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Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Walupt Lake Campground is one of the nicer camping options for anyone visiting this section of the Goat Rocks Wilderness. There are a variety of camping sites that will cater to small and large parties, from the walk-in camper looking for a place to camp on the shores of the lake to the RV camper needing a larger spot to park and setup camp for the night.

The few campsites along the lake are placed closer together than those found throughout the rest of the campground, but with plenty of other camping sites to offer, there is a good chance you may be without a neighbor for your stay. Most campsites are well spaced from their neighbors, giving the campground a private feel. There are vault toilets spaced intermittently throughout the campground, and potable water spigots are located very close to most sites.

The campground is perfectly located for a variety of recreational opportunities in the area. From the campground, a small sand beach and boat launch area is easily accessible for those wishing to head out on Walupt Lake with a boat or canoe. Trails that take you up Nannie Peak or skirt along the lake to the PCT are a short walk from the boat launch at the edge of the campground, right alongside campsite #37. If you're eager for a long hike, these trails can be made into a loop.

Note: Walupt Lake Campground is open June 27 through September 14. There is also a specially-designated horse camp a half mile from the entrance of the campground.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Adjacent to Walupt Lake. Private sites. Access to hiking/backpacking.

Cons

Heavily shaded sites. Mosquitos in June/early July.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Hoodoo Recreation Services

Reservation phone number

1 (877) 444-6777

Features

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

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

38, 42, 41

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

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

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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

Comments

09/01/2017
My girlfriend Taylor, our dog Jamie, and I all took a three night trip up to Walupt Lake. The lake was gorgeous and the water was the perfect temperature to swim around in. The campground was nice and we'll be back to explore more of the area.

One tip, NF21, the road which takes you from HWY 12 to NF2160 on the way to Walupt lake is graveled. The road is rutted out in places, and though sedans will have no issue getting to the lake, we had to slow down considerably. If you have a Jeep, Truck, or other 4wd, I'd recommend taking that instead.
Open until September 17th, not 14th.
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