Summit Lake Campground is located 12 miles south of Manzanita Lake and 17.5 miles north of the Southwest Entrance. The campground contains a north section and a south section. Both have access to Summit Lake and are connected via a short trail along the east shore. Swimming is generally better from the north shore; the south shore is more grassy. South Summit Lake Campground cannot accommodate RVs or trailers (except small tent trailers).
The corral is located across the park highway from the North Summit Lake Campground. The facility has two metal stock corrals with water troughs and water is furnished for the horses. There is no potable water so campers must bring their own water or go into the Summit Lake Campground to obtain drinking water. There are two campsites with tables, fire rings and bear lockers available. There is a vault toilet available near the site for the corral users. There is a limit of 8 animals, 10 people, and 6 licensed vehicles. Make a reservation for the Summit Lake Stock Corral or learn more about stock corrals in the park.
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About the Project
In 2019 numerous hazard trees were removed from Summit Lake Campground to improve safety, reduce wildfire danger, and improve overall forest health. In 2020, park staff and American Conservation Experience (ACE) crews planted about 125 pounds of seed and 4,000 plants in restoration areas in both the North and South sections of Summit Lake Campground. Over the past 80 years, the creation of social trails, campsite widening, and reduced forest health have transformed Summit Lake Campground into a barren, parking lot like camping experience. This project was funded through your fee dollars to improve the camping experience at this popular campground.
Last updated: July 6, 2021