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Places to Camp near Crater Lake, OR

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Crater Lake, OR is a great camping destination for adventurers of all types. Crater Lake is an adventure-filled destination for those who love the outdoorsy camper lifestyle. But it's also great for those who prefer to spend time near the city, exploring and sightseeing. Get the dirt on all the best camping near Crater Lake. Browse campgrounds by amenities, site types, and more.

Best Camping Sites Near Crater Lake, OR (216)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Diamond Lake

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    Diamond Lake

    58 Reviews
    148 Photos
    440 Saves
    Diamond Lake, Oregon

    Overview

    Meandering along most of the east shore of the mile-high Diamond Lake, this large campground boasts spectacular views of both Mount Bailey and Mount Thielsen, and offers visitors abundant recreational opportunities.

    Recreation

    At an elevation of 5,183 feet, Diamond Lake provides outdoor enthusiasts with a multitude of recreational opportunities year-round. The area offers a scenic backdrop for swimmers braving its cold, refreshing waters, and anglers casting a lines from boat or shoreline. Rainbow trout thrive in the lake, as it is stocked annually with 300,000 fingerlings. Bicyclists will enjoy riding on the 11-miles of paved trail around the lake, while hikers can head out for the day on one of many trails leaving from the area. Interpretive programs are offered on Saturday evenings at the campground amphitheater.

    Facilities

    This large campground has 238 sites, including double and standard sites, able to accommodate tents, RVs and trailers; All sites are available by reservation only. Sites are equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings, grills, drinking water and flush toilets. Access to Diamond Lake is within walking distance, and boat ramps and fish cleaning stations are accessible to visitors. The gatehouse is staffed daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and campground hosts are on-site to answer questions.

    Natural Features

    Explosive geologic events have shaped the distinctive landscape on the 984,602-acre Umpqua National Forest, and the area provides spectacular scenery as well as an abundance of natural and cultural resources. The translation of the word, "Umpqua," meaning "thundering waters," defines the area. High mountain lakes, heart-stopping rapids, peaceful ponds and thundering waterfalls, including the 272-foot Watson Falls on the North Umpqua Highway, are available to visitors. Several designated wilderness areas provide opportunities undisturbed solitude. Encompassing 19,100 acres, Boulder Creek Wilderness is an incredible landscape, with dense old growth forests and steep terrain that tower above Boulder Creek. The most popular area in Boulder Creek is Pine Bench. This flat area overlooking Boulder Creek is home to a grove of old growth Ponderosa pines. Diverse ecosystems support a wide range of habitat for wildlife common to the area. From eagles and owls, to salamanders and salmon, these species, along with many others, depend on surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams, and diverse forests to live.

    Nearby Attractions

    Access to Diamond Lake is within walking distance, and boat ramps and fish cleaning stations are accessible to visitors. A nearby resort offers bicycle, boat and horse rentals as well as lodging, restaurants, a grocery store, laundry facilities and fuel. Trails for hiking and mountain biking are within 10 miles of the campground. Visitors may want to take some time to visit nearby Crater Lake National Park, the only national park in Oregon! The amazing Crater Lake area offers a glimpse into the volcanic history of the area. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), one of the world's premier National Scenic Trails, showcases some of North America's most fantastic scenery, winding its way its way from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington, and is accessible near the campground.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $16 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Annie Creek Sno-Park

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    Annie Creek Sno-Park

    21 Reviews
    49 Photos
    502 Saves
    Fort Klamath, Oregon

    Annie Creek Sno-Park is located 43 miles northwest of Klamath Falls, Oregon, near the Crater Lake National Park boundary. Its proximity is rich with history, as Fort Klamath lies less than 10 miles from the Sno-Park. Fort Klamath was established as a military outpost on the Oregon Trail in 1863. Today, it’s listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. If you want a break from recreating, it’s convenient to visit the Fort Klamath park and museum. Annie Creek offers more amenities than the average Sno-Park. As an official stop on the Oregon Volcanic Scenic Byway , you’ll find an interpretive kiosk, as well as two vaulted toilets. An attractive log-style warming shelter with wood stove and benches is open year round for picnics and relaxation. Snowmobilers can enjoy cruising under snow covered ponderosa pines and accessing miles and miles of trails. There are no managed cross country ski trails from Annie Creek. Besides snowmobiling, winter enthusiasts of all ages flock to Annie Creek Sno-Park for excellent sledding opportunities. Adjacent to the warming shelter lies a huge bowl shaped hill perfect for coasting your sled down. At an elevation of 4,400 feet, Annie Creek generally sees snow from late November through February. There is no potable water. Visitors need to bring plenty of water.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site

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    Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site

    18 Reviews
    61 Photos
    525 Saves
    Fort Klamath, Oregon
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • Dispersed
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table

    $11 - $14 / night

  4. Camper-submitted photo from Mount Thielsen Wilderness

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    Mount Thielsen Wilderness

    17 Reviews
    73 Photos
    521 Saves
    Diamond Lake, Oregon

    Mt. Thielsen Wilderness encompasses 54,914 acres and runs along the crest of the Cascades 80 miles east of Roseburg and just north of Crater Lake National Park. Elevations range from 5,000' to the 9,182' summit of Mount Thielsen. Born of the same volcanic activity that created Crater Lake, this is the land of fire and ice.

    Much of the Mount Thielsen Wilderness is made up of high alpine forests and open meadows. The terrain is moderate but becomes very steep toward the crest of the Cascade Mountains. Timberline stands at about 7,200 feet, just above a forest of mountain hemlock and fir mixed with whitebark pine. Lodgepole pine dominates the vegetation at lower elevations. The many streams in the area carry a substantial amount of snowmelt in spring.

    The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail winds through the Mount Thielsen Wilderness for 26 miles along the summit of the Cascade Range. For a more serene wilderness adventure, hike into Lake Lucille or Maidu Lake on the North Umpqua Trail #1414. The trail passes over deep pumice that was deposited when Mt. Mazama erupted to form Crater Lake. The famed North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River begins at Maidu on its long trek to the Pacific Ocean.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Broken Arrow Campground

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    Broken Arrow Campground

    16 Reviews
    38 Photos
    147 Saves
    Diamond Lake, Oregon

    Overview

    Set back in lodgepole pine forest at the south end of Diamond Lake, Broken Arrow Campground is a quiet retreat for family and large group camping excursions in Umpqua National Forest. This picturesque spot boasts spectacular views of both Mount Bailey and Mount Thielsen and offers visitors fantastic recreational opportunities.

    Recreation

    The area around Broken Arrow Campground offers outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to hike, fish, swim, bike and enjoy a long list of outdoor recreational activities throughout the year. With a backdrop of forested shoreline and mountain peaks, anglers may cast a line from a boat or along the shore into nearby Diamond Lake to reel in rainbow trout. Swimming, kayaking, and picnicking along the shore are wonderful ways to spend a warm afternoon along the waterfront as well. Bicyclists will enjoy riding on the 11-mile paved trail around the lake, while hikers can head out for the day on one of many trails leaving from the area. Interpretive programs are offered on Saturday evenings at nearby Diamond Lake Campground. Trails for horseback riding are within 5 miles of the campground.

    Facilities

    This large campground has 120 standard site and, 3 group sites, able to accommodate tents, RVs and trailers. The 3 group sites and standard sites are availble by reservation only.Sites are equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings, grills, drinking water and flush toilets. Several nearby boat ramps provide access to the lake. Campground hosts are on site to answer questions.

    Natural Features

    Explosive geologic events have shaped the distinctive landscape on the 984,602-acre Umpqua National Forest, and the area provides spectacular scenery as well as an abundance of natural and cultural resources. The translation of the word, "Umpqua," meaning "thundering waters," defines the area. High mountain lakes, heart-stopping rapids, peaceful ponds and thundering waterfalls, including the 272-foot Watson Falls on the North Umpqua Highway, are available to visitors. Several designated wilderness areas provide undisturbed solitude. Encompassing 19,100 acres, Boulder Creek Wilderness is an incredible landscape, with dense old growth forests and steep terrain that tower above Boulder Creek. The most popular area in Boulder Creek is Pine Bench. This flat area overlooking Boulder Creek is home to a grove of old growth Ponderosa pines. Diverse ecosystems support a wide range of habitat for wildlife common to the area. From eagles and owls, to salamanders and salmon, these species, along with many others, depend on surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams, and diverse forests to live.

    Nearby Attractions

    The nearby resort offers bicycle, boat, and horse rentals as well as lodging, a restaurant, grocery store, laundry facilities and fuel. Visitors also enjoy a trip to Crater Lake National Park, the only national park in Oregon. Interpretive programs and exhibits offer education about the natural and human history of the area. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), one of the world's premier National Scenic Trails, showcases some of North America's most fantastic scenery, winding its way its way from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington, and is accessible near the campground.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $70 - $95 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Farewell Bend Campground

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    Farewell Bend Campground

    13 Reviews
    29 Photos
    146 Saves
    Prospect, Oregon

    Overview

    Farewell Bend Campground was constructed in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corp. The campground is located 18 miles west of Crater Lake National Park and in the midst of an old growth forest. There are 60 campsites that can accommodate trailers, rvs and tents. The Rogue River is located within the campground allowing for fishing and swimming.__ Union Creek Resort is within a mile from the campground and provides access to a convenience store, restaurant, ice cream shop and lodging.__

    Recreation

    The entire length of the Upper Rogue River is closely followed by the Upper Rogue River Trail. The trail is hiker-only and easily traveled for short segments at a time. Hikers can also enjoy the Rogue Gorge Trail System that travels from Farewell Bend Campground through Union Creek Campground and down to Natural Bridge Day Use Area.__

    Facilities

    This large campground contains a variety of campsites to accommodatetents trailers and rvs. Drinking water and flush toilets are provided, as well as picnic tables and campfire rings. Firewood is available for purchase at the Campground Host Site.

    Natural Features

    The Upper Rogue River is fed by snowmelt and springs originating on the peaks of the Cascade Range, including the slopes of Mt. Mazama___the volcanic caldera that contains Crater Lake. Along the uppermost portion of the Upper Rogue, the river is narrow and shallow, but very swift. The river has, for a two-mile stretch, carved more than 200 feet down into the Mazama pumice (which was deposited about 8,000 years ago during the explosion that created Crater Lake). Downstream, the Upper Rogue passes through the narrow, turbulent Rogue Gorge of black lava and soon plunges entirely underground (into a lava tube) for about 250 feet at Natural Bridge. Interpretive trails at both of these places provide good views of the river, with signs that explain the natural history.__

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (541) 560-3400.

    Nearby Attractions

    Diamond Lake Resort, Crater Lake National Park, Lost Creek Lake, Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, National Falls, Rogue Gorge, Natural Bridge and Mount McLoughlin are all wonderful sights to see.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $22 - $44 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Union Creek Campground - Rogue River - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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    Union Creek Campground - Rogue River - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

    11 Reviews
    35 Photos
    159 Saves
    Prospect, Oregon

    Overview

    There are 73 campsites, each site is unique and not recommended for trailers over 26 feet long.__The campground road to sites 64 -87 may be hard for some vehicles to access due to large trees along roadway and tight curves.__ Union Creek Campground was constructed in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corp. The campground is located 18 miles west of Crater Lake National Park and in the midst of an old growth forest.__ There are 3 full hook up sites located near the day use parking lot that can accomodate most trailers and off highway vehicles are allowed.____ Union Creek Resort is within walking distance of most sites and provides access to a convenience store, restaurant, ice cream shop and lodging. The Rogue River and Union Creek ( a 15 mile long tributary) are located within the campground and present opportunities for fishing and swimming.__ Please note: This is the Union Creek Campground located in southwestern Oregon in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest near Medford. This is not the Union Creek Campground located in eastern Oregon near Baker City.

    Recreation

    The entire length of the Upper Rogue River is closely followed by the Upper Rogue River Trail. The trail is hiker-only and easily traveled for short segments at a time. Hikers can also enjoy the Rogue Gorge Trail System that travels from Rogue Gorge Day Use through Union Creek Campground and down to Natural Bridge Day Use Area.__

    Facilities

    Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Drinking water and vault toilets are located throughout the campground. There is no cell phone service but a public pay phone is available near the Union Creek Resort Store. Firewood is available for purchase at the Campground Host Site.

    Natural Features

    The Upper Rogue River is fed by snowmelt and springs originating on the peaks of the Cascade Range, including the slopes of Mt. Mazama___the volcanic caldera that contains Crater Lake. Along the uppermost portion of the Upper Rogue, the river is narrow and shallow, but very swift. The river has, for a two-mile stretch, carved more than 200 feet down into the Mazama pumice (which was deposited about 8,000 years ago during the explosion that created Crater Lake). Downstream, the Upper Rogue passes through the narrow, turbulent Rogue Gorge of black lava and soon plunges entirely underground (into a lava tube) for about 250 feet at Natural Bridge. Interpretive trails at both of these places provide good views of the river, with signs that explain the natural history.__

    Nearby Attractions

    Diamond Lake Resort, Crater Lake National Park, Lost Creek Lake, Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, National Falls, Rogue Gorge, Natural Bridge and Mount McLoughlin are all wonderful sights to see.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (541) 560-3400.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $22 - $35 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Waterwheel RV Park & Campground

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    Waterwheel RV Park & Campground

    23 Reviews
    95 Photos
    89 Saves
    Chiloquin, Oregon

    The Waterwheel RV Park and Campground is situated in one of the Oregon's premiere recreation areas and is located on Highway 97 just 22 miles north of Klamath Falls and 3 miles south of Chiloquin. The RV Park sits on the bank of the Williamson River, renowned for its trout fly-fishing. Our park is an older park, but we are continually making upgrades and enhancements, including our remodeled restrooms, laundry room and 50-amp electric. We have 32 RV Spaces and are open 7 days a week, 9 months of a year. We are closed December thru February.

    There are 6, 60' pull-thru sites on our Riverfront row, with beautiful views of the Williamson River. These have 20/30/50 amp electric and water - NO sewer. Also on the river are 4, back-in sites with 30-amp electric and water - no sewer.

    Our middle row has 9, full hook-up pull-thru sites, ranging in length of 40' to 70'.

    Our back row has 7 pull-thru sites, and 4 back-in sites, all with 20/30/50 amp electric and water - no sewer.

    The west side of the property has 2 back-in sites, with 30-amp electric and water - no sewer.

    There are NO tent sites, and car-camping/sleeping is not allowed.

    Waterwheel RV Park is open 7 days a week and closed from December through February for the winter.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $45 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Williamson River Campground

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    Williamson River Campground

    15 Reviews
    40 Photos
    117 Saves
    Chiloquin, Oregon

    We now have 2 ADA accessible sites and 5 water spigots. The Williamson River Campground is conveniently located just off Highway 97 about five minutes north of Chiloquin, Oregon. There are 19 campsites with picnic tables, fire grates, three vault toilets, and two hand pumps round out the amenities at this campground. One campsite is ADA accessible. Ponderosa pines and sagebrush populate the landscape and contrast with the crystal clear Williamson River. Due to its close proximity to the highway, this is a popular campground. You can mountain bike on miles of Forest Service roads, go fishing, or explore day hikes opportunities. Situated next to the popular Collier State Park, there is a 1.3 mile walking trail that connects the two campgrounds. Discover the Collier State Park Logging Museum which showcases historic logging equipment from the late 1800’s, as well as a relocated pioneer village.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $10 / night

  10. Camper-submitted photo from Collier Memorial State Park Campground

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    Collier Memorial State Park Campground

    16 Reviews
    62 Photos
    104 Saves
    Chiloquin, Oregon
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

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