Fourmile Lake Campground

Klamath Falls, Oregon

Fourmile Lake Campground

Fourmile Lake Campground Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Get ready for views of a 9,500-foot snowcapped peak, spacious lakefront tent sites wonderfully free of annoying mosquitoes (well, for most of the year), a wilderness boundary practically at the backflap of your tent, trailheads to some of the wildest high-elevation territory in Oregon, a vast national wildlife refuge less than 20 miles away, regular security patrols, and the services of civilization within an hour’s drive. It’s hard to beat this glowing set of credentials, which is all part of the package when you stay at Fourmile Lake Campground in Fremont-Winema National Forest. Although Fourmile’s campsites are sizable enough to accommodate RVs, the general sense of the place is one of solitude and serenity.

This is due, in part, to the proximity of Sky Lakes Wilderness, the boundary of which is outlined by nearly three-fourths of the lake’s shoreline. Creating this squiggly crook in the wilderness’s otherwise linear demarcation, Fourmile Lake is not within the protected boundaries, and motorized boat travel (with enforced speed limits) is acceptable. Any form of mechanized transportation within the wilderness territory is, however, strictly prohibited."

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Springfield, OR
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This is a beautiful little campground, but since it's review by the book's authors, it's also become a more popular campground so it looses that "undiscovered" feel. I probably wouldn't camp here before early-to-mid August as the mosquitoes are VERY heavy (guess how I discovered that?) and will eat you alive before then. Mid-August - it's much better. There is a trail around the lake, but the trail more resembles a swamp on the east end - step carefully. Big Swamp trail terminates here - you could start here & make the bulk of your hike DOWNHILL instead of up.

Trail Information

Klamath Falls
Nearby City
Late June–mid-October
Additional Use
Fremont-Winema National Forest, Klamath Ranger District: 541-885-3400,
Local Contacts
Fees per Night
Vault toilets, central hand pumps for water, boat launch.

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