Reservations possible?
RV Hookups
Potable water
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Bird Lake Campground, which is managed by the Yakima Nation tribe, acts as an excellent basecamp for a multitude of nearby hikes on and to Mount Adams, most notably Bird Creek Meadows and Hellroaring canyon. Most campsites provide quick shore access and a view of the lake. Additionally, most sites are adequately separated from one another and are a short walk from potable water and vault toilets. The Yakima Nation stocks Bird Lake with trout, and local rules and regulations can be found on the Yakama Nation Mount Adams Recreation Area website.  From Bird Lake, trails 105 or 100 are the best options for accessing Bird Creek Meadows and Hellroaring viewpoint.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)


Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee


Lakeside camping. Near to hikes on Mount Adams.


Rough four-wheel drive access. Primarily primitive sites only. Long distance from Portland.

Pets allowed


Managed by

Yakama Nation


Vault toilet
Potable water
Picnic tables


Nearby Adventures

Mt. Adams/Indian Heaven Wilderness/Goat Rocks, Washington
Mt. Adams/Indian Heaven Wilderness/Goat Rocks, Washington


I called Yakima Nation Forest Services and they reported Bird Lake Campground will be closed all Summer in 2017. Their number: (509) 865-5121
Bird and Bench lakes are closed to entry because of last years fires
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