Open mainly during the summer, the Walupt Lake region is known for providing serenity in a vast expanse of forestland.
The lake is known for its fishing opportunities, as it is home to cutthroat and rainbow trout. A boat launch at the lake provides an opportunity to bring a boat, kayak or canoe out for a peaceful time on the open waters.
Open from June 10 to September 21 each year, the Walupt Lake Campground is popular with people wanting to get away from it all for a short time, and at a decent price. The campground grouped with the boat launch and nearby Walupt Lake Trail, which circumnavigates the lake, make for a great weekend excursion that won’t break the bank.
For those just wanting to stop in for a short time while navigating the backroads of the Gifford Pinchot and Goat Rocks, a day-use picnic site at the campground is also available.
Reserve a spot by visiting www.recreation.gov; prices range from $18 for a single site to $34 for multi-site camping. Extra vehicles are $9.
If you go, be prepared to drive on National Forest roads for awhile; allow one hour from Randle to get there. Click or tap here for a map of the Walupt Lake area.