Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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This fairly small primitive campground on the shore of the popular Lake Irwin is a very special place to camp. The campground borders the lake and offers easy access to swimming and paddling. The loop trail around the lake can be reached via the short path next to site #11. Many consider Lake Irwin to be one of the prettiest camping spots in the state.

Campsites are set along one loop road with sites 1 through 12 either right on the water or very close to it. There are limited amenities, with hand-pumped drinking water, no cell service and no hookups or dump station. About one quarter of the sites are first-come, first-served, and the rest can be reserved.

Due to the popularity of the campground, getting there early in the day or reserving a site ahead of time is highly recommended.

 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer

Parking Pass

Private or commercial fee

Open from

June 29 to October 01

Price per night (basic site)

18.00 $ (15.11 €)

Pros

Gorgeous scenery. Many recreational options on the lake. Good fishing.

Cons

Popular.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Recreation.gov

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Vault toilet
Firewood for sale
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Lakefront
Boat ramp(s)
Wildflowers
Big vistas
Fishing

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

26

Maximum trailer length

40.00 ft (12.19 m)

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

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