Squaw Lakes

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

Squaw Lakes Campground is nestled in the deep shade of a mixed-conifer forest on the banks of Squaw and Little Squaw Lakes. The facility provides tent-only campsites that are reachable via foot trails. The unique, remote setting offers visitors stunning scenery and access to a multitude of recreational opportunities.

Squaw Lakes Campground contains 10 individual sites and five group sites. All sites are walk-in and designated for tent camping only. They are reachable by walking on foot trails from the parking area. Vehicles must be parked outside the gated area, and all personal belongings must be carried to the campsite. The closest campsites are approximately 1/4 mile from parking and the farthest campsites are approximately 1.5 miles from parking.



During specific hours (variable) we do offer an ATV portage service for your camping gear. We will not transport people. This service is at the discretion of the Camp Host, and charged at $25 per trip. For more info: https://applegatelake.com/squaw-portage





Picnic tables, campfire rings and vault toilets are provided. Drinking water is provided via a hand-pump, located near site # 2. Most sites are located at the water's edge.



Please note, there is a two-night minimum when you desire to reserve a Friday or Saturday night. Visit www.applegatelake.com for more information.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is composed of two distinct geological provinces: the Cascade Range and the Siskiyou Mountains. The Cascade Range is dominated by snow-capped volcanic peaks such as 9,495 foot Mt. McLoughlin within the Sky Lakes Wilderness. The Siskiyou area embodies world-class rivers, remarkable fisheries and the most complex and treasured plant communities in the Pacific Northwest.

Diverse landscapes provide habitat for a wide-range of wildlife, from spotted owls and elk to salamanders and sandhill cranes.

Recreation

Hiking and fishing top the list of recreational opportunities at Squaw Lakes Campground. Two mountain lakes, a river and a handful of hiking trails are accessible from the campground.

Anglers enjoy the remote location and scenic backdrop of two natural lakes, providing excellent fishing opportunities for coldwater and warmwater species. Squaw Lake, larger than its sister, sustains rainbow and cutthroat trout, yellow perch, brown bullhead and black bass. Little Squaw Lake provides a rare fishery for 8-11" wild, native coastal cutthroat trout. A 0.25-mile hiking trail connects the lakes. Motors are not permitted on the lakes.

From the campground, Little Squaw Trail is a 1-mile interpretive hike that provides visitors with many opportunities for picnicking and swimming. The 2-mile Summit Lake Trail travels through a mixed conifer forest and small water crossings.

Changes & Cancellations

Please see the recreation.gov rules & regulation policies. These policies are system-wide, and not specific to each facility. We are NOT staffed to handle or manage cancellations and/or changes via telephone. Please do not call or leave any messages for these issues. Please NOTE: In Southern Oregon, we unfortunately get difficult conditions due to forest fire smoke. The USFS has the difficult decisions as to whether to temporarily close these facilities, or for them to remain open. If the facilities are closed, refunds will be honored. If the facilities remain open, the sites will be maintained, and reservations will be honored. If you have any specific questions regarding cancellations/changes or mofications to your existing reservation, it may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please email us at applegatelake@gmail.com. 

Contact Information

Mailing Address

FOREST ROAD 1075 15111 Upper Applegate Road JACKSONVILLE OR 97530

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: (541) 899-9220

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Jacksonville, Oregon, take Highway 238 west 7 miles and turn left at Ruch on Road 859. Go 14 miles to Applegate Dam, cross over the dam (Road 1075) and continue on pavement 2 miles. When pavement ends, continue 7 miles to the campground.

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