$12 - $22 / night

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Elk Lake Campground

4 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Willamette National Forest

This 17 site tent-only campground, located in the Willamette National Forest, adjacent to the Bull of the Woods and Opal Creek Wildernesses, is full of beauty in the summer. Wildflowers are a beautiful sight in the campground's meadows around July. Swim or paddle in the quiet waters of the…

Fee Info

Single Campsites - $12 per night Multiple Campsites - $22 per night Extra Vehicles - $6 per vehicle, per night

Reservation Info

No Reservations. First-come, first-serve only. Campsite must be occupied every night paid.

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites


For Campers

  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires


4 Reviews of Elk Lake Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Darren N.
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

Little slice of paradise!!

Great beautiful place to stay! Once we found it that is. The road getting there is terribly rough as well.

Month of VisitAugust
Gayle B.
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2020

Good lake access...

Our first time at Elk Lake Campground.  Firstly, until The Dyrt updates the listing, the description and the reviews here are for the Elk Lake Campground by Detroit, OR in the Willamette Nat'l Forest - NOT Elk Lake Campground in the Deschutes Nat'l Forest up past Mt. Bachelor.  So my review and…

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Month of VisitOctober
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2020

Beautiful - Very rustic

TENT CAMPING ONLY - there are about 17 sites.  We did an overnight stop here on our way to Bend.  It was full of beauty! Swim or paddle in the quiet waters of the non-motorized lake, go for a great hike with views of multiple Cascade peaks, or just kick back and relax in the campground. Pacific…

Month of VisitSeptember


Elk Lake Campground is located in Oregon


12.1 miles north of Detroit From Highway 22 at Detroit, Oregon, turn onto Breitenbush Road (FSR 46). Proceed 4.4 miles, turn left onto FS Road 4696. Proceed 0.8 miles, turn left on FS Road 4697. Follow FS Road 4697 for 4.5 miles and turn left at an unmarked junction (still FS Road 4697), continue 2.1 miles to a small spur road located at west end of Elk Lake (FS Road 390). The camping area is about 0.3 miles ahead. CAUTION: FS Road 4697 is not maintained for the last 4 miles into Elk Lake. Access by low-clearance vehicles and trailers not recommended as the road is rough and rocky.


44.821802536652285 N
122.12712670761363 W

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