Finding Badger Creek Lake


Badger Creek Lake
Badger Creek Lake

August 26, 2008: Finding Badger Creek Lake, located in the southeast corner of Hood River County, Oregon, and accessed off Highway 48 (White River snow park to Wamic) is not difficult. The lake is approximately 11.2 miles from the highway. Negotiating the access road is difficult without 4WD.

The first three miles is a narrow lane and paved but it gets much worse, as in dirt road with big rocks. Trailers and buses are prohibited. The road is rough… traveling on it gave me the hiccups.

The last mile is narrow and steep… pray you don’t meet a vehicle because someone will have to back up quite a ways.

The campground at the lake is a fee site ($10.00/day) and has at least two vault toilets. Some campers leave behind their trash so it is not pretty. We recommend not going there unless you enjoy primitive camping and picking up someone’s garbage. The lake is said to be good for fishing. High clearance vehicles recommended.


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