Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Big Lava
Operator
USDA Forest Service
Access
Drive In
Boat In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Big Lava is located in Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests & Crooked River National Grassland in Oregon
Latitude
43.9136 N
Longitude
-121.7673 W
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7 Reviews of Big Lava
Great dry site

Great big cg on big lava with two loops and plenty of walk in sites

Lava Lake!!

What a wonderful place! My family and I had a absolute blast! Friendly staff, and Beautiful scenery. I fished on big Lava lake and caught a nice looking trout. Will Definitely come back and camp here again…we also saw some deer walking by are camp site.

Gorgeous! Nice spaces and amazing hosts

We have a 45ft 5th wheel and it fit here, was a little tight but it works. Very pretty area, the lake had great fishing, you can rent boats here as well. We loved the wooded sites and we even had some deer napping outside our camper after dinner. Amazing campsite hosts as well, their store has everything from fishing gear to wine to breakfast food and souvenirs, also a skate boarding frenchie! Highly recommend!

First to Review
Nice forestservice campground on paved road

It is a nice campground with reserved and 1st come come sites. The pit toilets are non smelly, a lodge across the road with some supplies and boat rentals. Lake is right next to campground. Has excellent trout fishing. You can kayak on big lava but little lava, about a mile away, is better . There are some camp sites at little lava and a rv park at the resort. We are still talking rustic sites just with hookups. Campground will hold big rigs (our new motorhome is 36ft). Nice trees sites and level parking. Opens some time when snow clears , usually in June.

Great high mountain lake

Great campground. We’ve been going there for decades. It is a high mountain lake, so days can get decently warm in summer (mId 80s), but also near freezing at night. The little resort store/marina is great, you can buy a few food items, rent a boat or paddle board, or pay for access to a shower. The campground itself is a dirt campground with vault (pit) toilets and water spigots between every few sites. There‘s awesome trout fishing and mountain bike trails. The lake is a “slow lake” so no inner tubes or wake boarding, which makes it a peaceful getaway.

First to Review
The view!

Great view of Mt. Bachelor, long docks to walk and deer roaming.

First to Review
Great experience!

They have everything you need within walking distance. It's a quiet place tucked away between two lakes! It looked like some had trouble lugging their boats through the narrow roads, but seemed to make it.

Bring mosquito repellent this time of year!!