Champion Lakes is an undiscovered gem for those that truly appreciate a more rustic experience. It is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts with its chain of picturesque small lakes and mature forest. This park offers an all-inclusive recreational package to visitors including fishing, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking and swimming.
Two of the three lakes in the chain are ideal for canoes, kayaks and car top boats – no propellers are allowed. The lakes are stocked with Rainbow Trout which makes fishing one of the main attractions. You can also enjoy a small, tranquil paddle through the marshy shallow areas covered in pond lilies featured in both the 2nd and 3rd lakes.
There are 6.5 km (4 mi) of walking / mountain biking trails linking the lakes together. The winter cross-country trails and deactivated logging roads adjacent to the park make for great mountain biking. The Champion 3rd lake with its two dayuse areas is known for warm water and is popular with local communities of the Lower Columbia. Nearby Champion Lakes Golf & Country Club is a challenging, fun 9-hole course with a great restaurant.
The campsites are large, flat, with or without shade and well spread out. Fresh mountain water suitable for drinking is available at water stands throughout the park.
Park Reservations: DiscoverCamping