Flapjack Lakes Trail

Flapjack Lakes Camp
Flapjack Lakes Camp

NPS Pablo McLoud

Notices
Description
Trail Conditions
Camping Information
Special Concerns
Safety

General Location: 16 miles northwest of Hoodsport, WA in Staircase area.
Trailhead: Staircase Trailhead

 

Notices

Camping permits are limited year round. Learn how to obtain a Wilderness Permit. Early reservations are recommended for trips between May 1 and September 30.

 

Description

  • Ecosystem type: Montane forest, subalpine lake basin
  • Trail tread types: Well-maintained
  • General elevation trend: Moderate
  • River crossings: None
  • Unique features: Flapjack Lakes lay side by side just below tree line at the base of the Sawtooth Range. Wildflowers.
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance: 7.5 miles
  • Elevation change: 785 feet to 3,900 feet
  • Best Season: Late June through September
 

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Camping Information

  • Food Storage Method: Community bear wires are available at Flapjack Lakes. When camping above Flapjack Lakes and in the Black & White Lakes area, bear canisters are strongly recommended due to lack of good trees for hanging food.
  • Campsite Locations: Flapjack lakes
  • Toilet Facilities: There are vault toilets at Flapjack Lakes. Please do not urinate in the vaults as they have to be flown out each year. Urinate on rocks or bare ground to keep deer from pulling up vegetation. In other areas, bury waste 6-8" deep and 200 feet from campsites and water sources. Pack out your toilet paper.
  • Water Source: Flapjack Lakes and various streams below. Always boil, filter, or chemically treat your drinking water to prevent Giardia.
  • Stock: Stock are prohibited on Flapjack Lakes Trail.
 

Special Concerns

  • Leave No Trace: Practice Leave No Trace guidelines during your stay to protect vegetation and other park resources. Camp in designated sites only at Flapjack Lakes.
  • Campfires: To protect sensitive vegetation, campfires are prohibited at Flapjack Lakes and other areas above 3,500 feet.
  • Respect Wildlife: To protect bears and other wildlife, all food, garbage, and scented items must be secured from all wildlife 24 hours a day.

 

Safety

Snow hazards may exist October through June. Check current conditions.
 
Flapjack Lakes
Flapjack Lakes

NPS Jim Patterson

 
Flapjack Lakes
Flapjack Lakes

NPS Pablo McLoud

Last updated: July 29, 2022

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600 E. Park Avenue
Port Angeles , WA 98362

Phone:

360 565-3130

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