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Overnight Camping
Ruth Lake is surrounded by seven picturesque campgrounds, providing its visitors with a variety of amenities. Below is a short list of facilities and a link to each campground’s map. (Mad River, Fir Cove and Bailey Canyon are USFS campgrounds. Please visit the USFS website for information about these campgrounds.)

Ruth Rec Campground View Map

  • 96 sites; year round lake access
  • Boat launch ramp
  • Courtesy dock
  • Kayak / canoe rentals
  • Coin operated showers, flush toilets
  • Family oriented
  • Camp store

Hobart Creek View Map

  • 23 sites; upper end of lake
  • Coin operated showers, flush toilets

Barlow Group Camp View Map

  • Showers and flush toilets
  • Full kitchen available
  • Great for family reunions, weddings, large groups

Boy Scout Cove View Map

  • 20 sites; lake access
  • Primitive; pit toilets

Day Use
Old Ruth, Sheriff’s Cove and Blue Slide are the Lake’s Day Use areas - open from 8am to 8pm. These picnic sites are perfect for a day’s simple getaway or an early morning fishing trip. And all offer easy access to Ruth Lake!

Sheriff’s Cove

  • Day use/picnic area
  • Public dock
  • Pit privacy

Old Ruth

  • Day use/picnic area
  • Group BBQ site
  • Public dock
  • Pit privy
  • Launch ramp for local boats

Boat Inspections
for Quagga and Zebra Mussels
Campground staff are available to provide inspections (required).
- What You Need to Launch Your Boat in Ruth Lake
- Stop Potential Damage to Ruth Lake caused by these mussels