Hart-Tish Park at Applegate Lake

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Located in southwest Oregon in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Hart-Tish Park is surrounded by a variety of landscapes, boasting nearby volcanic peaks, rivers and old-growth forests. Hart-Tish Park offers several acres of beautifully groomed lawn sloping down to the shores of Applegate Lake. Visitors can spot the peaks of the majestic Red Buttes Wilderness while looking south over the lake.

Hart-tish offers day use areas for swimmers, and the convenience of a cement boat ramp for those looking to launch their boats! The Applegate Lake borders the campground making the view worth the drive. Hart-tish has eight tent sites set in shaded trees, all with their own campfire and BBQ pits. RV sites are located in front of the general store, and offer visitors a spectacular view of the lake. All of the campsites are dry camping (no water); however, there is a clean and modern restroom for your convenience. For a small day use fee, you can launch your boat at the cement dock and enjoy the beautiful Applegate Lake.

Trails around the lake provide hikers and mountain bikers room to roam. Kayak and stand up paddleboard (SUP) rentals are also available.

Hart-Tish park is one of the few Forest Service campgrounds with several acres of beautifully groomed lawn sloping down to the water’s edge. From Hart-Tish one can look south across the lake to the peaks of the majestic Red Buttes Wilderness. The boat ramp is usable until the lake drops below 1,928 feet (above sea level) or when the facility is closed for winter.

Nearby Hiking Opportunities: Applegate Lake trail system, including Da-ku-be-te-de TrailGrouse Loop Trail, and the Collings Mountain Trail.