Open Year-round
?
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Islet Campground is like the quiet middle sibling of the Waldo Lake campgrounds.  It isn't notoriously ridden with mosquitos like Shadow Bay Campground,* but isn't nearly as popular as Waldo North Campground.  Perhaps it flies under the radar because it is the only one of the three campgrounds that doesn't allow reservations.  Either way, it is a great place to spend a relaxing weekend.

Located just south of North Waldo Campground, Islet Campground is tucked into a forest of mountain hemlock right along the lake's shore, and like North Waldo, it is substantially drier and less marshy than Shadow Bay.  The campground offers numerous double sites (featuring two picnic tables), a boat ramp/dock, vault toilets, and potable water.

* Although it certainly is not as buggy as the south side of Waldo Lake, the campground still receives its fair share of mosquitos. If you'd prefer to avoid the blood sucking insects, the best time to visit is August and September.

Note: Islet Campground is open from the beginning of June through the last Sunday in September.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer

Parking Pass

NW Forest Pass

Pros

Less crowded than North Waldo Campground. Direct access to the lake.

Cons

Mosquitos in early summer.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

American Land and Leisure.

Features

Vault toilet
Boat ramp(s)
Swimming holes
Potable water
Picnic tables

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

31, 35, 37, 49

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

02/04/2019
Reservations are now taken for most sites at Islet: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/254094/availability
09/14/2016
Closes the last Sunday of September.
09/13/2014
Great sunset view from here and there are nice, large campgrounds
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