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White Wolf Campground
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

This is a first come, first serve campground with 74 campsites. The cost is $14.00 per night for a campsite and up to 6 people can camp on each site. The outer ring is against the forest and wildlife is often spotted near the campground and on the trails nearby. Only a few sites are suitable for RV's, so there is often a more 'hardy' type of campers than in the valley. There is a fire ring, a picnic table and a NEW BIG bear box for food storage on each site. There are flush toilets and running (potable) water available, but no showers and a creek runs along one side and the back of the campground for water to put out fires or the soak your feet in.

BE WARNED. READ and FOLLOW the posted rules about fires and food storage. They take protecting the wildlife (especially the bears) VERY SERIOUSLY up there and the tickets are high for violations. There is a campground host, so ask them if you have any questions.

The weather can be up to 30 degrees cooler at White Wolf than in the Valley, so enjoy the cool days and prepare for the cooler nights...it was around 40 degrees at night the first week of July!

We did not eat at the White Wolf Lodge, but several people we met had and seemed to like the food. There is ice and firewood available, for sale at the lodge store. You can also collect firewood...that is dead wood on the ground at the campground.

The local hikes to Luken's Lake and Harden Lake are bother well worth the time. We saw bears, deer, marmots, chipmunks and several species of birds and butterflies along the way...not the mention the amazing wild flowers! Luken's Lake is shady and was full of dragonflies Harden Lake had great boulders to hop on and a deep end for swimming....warm water compared to the other lakes and creeks in the area.

Hope you have a great trip!

Room Tip: Inner ring close to bathrooms and outer ring close to woods/wildlife.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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14  Thank rblbab
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Reviewed July 24, 2010

This was our second year staying at White Wolf Campground. We love it! Had reservations at Hodgdon Meadows last year and Crane Flat Campground this year and canceled both to stay at White Wolf instead. The other campgrounds are very open, very sloped and not very private. The outer ring at White Wolf is woodsy, private and has the kind of "in the woods" feeling we like in a campground.

There are flush toilets, but no showers. I use a sun shower at the campsite. Since it's pretty private you feel very comfortable showering and then dressing in your tent. The only water is at the restrooms so bring a big water carrier (5 gallon or more) or you feel like you are constantly hauling water back to your campsite.

Love the lodge. We had chicken fajitas on our last night with pumpkin cheesecake for dessert and it was absolutely delicious! There is also a small convenience store at the lodge to buy wood, cheap beer ($1 for most), small food items, wood and some essentials.

There are two beautiful hiking trails that start at White Wolf. They are the Harden Lake and Lukens Lake trails. Both are great. Lukens is a little more picturesque with wildflowers along the way. Harden Lake follows the river for a while which is nice and we saw a bear adjacent to the trail just hanging out which was awesome! There are also big granite rocks to climb on right in the campground and a beautiful river. My boys climbed for hours and then cooled off in the river. Very convenient!

Bring bug spray. Lots of mosquitoes this year!

Pros: Woodsy outer ring, flush toilets, great hikes, fun rocks, cool river, good ranger programs (don't miss the starry night one), quiet, store, restaurant

Cons: Far from valley, no shower, water only at restrooms,

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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14  Thank wsissel
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Reviewed September 8, 2012
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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