Hyatt Lake Recreation Area

Ashland, Oregon

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Overview

Nestled in the Cascade Mountains in the northern corner of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, the 745-acre Hyatt Lake Recreation Area provides opportunities for camping, hiking, fishing, and boating. Reservations are required for Hyatt Lake Campground (there are no first-come, first-serve campsites available). 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. Main campground opens at the end of May and closes right after Labor Day. Wildcat opens at the end of May and closes first of October, weather dependent. A 14-day camping limit within a 90 day period is in effect for all campgrounds. 

For the 2019 camping season, there will be no electricity and no water available at Hyatt Lake campground with the exception of a hand pump in Wild Cat campground. In addition, Loops A and B will be closed for deferred maintainence work activities including replacement of water and sewer lines. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Recreation

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 and horse shoes. 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.

Facilities

The Mountain View Group Shelter, overlooking Hyatt Lake and Mt. McLoughlin, accommodates up to 120 people, and is day-use only. It has a large fireplace. The reservation of this site does not include any associated campsites. The 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. The main Hyatt Lake Campground has 56 sites and 2 boat ramps with dock facilities. Hyatt Lake Campground campsites are available by reservation only.

Natural Features

Hyatt Lake is located 20 miles east of Ashland in Oregon's beautiful Cascade Mountains. At 5,200 feet in elevation, Hyatt Lake offers a cool respite from the summer heat and also serves as a gateway for winter recreation enthusiasts. Hyatt Lake is located inside the boundary of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The Monument was established by presidential proclamation of President William J. Clinton on June 9, 2000 in recognition of its remarkable ecology and to protect a diverse range of biological, geological, aquatic, archaeological, and historic objects.

Nearby Attractions

Adjacent to the Hyatt Lake Recreation Area is public shoreline and adjacent lands. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail intersects the campground and Little Hyatt Lake is within 6 miles of location.

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