunny weather in the summer, and winters with clear skies and plenty of snow.

The surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams and diverse forests support an abundance of wildlife, including deer, porcupine, native fish and migratory birds. Endangered and threatened species, including the Northern Bald Eagle, the Northern Spotted Owl, gray wolves and grizzly bears, also find havens in nearby ecosystems.

Recreation:

Lost Lake Group Campground offers outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to hike, fish, ski and enjoy a long list of outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

Anglers enjoy boat fishing, with rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout available in abundance. A boat ramp is available in the campground.

For an easy, interpretive hike for the whole family, the Big Tree Trail starts across the road from the Lost Lake guard house at the entrance to the campground. This 0.8 mile trail connects with a loop trail that highlights two 600-year old western larch trees. It is particularly beautiful when the wildflowers are out in June.

Facilities:

This campground has one designated group site, able to accommodate up to 100 people.

The site is equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings, grills, drinking water and flush toilets.

Access to Lost Lake beach is within walking distance.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors enjoy the North Cascades and Mt. Rainer National Parks, where interpretive programs and exhibits offer education about the diverse landscape and history of the area.

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), one of the world's premier National Scenic Trails, showcases some of North America's most fantastic scenery, winding its way its way from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington, and is accessible near the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach Access
  • Berry Picking
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Lake Access
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Electric hookups are not available
  • Group unit available by reservation only
  • Fee for group site is dependent on number of people;$40 for 1-25 people, $60 for 26-50 people and $80 for 51-100 people
  • Single, non-reservable sites are available
  • Swimming dock available
  • No lifeguard on duty
  • Click here for more information about Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest


  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.8525, -119.05083
48°51'9"N, 119°3'3"W

From Tonasket, Washington, take State Route 20 east for 24 miles. Exit at the Bonaparte Recreation Area on Qkanogan County road 4953, which turns into National Forest System road 32. Continue on National Forest System road 32 for 4 miles to National Forest System road 33. Take the left fork onto National Forest System road 33, traveling north for 5 miles to a four corner junction. Turn left at the four corner junction onto National Forest System road 33-053 and continue for a mile to the campground. Upon entering the campground, the group unit is the first site on the left beside the Guard House.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LOST LAKE GROUP UNIT
1 WEST WINESAP
TONASKET  WA  98855

Phone Number:

Project Office: (509)486-2186
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