Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
Backcountry camping
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Loon Lake, somewhat off the beaten path and isolated in the rugged Coast Range, offers a large variety of water sport activities. Loon Lake Recreation Site is an ideal place to enjoy those activities. From a large designated swim area on a vast, sandy beach to a short trail to a waterfall to a campground and amphitheater complete with projector screen, this place has enough options to appeal to any adventurer. 

Substantial parking can be found immediately following the toll both as well as along the beach area. The main grassy area is filled with several large picnic tables, a couple of horseshoe pits, and three separate restrooms. The impressive sandy beach, which stretches all the way across the waterfront, provides access to the water in a few different ways. On the southernmost tip of the beach area, behind a rock outcropping, there's the boat launch with alongside fishing dock. But if that fishing dock doesn't suit your needs, there is the large main fishing dock on the opposite side of this rock outcropping. Then, of course, there's the large and safe buoyed swim area (no lifeguard on duty). On the opposite side of the swim area, boaters can moor/beach their boats overnight if they are staying in the campground. Dogs are not allowed in the buoyed swim area, but only in the boat beach area. On the southwest tip of the beach there is the trailhead to Loon Lake Falls, a double-tiered seasonal falls surrounded by old growth Douglas fir, western redcedar, and western hemlock trees. Anglers will also find a substantial fish cleaning station near the main parking area. For those looking to extend their time in this popular recreation site, there is a 38-site campground just up the hill from the park. 

If you are looking for a few more amenities, supplies, or options to launch your watercraft, Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort is by far the most popular facility on the lake. It has the only public boat dock/marina and boat ramp. Boat rentals, including paddle boats, kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and Sea-Doo personal watercrafts, are available. The resort also offers substantial overnight accommodations (including the Waterfront House, cabins, yurts, a campground and RV sites) along with a beach volleyball court, Snack Shack, cafe, and swimming beach.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee


Large sandy beach. Old-growth forest. Wildflowers. Variety of activities.




ADA accessible
Campgrounds + Campsites
Flushing toilets
Boat ramp(s)
Potable water
Picnic tables
Old-growth forest
Bird watching

Site type

Full hookups



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