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Has always been one of my favorite mountain lakes, but If your looking for recreational fun, pass. Howard Prairie is ran by Jackson county parks and rec but managed by the feds. They drain the lake for irrigation of lower fields and lakes. This causes muddy shores and sad views. No complaints with the campsites - they are spacious and depending on the time can be semi private.

Perfect spot to camp!

Multiple bathrooms, clean spaces with plenty of space, a shower, beautiful lake, and cell phone service! Went over the weekend and they have free live music at the lodge! Family and pet friendly really doesn’t get any better than this for $25 a night.

Beautiful

Beautiful campground. Amazing weather. Smells like green. Kind host. Very clean water. Dog friendly.

Camp 28

Beautiful view of the lake and not overcrowded! We were in camp 28, a walk-in site. Plenty of hiking trails in walking distance, the lake was warm enough to swim in. Lots of chipmunks, please don’t leave food out. Very friendly camp host. Also saw a few pelicans. The worst part was the mosquitos that attacked us! Apparently they’re only there for 3-4 weeks and we were right in the middle of it.

Woodsy riverbank near Hwy395

We stayed here at the recommendation of a friend—2 nights. Very clean bathrooms and unlimited showers. We stayed in a tenting site, with our mini Meerkat trailer, off the grid. Lots of bold chipmunks. Near the junction to go to Crater Lake, which we did as a day trip, about 45 minutes each way. Small grocery store in nearby Chiloquin. The campground is near the highway, and you can hear traffic occasionally, but there are a number of hiking trails (easy) and you can get down to the cold, clear river.

Awesome spot!

Great for group camping. Lake is great for water sports, trails all around the lake. There was a beer festival and live music on the weekend we camped at the pavilion.

Great spacious campground

Camping spot are pretty spread out which was really nice!

Beautiful campground

Small, quiet campground a little off the beaten track, so it’s rarely full. The campsites are spaced far apart, and there’s a nice creek that runs alongside the campground. Good access to all sorts of outdoor activities!

Recommend Highly 👍🏼

Great place to camp. Nice shower facilities and a friendly staff at their store. Stayed there last July and going back up this August.

Lake is decent

Lake is decent when it’s not dried up, fishing is fun for recreation but not the best place to catch great fish. Campgrounds are decent with restrooms on site and hookups, nearby is a water park with slides which is fun for the kids but is only open during the warmer months.

Passing through

Stayed here off season in the fall passing through the area. Beautiful but gets pretty chilly at night. Only stayed here for sleeping but campground was pretty empty. Nice free camping.

Great park for families

Great park not too far off the highway, only complaint is that the sites are slightly too close together. The staff are very nice and the bathrooms are very clean.

Woke up to deer in my camp

Only $10 a day with spacious camps sites, water, bathrooms, and peace.

Great for horses

A fun little campground that is located right off Dead Indian memorial road. There are a few wooden stalls for horses and campgrounds are first come first served. Picture is from a nearby lookout we hiked to. Beautiful trails in the area.

Very fun

A very fun campground that only seems to be busy around the summer months. Bathrooms are nice and campsites include a fire pit and picnic bench. People seemed to be very friendly and social. Nearby is the logging museum which is free to the public and open regular hours.

Close to Crater Lake

Free camping after April 30th. Permits are required otherwise. It's a big open parking lot with two fire pit areas and the snow hut with a wood stove in there. You can also go down to the lower lot area, which is a pretty steep and bumpy road maybe 100 yards long. Below there are a few other camp sites close to the river. Wouldn't take an RV down there even though there is space to turn around.

This is as close to the NP as you can get without being in a formal campground, which aren't open until summer season.

Our first night there were 4 other groups camping and our second night we were the only ones.

Right on the Williamson River

Right on the Williamson River, this campground is beautiful. The owners are very nice and accommodating. It has full hookups and a nice grass areas for tents. The bathrooms/showers were recently remodeled and very nice and clean. The river is great for fishing, and in the late summer you can catch crawdads for a delicious crawdad boil. In the office they have outdoor games such as corn hole and ladder ball you can use. Reservations are a must! It fills up quick in the summer.

Cute little campground

I’ve stayed here a couple times, each time there has only be one or two other campers. Outhouses are kept very clean. We even had a forest service person stop by and provide us with a bucket to put out our campfire. The campground sits on the outside of an open meadow with a creek that runs through. We fished the creek, but was unsuccessful. In late spring you can appreciate the wild irises that bloom. There is a train track that runs though twice a day on the others side of the meadow, but it’s just a low rumble. There are some great places the to check out not far from the campground if you want to explore.

Great for bird watching

Came across this little campground a couple years ago. The lake is beautiful, but it gets taken over with lily pads and weeds making it difficult to fish unless you have a boat. Great place for bird watching. Beware of Rattlesnake!

Nice free site

Good ATT coverage and a nice spot right on the lake

Great views of Lake... thats about it

4-5 pull thru sites. Pretty close together so the fire pit is a foot away from my slide out. There are some back in sites on the edges of the camp. Didn’t eat at the restaurant. Kayaks and paddle boats to rent. Staff are nice but hard to find at times. Bathrooms are clean but very rustic. Paid about $50 in April for full hookups- no cable, but has slow wifi.

KOA-WESOME

Great campground tucked in the middle of town, conveniently close to pretty much anything you could possibly need.

Beautiful and great fishing

We spent Memorial Day 2018 at this reservoir and it was gorgeous. It’s dry camping, but there are a couple outhouses provided. The area where we were camped did not have an outhouse, despite having campsites. This is why I only gave it 4 stars. If there are campsites, why no outhouse? If you don’t have a trailer with a bathroom, you have to go to another area to use the outhouse. Other than that, the area is beautiful. I loved to watch the pelicans, and the fishing was great. There were people who had camped at a different nearby reservoir who came to Holbrook to fish. The fishing was really good and both of my kids caught their first fish during this trip.

WHAT a beautiful place!

Took the kids camping here for the first time tent camping and we had a blast. Albeit a bit dusty and rustic, we couldn’t believe how beautiful the lake view was from atop the trailheads and how spectacular the views of the pinnacle rocks were on drive down towards the lake. The campground is clean, well kept and there is bear proof boxes to keep them hybrids of your things which was reassuring and helpful. We will definitely be returning.

Great Campground

Great campground with spectacular views of Fourmile Lake and Mt. Mcgloughlin. Most of the campsites are quite roomy, some are private, and some are open. The camp host is very helpful and friendly.

Home for 10 days

This place is great! The bathrooms are immaculate, the firepits and trashcans are regularly emptied. The lake is beautiful and refreshing with a very nice paved path to walk around completely. There is a healthy day use parking lot and plenty of fishing spots with a very nice fish cleaning station.

Most Affordable NPS Campground Ever!

It was only $5 a night to stay here! Granted there was no running water and the only toilets were plastic portable ones but to camp in the incredible Crater Lake National Park that felt like a steal! Lost Creek is tent camping only and there are no fires allowed. There's only a handful of sites that were almost full by later afternoon. The sites are separated by low brush that doesn't provide too much privacy but also keeps the campground from feeling crowded. It's a quiet campground about 3 miles from the Rim Road. Another 4 miles down the road is are the Pinnacles, super cool formations left behind when the volcano erupted 7,700 years ago.

I visited mid-September and it was very chilly in the evening and early morning when the sun was behind the mountains. I woke up to a solid layer of frost and ice in all my water. There is water available throughout the park but campers are encouraged to bring their own form outside Crater Lake so as not to put pressure on the watershed.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND taking one of the ranger led sunset hikes up Watchman Peak. Or, if learning about history and nature along the way isn't your thing, walking up to the peak alone.

Great Campground

Great campground at the center of the monument.  Really close to the visitor’s center and the entrances to some of the more popular lava tubes.  Only downside is that it is first come first serve, so get there early!

Hidden Gem

This is a wonderful out-the-way spot near Bray, a one house town that is more of a junkyard than town. Ignore it. A mile there are 6 lakeside spots which are perfect for small RVs or tents and 4 more “group” spots on the north side of the lake. Very peaceful and secluded on the shore of a small lily pad covered lake. There are 3-4 small docks but the boating is limited because of the lily pads. Great swimming and fishing though! There’s no water, sewer or electric hook-up so you RV’rs will be boondocking. the Outhouses were the cleanest I’ve ever seen and there are dumpsters and recycle bins.

Mellow lakeside camp

A quiet family campground by an Oregon lake in southern Oregon, at about 4000 feet elevation that has fishing, water skiing, boating, hiking, biking and fantastic chocolate vanilla soft serve cones at the camp store. Close to Ashland, Oregon and the summer Shakespeare festival and Jacksonville, Oregon for the Britt Festival. A great relaxing RV camping spot, with electric, full hookups and hot showers.