Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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Council Lake Campground is located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, just off Forest Road 2334. The lake is situated between Babyshoe Ridge and Council Bluff. The secluded location makes it a wonderful place for those looking to get away from it all and enjoy this scenic lake.

Council Lake is a popular fishing spot. It is stocked annually with rainbow trout. Eastern brook, brown trout and cutthroat trout can also be caught here.

The campground at Council Lake is a dispersed camping situation. There are about 10 campsites available. Some of these sites have a metal fire ring, but aside from that there are no amenities including no picnic tables.

There is one old vault toilet within the campground (use at your own risk!). No drinking water is available.

Campsites are free and first come, first served.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Rarely full

Parking Pass

None

Price per night (basic site)

0.00 $ (0.00 €)

Pros

Secluded lake. Good fishing. Free camping.

Cons

No picnic tables.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

USFS

Features

Vault toilet
Wildlife
Fishing
Big vistas
Family friendly
Near lake or river
Lakefront
Bird watching

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

10

Lodging type

Rustic cabin

Maximum trailer length

30.00 ft (9.14 m)

Location

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