THE LENA LAKE CAMPGROUND
Directions to Lena Lake Campground Trailhead: Follow US Hwy. 101 fourteen miles north of Hoodsport. Turn left onto FS Rd. # 25 and continue for 8 miles to the Len Lake Trailhead. There is plenty of parking space on either side of the road. Lena Lake Campground is maintained by the US Forest Service out of the Hood Canal Ranger District, Hood Canal Office.
The Trail to Lena Lake is a National Recreation Trail and receives heavy use during the summer months. The trail is well maintained and has a moderate grade with long switch backs. Please stay on the trail to minimize destruction of vegetation. The 3.2 mile trail rises to an elevation of 1,800 feet through lovely woods of maples, across a boulder strewn stream bed and up into second and first old growth forest. Lena Lake Campground was originally a Boyscout Camp in the early part of the 1900's and there is a memorial plaque located near the beginning of the campground.
Lena Lake Campground has a reported 28 campsites spread around the lake shore on either side of Lena Creek toward the far end of lovely 55 acre Lake Lena. Due to forest fire damage in 2006 & 1999 the campsites on the hillside at the far side of Lena Lake have suffered some changes. Many huge trees have fallen trees altering the landscape. We were able to locate 24 sites in total, and only 5 of these had numbers posted. So, after inquiring of the forest service, we have attached a number system to the campsites taking that information into consideration.
Most of the campsites are spacious, many have unique qualities, a sense of privacy, and are surrounded by big old evergreens. The tree roots here are amazing. Perhaps after so many years of being walked on and made bare they look like veins coming from the trees into the earth. There are fire rings, tables and a composting toilet. Bring your own drinking water.
Lena Lake Campground is also the trailhead for the popular Upper Lena Lake Trail #811 and The Brothers Trail #821.