In the woods is perpetual youth.


With us or on your own

Trappers Lake Lodge offers several accommodation options. If you want to backpack it into the wilderness, you need to obtain a backcountry permit before heading off. Trappers Lake Lodge can also have a camp set-up and ready for your use in the wilderness. Trappers Lake Lodge can transport you by horse up to the Flat Tops plateau if your preference is to get on top quickly and not carry gear. Give us a call to make arrangements or if it’s a last-minute thing just make arrangements with us at the lodge upon your arrival in the area.

Trappers Lake Lodge does not manage the Trappers Lake campgrounds. The campgrounds are run by the concession White River Recreation. Most campsites are first come first serve. However, Sheppard’s Rim and Horse Thief have a few campsites that require reservations.  Please go to to make reservations for these two campgrounds. The other campgrounds include Trapline, Cutthroat and Bucks.  These campgrounds almost never fill to capacity so you are likely to find a spot just about any time. The best sites are generally at the end of each loop. The campgrounds have water and vault toilets but no shower facilities.  You may purchase showers at the Lodge.  The Himes Peak campground is located 4 miles southeast of Trappers Lake Lodge directly off Trappers Lake Road. You will pass it on the way up. Himes Peak campground does not have water.

Sorry, camping is not permitted within ¼ mile of Trappers Lake. The lake sits within Wilderness boundaries where camping next to a water source is not permitted.

Services for Campers and Backpackers

If you are feeling grimy, pay us a visit at Trappers Lake Lodge.  Trappers offers showers for campers as well as a washer and dryer for a small fee.  The lodge also has a public restaurant and bar that serves from 7:30am to 7:30pm.  We are open to all for breakfast, lunch and dinner if you want to give your propane stove a break. Anything you may have forgotten or run out of is likely for sale at the lodge store.