If your reservation starts on Friday you must also include Saturday and check out on Sunday as the minimum of '2 NIGHTS' is required between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.

(Follow this weekend rule or your credit card will be charged for the required number of nights)

If your reservation starts on Saturday you must also include Sunday and check out on Monday as the minimum of '2 NIGHTS' is required between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend.

(Follow this weekend rule or your credit card will be charged for the required number of nights)


You can only book a campsite 7 days or more in advance from the day if you are making the reservation using the online system. If you want to make a reservation less than 7 days in advance you must call the office and we would be happy to book a reservation over the phone for you. Please have payment information ready at the time you call. All reservations must be paid for before the booking can be complete. 


Electrical hookup fees apply if you occupy the campsite even if you choose not to use the electricity. Extension cords must be in good condition, 25 feet or less and fit properly into the outlet. Extension cords may only be used in the reserved campsite and may not extend outside of the reserved campsite. Cords may not run from one campsite to another at any time.


Multiple units may occupy camping areas designated by the 'GROUP CAMPING' sign which also includes the 2 Downstream cabins.  Each unit must pay the camping fee. A campsite is defined by one fire ring and table. Ultimately the person who made the reservation is responsible for payment of the additional camper fee.


A camping unit is a powered vehicle, motor home, camping bus, pull-type camper, tent or any other device designed for sleeping.


Any portion of a 24-hour period beginning at 2PM that a camper occupies a campsite is considered one night. The camper must vacate the campsite on the last camping day by 1PM. (both reserved campers and "first come-first served" campers) No campsite may be occupied for more than 14 consecutive days out of 30 consecutive days.


Pets must be on a leash at all times whether at a campsite or out for a walk. Pets (except service animals) are not allowed on the public swimming beach, playground or in any public lake recreation building (including vault toilets and comfort stations). Owners must clean up after their pets.


Do not build large roaring fires and be sure your campfire is "DEAD OUT “before turning in for the night or departing. Do not dispose of trash in fire ring.


By order of the Bureau of Reclamation fireworks are no longer allowed on any of the federal property at the Heart Butte Reservoir also known as Lake Tschida. This includes all public campsite areas, public beaches, playgrounds, watercraft launching areas, the lake itself and all owners (leased permittees) of private cabins and trailers. Fireworks Special Use Permits may be obtained through Tri-Cities JJDA and the Bureau of Reclamation through an application process. Only entities (not individuals) that can provide proof of organization and adequate insurance coverage (to be determined by Tri-Cities JJDA and Bureau of Reclamation) may apply for this Fireworks Special Use Permit. There is a $200.00 non-refundable fee that is due at the time any entity submits an application. Entities can request this application by contacting the Lake Tschida Office. Applications must be submitted at least 60 days in advance to be considered.