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The Viewpoint Trail begins just south of Latgawa Cove Campground on the Payette Trail #970. This short 0.2 mile trail offers panoramic views of Applegate Lake and the surrounding mountains. To access the trail, follow the Payette Trail south from the French Gulch Trailhead for 0.7 miles to Latgawa Cove Campground. From this campground, continue south on the Payette Trail for another 0.2 miles. The trail begins at the junction with the Calsh Trail.

Directions: From Ruch: Travel south on County Road 859 eighth miles past the Star Ranger Station Applegate Dam and the Squaw Lake turnoff. Turn left, crossing the dam, and continue 1 mile to the French Gulch campground. From here, follow the Payette Trail #970 to the Viewpoint Trail, just south of the Latgawa Cove Campground. Facilities at the French Gulch Campground available at the campground include restrooms, drinking water, and overnight camping ($8/night charge Labor day through Memorial Day, $4 per additional night. No charge ³off season².)

Seasonal Access: Normally Accessible: Year-round

Facility Type: Trail

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