Hart-Tish Park At Applegate Lake

Hart-Tish Park At Applegate Lake

The Hart-Tish Park At Applegate Lake location is in Jacksonville, Oregon
97530. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Hart-Tish Park At Applegate Lake facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

15111 Upper Applegate Road


Phone number


Campground information Jacksonville, Oregon


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 Campground sits on the shores of Applegate Lake, a popular recreation lake located north of the Red Buttes Wilderness Area. Visitors enjoy swimming, cycling, boating, canoeing, fishing and hiking the various trails near the lake.

Collins Mountain Trail, named for two brothers who mined in this vicinity during the 1850s and 60s, begins at the Hart-Tish Park picnic area. The trail crosses Upper Applegate Road and drops down to Grouse Creek, where it passes an abandoned miners’ cabin and several mine adits, as well as an an inactive Bigfoot trap. Leaving Grouse Creek, the trail climbs steeply for one mile to the ridge top, gaining 1,000 foot elevation, and begins a long traverse of the western slope of Collins Mountain.

Panoramic views of Applegate Lake and the Siskiyou Crest are seen at several locations along the trail.

The inactive Bigfoot trap, found at the beginning of the trail, was built in 1974 by the North American Wildlife Research Team. The trap was inspired by a miner who lived near the Applegate River who claimed to have found 18-inch-long, human-like tracks in his garden. The organization operated the trap, keeping it baited with carcasses for six years, but caught only bears. Currently the Forest Service keeps an eye on the trap, but otherwise does not maintain it.


Hart-Tish Campground has seven traditional tent campsites and eight lakeside RV parking spots. All tent campsites are a short walk in of approximately 75 yards, with carts provided for transporting gear. The RV sites are a sectioned-off portion of the day-area use parking.
The RV sites back-up directly to the lake shoreline. It’s a beautiful setting, but there may be day-use car traffic in close proximity to the boat launch area. RV campers are allocated two parking spots to help accommodate slide-outs and extra gear.
Drinking water and flush toilets are available, as well as an on-site General Store.
Kayak and Paddle Board rentals are available at $30 for 3-hrs or $45 all-day.
This is also a boat ramp offered.
Please note, there is a two-night minimum when you desire to reserve a Friday or Saturday night.
Please Note: There is NO INTERNET service at the Lake. We realize the error listed in campsite description, we are working on fixing that.

Natural Features

The unique character of the landscapes comprising the area has led to the designation of over 340,000 acres of the forest as wilderness, and over 200 miles of streams as National Wild and Scenic Rivers.

The forest itself is composed of two distinct geological provinces, the Cascade Range and the Siskiyou Mountains. The Cascade Range is dominated by snow-capped volcanic peaks like the 9,495-foot Mt. McLoughlin, located within the Sky Lakes Wilderness.

The Siskiyou area embodies the most complex and treasured plant communities in the Pacific Northwest. World-class wild rivers, biological diversity, remarkable fisheries and complex watersheds all define the Siskiyou.

Diverse landscapes provide habitat for a wide range of wildlife, from spotted owls and bull elk to salamanders and sandhill cranes.

Nearby Attractions

The nearby Rogue River National Recreation Trail, stretching 40 miles between Grave Creek and Big Bend, offers some of southwestern Oregon’s most scenic landscapes and rewarding hiking experiences. This hiking-only trail follows the north bank of the Rogue River as it winds its way toward the Pacific Ocean.

Visitors enjoy Crater Lake National Park and learning about its unique natural and cultural history. At 1,943 feet deep, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and one of the ten deepest lakes in the world.

Frequently Asked Questions About 15111 Upper Applegate Road Jacksonville, OR

How do I make a reservation with Hart-Tish Park At Applegate Lake?

To make reservations at Hart-Tish Park At Applegate Lake, you can call the office at 5418999220.

Please see the recreation.gov rules & regulation policies. These policies are system-wide, and not specific to each facility. We are NOT staffed to handle or manage cancellations and/or changes via telephone. Please do not call or leave any messages for these issues. Please NOTE: In Southern Oregon, we unfortunately get difficult conditions due to forest fire smoke. The USFS has the difficult decisions as to whether to temporarily close these facilities, or for them to remain open. If the facilities are closed, refunds will be honored. If the facilities remain open, the sites will be maintained, and reservations will be honored. If you have any specific questions regarding cancellations/changes or mofications to your existing reservation, it will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please email us at applegatelake@gmail.com. 

Where is Hart-Tish Park At Applegate Lake located?

The Hart-Tish Park At Applegate Lake is located at 15111 Upper Applegate Road in Jacksonville,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Hart-Tish Park At Applegate Lake have tent or RV camping?

Hart-Tish Park At Applegate Lake offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 5418999220 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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