Trinity Lake Camping at Boat-in Campgrounds
Trinity Lake camping isn't limited to car camping. Four boat-in campgrounds are found at Trinity Lake. At all four, campers will need to supply their own water. Vault toilets and sometimes picnic tables are provided. There are no fees or reservations required.
- Mariners Roost Boat-in Campground is on the Stuart Fork Arm on the east side of the Mule Creek Cove. Seven campsites are found there. The nearest boat launch ramps are at Minersville or Fairview.
- Captain's Point Boat-In Campground is on the west shore of the Trinity River Arm, 5 miles north of the dam. Three campsites are found there. The nearest boat launch ramp is at Fairview.
- Ridgeville Boat-in Campground is on the Stuart Fork Arm on the east point of Mule Creek Cove. Twenty-one campsites are found there. The nearest boat launch ramp is at Minersville.
- Ridgeville Island Boat-in Campground is near Ridgeville and mariners Roost. Three campsites are found there. The nearest boat launch ramp is at Minersville.
Trinity Lake Camping
The west shore of Trinity Lake has a wonderful assortment of campgrounds with a variety of amenities. Their proximity to the recreation opportunities in Trinity Lake and the nearby Trinity Alps makes Trinity Lake camping a great choice for a lakeside vacation.
For groups seeking Trinity Lake camping, there are two designated Group Camps - Stoney Creek and Fawn. Most campers prefer the latter site. Some campgrounds have group sites which are more like extra-large campsites accommodating up to 12 people.
Bridge Camp Campground has some facilities for horses, including a corral.
Recreation around Trinity Lake and Lewiston Lake
Trinity Lake Camping gives visitors access to all kinds of adventures both in the lake and in the surrounding forests.
Mountain Biking is popular along the Bowerman Ridge Road which offers great views of the lake and surrounding peaks. Access Bowerman Ridge Road via Forest Road 35N24 off Guy Covington Drive, off Highway 3.
Fishing at Trinity Lake is good for small and largemouth bass, Kokanee salmon, rainbow and brown trout, and catfish. In nearby Lewiston Lake anglers focus on Kokanee salmon and rainbow, brown, and brook trout.
Hiking opportunities can be found around both Trinity Lake and Lewiston Lake. The Trinity Lakeshore Trail follows the west shore of the lake for 4 miles from Clark Springs Campground to Pinewood Cove. Trail of the Trees is a short interpretive trail in the Tannery Gulch Campground area. Lewiston Lakeshore Trails are actually 3 sections of trail on the western shore of the lake. A 2-mile segment runs from Ackerman Campground to near the Pine Cove Boat Ramp. The short Baker Gulch segment connects Copper Gulch Campground to Baker Gulch. The 1-mile South Lakeshore Trail is a mile north of Mary Smith Campground and connects to the Baker Gulch trail.