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Best Pet-Friendly Camping Sites Near Deschutes National Forest, OR (255)

    Camper-submitted photo from Belknap Hot Springs Lodge and Gardens
    Camper-submitted photo from Belknap Hot Springs Lodge and Gardens
    Camper-submitted photo from Belknap Hot Springs Lodge and Gardens
    Camper-submitted photo from Belknap Hot Springs Lodge and Gardens
    Camper-submitted photo from Belknap Hot Springs Lodge and Gardens
    Camper-submitted photo from Belknap Hot Springs Lodge and Gardens

    1.

    Belknap Hot Springs Lodge and Gardens

    20 Reviews
    102 Photos
    179 Saves
    Willamette National Forest, Oregon

    Belknap Hot Springs is located on the McKenzie River, one of Central Oregon's hidden jewels and is great for camping near Eugene. Open 365 days of the year with our two mineral hot spring pools and many acres of gardens including the extravagant Secret Garden, Belknap offers a relaxing experience not soon to be forgotten. NO WALK IN TENT CAMPING STARTING November 1, 2019 until April 1st 2020.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $38 - $550 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Tumalo State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tumalo State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tumalo State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tumalo State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tumalo State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tumalo State Park Campground

    2.

    Tumalo State Park Campground

    74 Reviews
    173 Photos
    584 Saves
    Bend, Oregon

    Nestled in the heart of sunny central Oregon, Tumalo rests along Oregon's spectacular Deschutes River. The campground is simultaneously close enough to the town of Bend to make an quick jaunt to the grocery store, but far enough away to escape the commotion. Its location makes it an ideal stepping stone for any type of outdoor activity you could possibly dream of: lush green golf courses, clear blue-ribbon trout steams, pristine alpine lakes, miles upon miles of challenging yet scenic hiking and mountain bike trails, and of course the Cascade Mountains are all within easy reach.

    Campground info:

    Approximately 23 full-hookup sites More than 50 tent campsites Seven yurts (two pet-friendly) Two seasonal group camping area Two seasonal group picnic areas Seasonal hiker/biker camp Showers and flush toilets Firewood and ice sales (in season) Universal Access Four campsites and one yurt are accessible to campers with disabilities.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $21 - $61 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Paradise In Oregon
    Camper-submitted photo from Paradise In Oregon
    Camper-submitted photo from Paradise In Oregon
    Camper-submitted photo from Paradise In Oregon
    Camper-submitted photo from Paradise In Oregon
    Camper-submitted photo from Paradise In Oregon

    3.

    Paradise In Oregon

    14 Reviews
    39 Photos
    257 Saves
    Mckenzie Bridge, Oregon

    Overview

    Paradise Campground is indeed a paradise for campers. Tucked within a lush, old-growth forest of Douglas fir and western red cedar, the area portrays a sub-tropical vibe along the banks of the McKenzie River, where catch-and-release trout and steelhead fishing is a popular activity, along with whitewater rafting and kayaking.

    Recreation

    Rafters and kayakers live it up in the whitewater of the McKenzie River. A boat ramp is located on-site. The McKenzie River National Recreation Trail begins nearby, and is a favorite among hikers and mountain bikers.

    Facilities

    Rafters and kayakers live it up in the whitewater of the McKenzie River. A boat ramp is located on-site. The McKenzie River National Recreation Trail begins nearby, and is a favorite among hikers and mountain bikers.

    Natural Features

    Paradise sits on a bend of the river at an elevation of 1,600 feet. Ferns and other moisture loving plants cover the ground, and mosses drape the trees. The campground is in the heart of Willamette National Forest, which spans 1.6 million acres on the western slopes of the Cascade Range.

    Nearby Attractions

    A golf course is located about 7 miles west of the campground.

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

    $28 - $52 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lava Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lava Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lava Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lava Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lava Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lava Lake Campground

    4.

    Lava Lake Campground

    17 Reviews
    47 Photos
    271 Saves
    Sunriver, Oregon

    Overview

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

    Recreation

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

    Facilities

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

    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.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Once your reservation start date has begun, neither the Recreation.gov Contact Center nor the campground manager will be able to modify your reservation.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $35 - $52 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from LaPine State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from LaPine State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from LaPine State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from LaPine State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from LaPine State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from LaPine State Park Campground

    5.

    LaPine State Park Campground

    32 Reviews
    98 Photos
    86 Saves
    La Pine, Oregon

    The park's south loop and cabins remains open year-round. Book reservations up to 6 months in advance at oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com. Reservations are required for cabin stays.

    82 full-hookup sites
    47 electrical sites with water
    5 rustic log cabins (2 pet-friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
    5 deluxe log cabins (3 pet-friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
    Hot showers and flush toilets
    Firewood for sale
    RV dump station (water turned off Oct 1- May 1)
    A fenced, off-leash pet exercise area is a short walk from the campground
    Universal Access: All of the deluxe cabins and one rustic cabin are accessible to campers with disabilities (winter accessibility varies)

    The South Loop Campers Clubhouse is open first-come, first-served from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. This rustic 18' x 24' long building is equipped with kitchen sink, counters, tables, chairs, and a refrigerator/freezer. Heating is available.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from North Waldo Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from North Waldo Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from North Waldo Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from North Waldo Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from North Waldo Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from North Waldo Lake

    6.

    North Waldo Lake

    12 Reviews
    40 Photos
    250 Saves
    Oakridge, Oregon

    Overview

    Waldo Lake is one of the largest natural lakes in Oregon. It offers a uniquely peaceful setting on the water and along remote shorelines, surrounded by forests of Douglas fir and mountain hemlock. Recreation in the area is abundant with the lake an ideal location for water activities like sailing, canoeing and swimming.

    Recreation

    Waldo Lake is circled by the Jim Weaver Loop, 20 miles of trail for hiking and biking. Bikes are allowed on the trails, but not in the nearby Waldo Lake Wilderness. There is also easy access to the Pacific Crest Trail and North Waldo is also a popular starting point for many wilderness trails and lakes, most notably the Rigdon, Wahanna and Torrey Lakes. There is a 1-mile Shoreline Trail between North Waldo Campground and Islet Campground which provides a short and pleasant hike along the lakeshore.

    Facilities

    Waldo Lake is circled by the Jim Weaver Loop, 20 miles of trail for hiking and biking. Bikes are allowed on the trails, but not in the nearby Waldo Lake Wilderness. There is also easy access to the Pacific Crest Trail and North Waldo is also a popular starting point for many wilderness trails and lakes, most notably the Rigdon, Wahanna and Torrey Lakes. There is a 1-mile Shoreline Trail between North Waldo Campground and Islet Campground which provides a short and pleasant hike along the lakeshore.

    Natural Features

    Situated high on the western slopes of the Oregon Cascades at 5,400 feet in elevation, Waldo Lake is one of the purest lakes in Oregon (9.8 square miles with a maximum depth of 427 feet). It has no permanent inlet to bring nutrients into the lake for plant growth. The lack of plant life contributes to its purity, allowing you to see to depths of 120 feet on a calm day.

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

    $27 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Olallie Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Olallie Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Olallie Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Olallie Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Olallie Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Olallie Campground

    7.

    Olallie Campground

    8 Reviews
    17 Photos
    88 Saves
    Mckenzie Bridge, Oregon

    Overview

    Nestled on the banks of the McKenzie River and Olallie Creek, Olallie Campground provides a superb setting for a getaway into nature. The lower loop offers mesmerizing views of both the river and the creek while the upper loop is set further in the trees with many sites facing the creek. The McKenzie River is a tributary of the Willamette River that runs for 90 miles, flowing into the southernmost end of the Willamette Valley.__ There are 16 campsites, for which 15 are reservable.__ Sites can accommodate vehicles and trailers up to 35 feet in length.__ There are 4 sites that have short parking spurs, on uneven slopes, and are recommended as tent sites only/not suitable for RV parking.__ Drinking water is available via one hand pump well which is located on the lower loop.__ There are two accessible double vault toilet buildings; one on the upper road and one on the lower.__ Trash receptacles are located in the campground.__ Scan and Pay is offered at this campground; you may also pay by cash or check for FCFS campsites. There are no refunds, modifications, cancellations, or other fee changes allowed with Scan and Pay payments. This system is the same as putting cash into a fee tube and cannot be refunded. Please download the Rec.Gov app prior to arriving at the campground as there may be no cellular service or very limited service at the campground.____ Reservations may be made up to 6 months in advance of arrival date by reserving online at RECREATION.GOV or by calling 877-444-6777.

    Recreation

    Fishing, rafting and swimming are three top activities in the river. A day use picnic area is also available at the campground. Nearby is the 26 mile McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, which provides access to world class mountain biking and hiking.

    Facilities

    Fishing, rafting and swimming are three top activities in the river. A day use picnic area is also available at the campground. Nearby is the 26 mile McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, which provides access to world class mountain biking and hiking.

    Natural Features

    Olallie Campground is located in the midsection of the Cascades mountain range in western Oregon. The Willamette National Forest stretches for 110 miles with varied landscapes of high mountains, narrow canyons, cascading streams, and wooded slopes.

    Nearby Attractions

    McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass National Scenic Byway, McKenzie River National Recreation Trail (hiking and mountain biking destination), and McKenzie Wild and Scenic River for boating and fishing. Fishing, rafting and swimming are three top activities in the river. A day use picnic area is also available at the campground.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (541) 822-3381.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Cabins

    $23 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Coldwater Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Coldwater Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Coldwater Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Coldwater Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Coldwater Cove Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Coldwater Cove Campground

    8.

    Coldwater Cove Campground

    11 Reviews
    30 Photos
    355 Saves
    Mckenzie Bridge, Oregon

    Overview

    This campground provides 34 campsites, 31 singles and 3 double, that accommodate vehicles 18 to 50 feet in length depending on site.__ No sites are directly on the shoreline of the lake, but several offer views of the lake.__ Drinking water is available at two handpumps, one in the campground and one in the boat launch area.__ There are four double vault toilets shared by both sites.__ The boat launch area includes a boat launch for canoes or small non-motorized crafts (no motors are allowed on the lake), a small fish cleaning station, and a picnic site.__ There is also an extra vehicle, or overflow, parking area.______ Cold Water Cove Campground offers stunning views of turquoise-colored Clear Lake and 3,000-year-old lava fields, making it an ideal location. On clear days, visitors can catch a glimpse of the Three Sisters and Mount Washington. Fishing, hiking, canoeing and boating are popular activities.______ The campground sits at the south end of the lake at an elevation of 3,100 feet. A mix of maple, alder and Douglas fir trees cover the area. Some sites have limited views of the lake, and all sites have privacy from neighboring campers. Cold Water Cove sits in the midsection of the Cascades mountain range.__ This campground offers both reservable and FCFS campsites.______ Scan and Pay is offered at this campground; you may also pay by cash or check for FCFS campsites. There are no refunds, modifications, cancellations, or other fee changes allowed with Scan and Pay payments. This system is the same as putting cash into a fee tube and cannot be refunded. Please download the Rec.Gov app prior to arriving at the campground as there may be no cellular service or very limited service at the campground.____ Reservation may be made up to 6 months in advance of arrival date by reserving online at RECREATION. GOV or by calling 877-444-6777.

    Recreation

    Clear Lake is popular for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and row boats. Anglers cast for brook, rainbow and cutthroat trout. Power boating is not permitted, which makes for calm waters. A boat ramp and fish cleaning station are located in the campground. Boat rentals are available at nearby Clear Lake Resort. The McKenzie River National Recreation Trail passes through the campground and runs along Clear Lake. The trail stretches 26 miles and is open to hikers and mountain bikers.

    Facilities

    Clear Lake is popular for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and row boats. Anglers cast for brook, rainbow and cutthroat trout. Power boating is not permitted, which makes for calm waters. A boat ramp and fish cleaning station are located in the campground. Boat rentals are available at nearby Clear Lake Resort. The McKenzie River National Recreation Trail passes through the campground and runs along Clear Lake. The trail stretches 26 miles and is open to hikers and mountain bikers.

    Natural Features

    Nearby Attractions

    Nearby attractions include:__ Clear Lake for fishing, non-motorized rowboat use and hiking.__ Rowboats and Kayaks are available to rent at nearby Clear Lake Resort.__ Clear Lake is the head waters for the McKenzie River, and is renowned for its cold, clear water and preserved grove of underwater trees.__ __The McKenzie River National Scenic Trail is on one side of Clear Lake, and a connecting trail offers a loop hiking trail opportunity around the lake.__ Trails also connect the campground to short hikes to Sahalie and Koosah Falls, spectacular waterfalls located within a mile of the campground.__ Also, close in proximity, is the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass National Scenic Byway and Mt. Washington Wilderness.____

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (541) 822-3381.

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

    $25 - $46 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Big Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Lake

    9.

    Big Lake

    14 Reviews
    34 Photos
    208 Saves
    Camp Sherman, Oregon

    Overview

    This campground provides 49 single campsites.__ There are both reservable and FCFS sites.__ The original campsites within Big Lake are in two loops, (sites #1-14 and #15-20) which have eight or so sites with frontage on the lake shore.__ In 1992 additional campsites were opened (sites #21-49) on a long straight stretch from the boat launch towards Big Lake West.__ These sites have larger and wider parking spurs, and most sites use stairs to access the table, fire rings and tent pad below the parking spur.__ Sites can accommodate trailers up to 35 feet in length, depending on site.__ Drinking water is provided by a water system, built in 1993, which serves the entire Big Lake complex by filtering water drawn from the lake and distributing it to the campgrounds.__ There are three single vault toilets, and two double vault toilets in the campground.__ The extra vehicle parking area consists of a boat launch, picnic area, and parking for approximately 15 vehicles and boat trailers.__ All of these day use facilities are located in the middle of the campground, between the original loops and the "expansion" campsites.______ Scan and Pay is offered at this campground; you may also pay by cash or check for FCFS campsites. There are no refunds, modifications, cancellations, or other fee changes allowed with Scan and Pay payments. This system is the same as putting cash into a fee tube and cannot be refunded. Please download the Rec.Gov app prior to arriving at the campground as there may be no cellular service or very limited service at the campground.____ Reservations may be made up to 6 months in advance of arrival date by reserving online at RECREATION.GOV or by calling 877-444-6777.

    Recreation

    Water skiing, sailing and swimming are among the favorite activities at the lake. The Patjens Lakes Trail offers excellent hiking opportunities. The trail follows the western side of Big Lake, heads south into the Mt. Washington Wilderness, passes alongside the scenic Patjens Lakes, and then loops back to the campground.

    Facilities

    Water skiing, sailing and swimming are among the favorite activities at the lake. The Patjens Lakes Trail offers excellent hiking opportunities. The trail follows the western side of Big Lake, heads south into the Mt. Washington Wilderness, passes alongside the scenic Patjens Lakes, and then loops back to the campground.

    Natural Features

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (541) 822-3381.

    Nearby Attractions

    The major activities in the Big Lake area revolve around motorized use.__ Boats frequent the lake and off highway vehicles (OHVs) us the adjacent Santiam Pass Motorized Recreation Area.__ Other attractions include Mt. Washington Wilderness and associated access trails, historic Santiam__Wagon Road, McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass National Scenic Byway, Pacific Crest Trail, and Sand Mountain Lookout. Water skiing, sailing and swimming are among the favorite activities at the lake. The Patjens Lakes Trail offers excellent hiking opportunities. The trail follows the western side of Big Lake, heads south into the Mt. Washington Wilderness, passes alongside the scenic Patjens Lakes, and then loops back to the campground.

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $28 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Little Lava Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Lava Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Lava Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Lava Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Lava Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Little Lava Lake

    10.

    Little Lava Lake

    11 Reviews
    17 Photos
    96 Saves
    Sunriver, Oregon

    Overview

    Little Lava Lake Campground is located along the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway in the Central Oregon Cascades.

    Recreation

    Little Lava Lake Campground provides recreation opportunities for fishing, paddling, swimming and hiking. For anglers, the 130-acre Little Lava Lake offers a quiet alternative to its larger neighbor to the north, Lava Lake. Reaching a maximum depth of 20 feet, the lake supports planted Rainbow trout, some Brook trout, and self-sustaining populations of Whitefish and Tui Chub. Bait, lures, flies, still fishing and trolling are all acceptable angling methods.

    Facilities

    Little Lava Lake Campground provides recreation opportunities for fishing, paddling, swimming and hiking. For anglers, the 130-acre Little Lava Lake offers a quiet alternative to its larger neighbor to the north, Lava Lake. Reaching a maximum depth of 20 feet, the lake supports planted Rainbow trout, some Brook trout, and self-sustaining populations of Whitefish and Tui Chub. Bait, lures, flies, still fishing and trolling are all acceptable angling methods.

    Natural Features

    Little Lava Lake is located on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range at an elevation of 4,740 feet. The small lake is 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 over a 66-mile drive through snow-capped peaks and alongside alpine lakes.A nearby resort on Lava Lake offers lodging and a limited selection of groceries.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Once your reservation start date has begun, neither the Recreation.gov Contact Center nor the campground manager will be able to modify your reservation.

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

    $23 - $50 / night

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