Camping - Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
- 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.
- Upper Lake Campground has potable spring water.
- Both campgrounds provide vault toilets. Please do not discard trash into the toilets.
- Camping is not allowed in any other areas of the Refuge, to include dispersed/backcountry camping in Refuge wilderness areas.
- Campsite availability is on a first come first served basis only - reservations are not accepted.
- 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.
- Camping along roadsides or outside of campgrounds is prohibited.
- 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.