Kinnikinnick Campground at Laurance Lake - Mt Hood, Oregon

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3.0 out of 5 stars (based on 18 reviews)

Kinnikinnick Laurance Lake Campground Details

No Potable Water - Walk in Sites only * TEMPORARY CLOSURE AS OF 6/29/21 DUE TO WASHED OUT ROAD *
  • Campground Rating:
    3.0
  • Number of Campsites: 26
  • Avg. Overnight Fee: 22
  • Drinking Water: No
  • Toilets: Vaulted
  • Camphost on Site: Yes
  • Fires Allowed: Yes
  • Cell Service: No
  • Season: May - October
  • Nearest Store (Miles): 15
  • GPS: 45.457733,-121.663512
  • Elevation: 3,000 ft.
  • Showers: No
  • Firewood for Sale: Yes
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Kinnikinnick Laurance Lake Campground Description

Kinnikinnick Campground on Laurance Lake is located on the north side of Mount Hood near the small town of Parkdale, Oregon just outside of Hood River. Laurance Lake is a man made reservoir with great views of Mt. Hood and offers fishing, boating, swimming and nearby hiking.

Kinnikinnick Campground has 26 campsites with most of them offering walk in only access – though you can park relatively close to your campsite.  There are a few sites that can accommodate small RVs or travel trailers and there is a main parking lot where most campers will park their cars and walk to their nearby sites.  The reason for this setup is so that the campsites can be a little bit closer to the actual lake.   Like most campgrounds some of the sites offer more privacy than others and the campground is fairly well spread out.  There is decent water access all around and a boat launch right next to the campground.  There is no potable water here so campers will need to pack in whatever water they need to drink. Vault toilets are provided as well as fire pits at each site, picnic tables and garbage containers.  Be prepared for windy and cold nights as the lake side campsites do not offer much protection from the elements.

To get here you will go through the town of Parkdale and then follow the gravel and dirt Laurance Lake Road all the way to the campground.  The road (forest road 2840) is a single lane paved road with pullouts for RVs and passing and there is a short quarter mile section that is gravel due to a recent washout.  The washout area is just about the last place you can get a cell signal before getting to the lake.  Parkdale is roughly 7 miles from the campground and is the nearest place to find a convenience/grocery store.  Overall Kinnikinnick Campground at Laurance Lake is a decent campground that is ideal for anglers and boaters.

*The campground has recently been renovated and now has 26 campsites, costs $22 per night, $8 per additional vehicle and $5 for day use only permits.  A camp host is on site from early May through October and firewood is for sale at campsite #8.

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  1. Would like to give up-date information for Kinnikinnick campground at Laurance lake. Campground is being remodeled, now has 26 camp sites at $16 a night, $8 for extra vehicle a night, and $7 for day-use parking. Camp Host is on site from May 1st thru mid-October when campground is open. Firewood will be for sale at Camp Host site #8. Nearest store is 7 miles away in Parkdale. Some sites can fit small rvs. All sites will have picnic tables and new metal fire pits. Pathways are being redone. Updated photos would be great to see on your website. Thanks for the info on your website.

    1. Ken!
      A group of 4 of us are leaving gresham area around 6:20. We should be there by 7:45. Are there any open campsites?

  2. Hi there ken we are on our way over there from Canon beach area and need to find a campsite tonight. Do you have any available sites??

      1. There is no cell service at the campground so the host (ken) or anyone else cannot answer your questions regarding site availability. I can say, though, that this campground is extremely popular and on a summer weekend, like today, you better get there early if you want a site. Your best bet is to go up on Thursday to secure a spot. This has sadly just become a reality of camping in the PNW. More people = more difficulty finding campsites. Best of luck! Edit: if you do get there and it is full consider trying out Nottingham campground off 35: http://www.muddycamper.com/oregon/nottingham-campground/

  3. Hood River Residents, family and friends I am so upset right now! Mom and I took my boys up to Laurence Lake Wednesday. We were having a great week as we do every year and have for probably 10 years. We used to celebrate my Moms brother’s Birthday up there with him and since he’s passed away every year we go up there take a cake and camp. Last night we were permanently kicked out of Laurence Lake by the camp host Ken. Here’s what happened… Friday morning Ken started up his extremely Loud Generator, mom and I just took the boys down to the lake out of our camp spot and played in the Lake and beside it most the day. We came up for dinner about 6 and shortly after he turned it off. Saturday morning same thing he started his Generator, by then I was getting upset! Mom and Trenton had to yell at each other trying to talk back and forth and that’s seriously what you had to do! My Dad and Uncle Roge