Top Dispersed Camping near Crater Lake National Park

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Best Dispersed Camping Sites Near Crater Lake National Park, OR (26)

    Camper-submitted photo from Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site

    1.

    Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site

    18 Reviews
    61 Photos
    558 Saves
    Fort Klamath, Oregon

    Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site, near Chiloquin, OR, is a hidden gem for those looking to escape into nature. This dispersed camping area offers a serene setting with beautiful scenery, making it a perfect spot for a peaceful getaway. The campground is open from mid-April to October, providing ample opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors during the warmer months.

    One of the standout features of this site is the stunning clear water of the nearby creek and river. Visitors often rave about the glassy, beautiful water that adds a magical touch to the camping experience. It's a great spot for kayaking, paddleboarding, or simply enjoying the view.

    The area is pretty basic in terms of amenities, so come prepared. There are no electric hookups, drinking water, or showers, but you will find picnic tables, fire pits, and vault toilets. Make sure to bring your own water and firewood, as these are not provided. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    The campground is known for its spacious sites, offering plenty of room to spread out and enjoy some privacy. However, be prepared for mosquitos, especially during the warmer months. A good bug spray is a must.

    Located close to Crater Lake, this site is an excellent base for exploring one of Oregon's most famous natural attractions. Whether you're staying for a night or a few days, Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site offers a tranquil and picturesque setting for your camping trip.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • Dispersed
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table

    $11 - $14 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Thielsen Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Thielsen Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Thielsen Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Thielsen Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Thielsen Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Thielsen Wilderness

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    Mount Thielsen Wilderness

    17 Reviews
    73 Photos
    548 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
    Camper-submitted photo from Thousand Springs Sno-Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Thousand Springs Sno-Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Thousand Springs Sno-Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Thousand Springs Sno-Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Thousand Springs Sno-Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Thousand Springs Sno-Park

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    Thousand Springs Sno-Park

    8 Reviews
    35 Photos
    130 Saves
    Crater Lake, Oregon

    14-day camping is allowed from May-October. Oregon Sno-Park Permit is required between Nov. 1 and April 30.

    • Pets
    • ADA Access
    • Dispersed
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol
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    Camper-submitted photo from NF-70 Dispersed Camping Near Crater Lake NP
    Camper-submitted photo from NF-70 Dispersed Camping Near Crater Lake NP
    Camper-submitted photo from NF-70 Dispersed Camping Near Crater Lake NP
    Camper-submitted photo from NF-70 Dispersed Camping Near Crater Lake NP
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    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Road 3237

    5.

    Forest Road 3237

    1 Review
    1 Photo
    37 Saves
    Fort Klamath, Oregon
    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Prospect OHV Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Prospect OHV Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Prospect OHV Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Road 960 Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Road 960 Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from USFS Rogue River Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from USFS Rogue River Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from USFS Rogue River Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from USFS Rogue River Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from USFS Rogue River Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from USFS Rogue River Dispersed
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      Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Site - just a great place off the highway
      Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Site - just a great place off the highway
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