Standard (Tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Lava Lake Campground

Lava Lake Campground is located along the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway within the heart of Central Oregon's Cascade Range.


Lava Lake Campground offers access to hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing and scenic driving.


This waterfront campground features 44 sites some of which are designated as tent-only while others provide space for small RV's and trailers.

Lava Lake Campground also has a day use area and boat ramp.

Natural Features

Lava Lake is located on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range at an elevation of 4,740 feet surrounded by mature pine forests with bull rushes and lava outcroppings lining its shores..

Nearby Attractions

Visitors can explore wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers, lakes and reservoirs and approximately 1,600 miles of trails within the Deschutes National Forest.

Lava Lands Visitor Center in nearby Bend, Oregon, and the unique geological landscape of Newberry National Volcanic Monument draw visitors to the region as well.

Visitors will also enjoy traveling the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway which climbs into the Cascades from Central Oregon's high desert valley over a 66-mile drive weaving through snow-capped peaks and alongside alpine lakes.

ADA Access: N

USDA Forest Service
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
No 30 amp Hookups
50 amp Hookups
Pull-Through Sites
Max Length: 40 ft.
Lava Lake Campground is located in Oregon
43.915 N
-121.7681 W
Get Directions
From Bend, travel 38.4 miles southwest on Cascade Lakes Hwy (46), then 1.0 miles east on Forest Road 4600 500.
11 Reviews of Lava Lake Campground

Excellent campground. Hosts were right outside when I pulled in and they told me of the 2 spots available for the night. Huge site, my site was pretty close the the next but again, huge area! There is as trail around the lake and trails to little lava lake from the CG too. Enjoyed!

Huge sites

Great spot! Gigantic camp sites with fire ting and vaults. No road noise, just birds and campers. Hosts are very friendly. Got a spot even though it said full…always drive they and look at the reserved placards for the dates!

Lava lake campground

Gorgeous lake. Amazing trail systems! Lodge is great with boat rentals as well. There are two campgrounds right next to each other- lava lake RV park and resort, and lava lake campground. Both have boat ramps. Then, little lava lake campground is a short walk/drive away. Some sites at lava lake are great, others are very open and not well secluded from each other…

Full rv hook ups

We’ve been coming here for 37 years. Nice big rv sites. Each site has plenty of trees for a little bit of privacy. The lake has never changed it is still beautiful and pristine. Beautiful views of the Mountains from the lake. The Little store has everything you need.

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.