Ah, a campground in a wooded forest on a lake. Does it get much better? There’s good reason why Olive Lake is such a popular campground. You can swim, fish, hike, boat, and lounge in whatever order you like. 28 sites make this one of the bigger campgrounds in the area, which also means you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a spot to pitch a tent or land your RV. Summer is the busiest time, when the weather is hot and the water is refreshingly cool, but you can camp here through late Fall. After that, you might run the risk of a snowy campground and frozen lake. So if you do plan on visiting during the off-season, be sure to check for closures. Check website for closures. Tip: Keep an eye out for a nesting pair of Osprey, which return to the lake annually just like so many campers.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
30 sites
Up to guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Olive Lake Campground.

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Jeremiah M.
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July 5th, 2018

Haven't been to Olive Lake in years, but have many fond childhood, adolescent and young adult memories at this lake. It's a little ways up (elevation-wise, that is), so the air is a little thinner. Prepare for this and give yourself a day or two before you start exploring too far from camp. There is a great several-mile hike to the "upper lake" (not sure if it has a name, that's just what we always called it; and, it's not nearly as much of a lake as it once was--more like a high mountain wetlands with a brook trout filled stream meandering through it. Pursuing crayfish can be very lucrative, as can the Kokanee fishing. Over the Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day weekends, Sumpter offers a HUGE flea market about 45 mins away.

Hipcamper Debbie  T.
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August 22nd, 2018
Hipcamper Jamie K.
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October 30th, 2018
Umatilla National Forest
United States
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44.851° N, 118.597° W
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