Hyatt Lake Recreation Area
7975 Hyatt Prairie Rd Ashland, OR 97520
Directions: From Ashland, Oregon (Interstate-5 Exit 14): Turn on Highway 66 toward Klamath Falls. Follow Highway 66 for 17 miles until you reach the Green Springs Inn. Turn north onto the Bureau of Land Management's East Hyatt Lake Road. Follow the road for approximately 3 miles until you reach the Hyatt Lake Recreation Area. Stay to the right on East Hyatt Lake Road; an entry booth, located at the entrance to the campground, has visitor camping information.
Hyatt Lake Recreation Area
Due to low water levels boat ramps are currently closed. Excessive leeches are present in Hyatt Lake—avoid swimming.
Nestled high in the Cascade Mountains among towering firs and pines, the Hyatt Lake Recreation Area is located in the northern corner of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument on the shores of beautiful Hyatt Lake. At just above 5,000 feet of elevation, the 745-acre Hyatt Lake Recreation Area provides options for summertime camping, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, biking, fishing, swimming, boating, and many other recreation opportunities. The recreation area offers dramatic views of Mt. McLoughlin and serves as a great basecamp for access to the Monument and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.
Day-use is on a first-come, first-served basis and permits may be obtained at the self-service pay stations located at the main campground entrance and Wildcat Campground.
Hyatt Lake is a 10 mph "no-wake" lake. During spring and summer months, Hyatt offers excellent lake trout and small mouth bass fishing. Other recreation activities are available including hiking, swimming, horseshoes and a sand volleyball court. Access points for the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail are easily accessible starting from the campground. Although the campground is closed during winter months, great winter activities are available such as cross-country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing.
Hyatt Lake Campground has 44 campsites across three loops (A, B, and C) with two boat ramps with dock facilities, showers, flush toilets, a playground and a RV dump station. Campsites must be reserved in advance at Recreation.gov.
Wildcat Campground offers a primitive camping experience with 12 campsites, an undeveloped boat launch, and two vault toilets in a more open setting.
For horse-campers, five equestrian-only campsites, each with a corral, are available for reservation in the Equestrian Campground and offer easy spur-trail access to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.
Overlooking Hyatt Lake and Mt. McLoughlin, the Mountain View Group Shelter accommodates up to 120 people and is available for day-use only. The shelter is equipped with an electric stove, running water, table and a large fireplace. The reservation of this site does not include any associated campsites.
The reservable Osprey Kitchen is a group camping and day-use area accommodating 40 people with a covered cooking area, grill, group fire ring and walk-in tent sites.
Know Before You Go:
- The main campground opens annually at the end of May and closes right after Labor Day. Wildcat Campground opens end of May and closes on the first of October, weather depending.
- Hyatt Lake Campground campsites are available by reservation only. Reservations for all campsites, including group camping sites, may be made online at www.recreation.gov or at 1-877-444-6777.
- Boat ramps and docks open for the season when the campground opens. A wheelchair-accessible fish cleaning station is available at the Cascade Boat Ramp.
- Firewood is not available at Hyatt Lake Campground.
- Bicycles are not allowed on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Point of Interest:
Look for birds of prey at the nearby Hyatt Lake Watchable Wildlife Site located on Hyatt Lake’s west shore. Here, one can walk the short paved trail to a wildlife interpretive site and viewing area.