Headquarters Campground sits on the northwest corner of 640-acre Medicine Lake. As the crow flies, Medicine Lake is 42 miles northeast of Weed and 10 miles southwest of Lava Beds National Monument. Those who make the circuitous drive to Medicine Lake are rewarded with enjoyable boating, fishing, and hiking. A forest of pines and firs surround the lake which is in the crater of a collapsed volcano. Headquarters Campground is the smallest of 4 campgrounds at Medicine Lake.
Headquarters Campground has 16 campsites best suited for tents, but small RVs and trailers are permitted. Unpaved campground roads generate dust, so campsites farthest from the road are best choices. Private property separates the campground from the lake. The best access to the lake is at the day-use area with a beach and boat ramp on the east end of the lake. Headquarters Campground has a 14 day limit.
General Camping Information
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood locally.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate