Lost River Camping

Lost River State Park offers a quiet, secluded getaway for nature lovers. Campers can enjoy hiking, horseback riding, swimming, and more at this beloved state park.

Campground Seasons & Dates

Camping is open spring through fall, weather permitting.

Campsites may be reserved anytime online, by phone, or at the campground office.

Reservations may be made any night. There is a 14-night maximum stay.

Primitive Campsites

There are two primitive campsites accessible by hiking 1.5 miles on White Oak Trail to the top of Big Ridge Mountain. A public shelter, campfire ring, picnic table and latrines are on site. No potable water is available. Campsite 1 is horse friendly. Site rental is fee-based and includes firewood. Reservations are required.

A renovated ranger cabin on top of Big Ridge Mountain near the historic Lost River Fire Tower is available for overnight rentals. It is a pack-in, pack-out style camper cabin only accessible by hiking two miles on White Oak Trail to Miller’s Rock Trail. To see complete details, click “View Rates and Availability” and enter dates of interest. If “Primitive Outpost Cabin” is on the list, it is available for reservation; if it does not appear, the cabin has been reserved. It may be available on other dates.

Additional Campsites

Three campsites are available near the upper shelter No. 2 area of the park, close to the ball field. Sites include a fire ring, picnic table and use of the public shelter. Restrooms are located nearby, and showers are available during pool hours (seasonal). Parking is available in the ball field parking lot adjacent to the camping area. Site rental is fee-based and a reservation is required. The area can also be rented as a group camp area.

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Other Lost River State Park Accommodations

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