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  • Campsite availability is on a first come first served basis only - reservations are not accepted.
  • Camping is allowed only in the two established campgrounds – River Marsh Campground and Upper Lake Campground and is restricted to 16 consecutive days within any 30-day period. 
  • Dispersed or backcountry camping in Refuge wilderness areas, along roadsides, or areas outside of the established campgrounds is not permitted.
  • Upper Lake Campground has potable spring water. 
  • Both campgrounds provide vault toilets.  Please do not discard trash into the toilets. 
  • Fees for camping are: $7 per site per night; $5 per site per night with a Federal Interagency Annual, Senior, Access, or Volunteer pass; $4 for extra vehicle per site per night.
  • Large campers and RVs are not recommended due to rough roads and jagged rocks in the roadbed causing flat tires.
  • RVs and large camp trailers cannot be accommodated in the Upper Lake campground due to limited and confined space for vehicles to turn around.
  • Larger vehicles are encouraged to utilize the River Marsh Campground at Lower Red Rock Lake.
  • All bear attractants, including but not limited to food and garbage, must be stored acceptably in bear-proof storage at night (unless in immediate use) and during the day if unattended.  Please use the bear storage boxes present in the campgrounds or store food in a locked vehicle.
  • Leave no trace.  Pack out all trash generated during your stay.  There are no trash removal services at the Refuge.

Learn more about camping opportunities in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Related Documents
Red Rock Lakes NWR Hunt, Fish & Public Use Regulations

Hunt, Fish & Public Use Regulations with Map for Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge