Twin Lakes Recreation Area

Bureau of Land Management, Washington.

Nestled in at the south end of Upper Twin Lake, this site offers picnicking and camping in a serene setting with a few primitive campsites. Bright yellow balsam root are abundant in the spring. Popular activities here are fishing and paddling on the lakes, hiking, backpacking, hunting, horseback riding, waterfowl and wildflower viewing and photography. Anglers fish for stocked rainbow trout, largemouth bass, yellow perch, yellow bullhead, black crappie, and sunfish. Trails wind through shrub-steppe uplands, and the upper Lake Creek Canyon. Developed wetlands supporting numerous bird populations north of the lakes invite overland hikers to come and explore.

Know Before You Go:

Point of Interest:

This area is a unique part of the Channeled Scablands with more than 16,000 acres of BLM public land located in Lincoln County. It is managed for its recreational opportunities and wildlife habitat.

Twin Lakes Recreation Area Brochure

Nearby Activities


From Highway 28 at Harrington turn west onto Coffeepot Road and travel about 12 miles, then turn right onto Highline Road. Watch for public land access signs. Drive 1.5 miles to the entrance on the right. Follow this access road for about two miles to reach the recreation site.

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