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    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

    1.

    Tumalo State Park Campground

    74 Reviews
    173 Photos
    582 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 Smith Rock State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Smith Rock State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Smith Rock State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Smith Rock State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Smith Rock State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Smith Rock State Park Campground

    2.

    Smith Rock State Park Campground

    36 Reviews
    170 Photos
    401 Saves
    Terrebonne, Oregon

    2021: Open with capacity limit due to COVID-19.

    If you enjoy scenic views of deep river canyons or rock climbing, Smith Rock State Park is the place for you. There are several thousand climbs in the park. More than a thousand are bolted routes. We also offer miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Along your trip through the canyon, you might see golden eagles, prairie falcons, mule deer, river otter and beaver.

    Note: Some climbing areas are closed or have limited access from about Jan. 15 to Aug. 1 to protect nesting raptors. Drones are also not allowed during this period. Check the park advisories on this page for exact dates and affected areas.

    Due to the uniqueness and fragile aspect of the park, park rangers enforce the animal leash law and ask all park users to stay on trails. Bivouac Camping

    Camping is open early spring through late fall, as weather allows.

    Walk-in bivouac area for tents (No reservations) 
    Showers (overnight guests only)
    RV camping, sleeping in vehicles and open fires are not allowed
    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $8 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Creekside Sisters City Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Creekside Sisters City Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Creekside Sisters City Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Creekside Sisters City Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Creekside Sisters City Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Creekside Sisters City Park

    3.

    Creekside Sisters City Park

    20 Reviews
    36 Photos
    70 Saves
    Sisters, Oregon

    Creekside Campground is a municipal park which offers a total of 60 camp sites including 27 full hook-up sites. Each site is equipped with a fire pit and a picnic table. The campground has restrooms and coin operated showers as well as an automated sewer discharge site.

    Creekside Campground is situated along Whychus Creek and within walking distance of downtown. A covered foot bridge spans the creek and leads to Creekside Park. The campground is open from April through October. Campground info line: 541-323-5218.

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

    $25 - $55 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Skull Hollow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Skull Hollow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Skull Hollow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Skull Hollow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Skull Hollow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Skull Hollow Campground

    4.

    Skull Hollow Campground

    33 Reviews
    46 Photos
    247 Saves
    Terrebonne, Oregon

    As of10/5/2020 *** There is a Closure Order prohibiting dispersed camping outside of the Skull Hollow campground. View a map of the closure area here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd507382.pdf.

    This closure is designed to help protect natural resources around the trailhead from overuse and to prevent conflict between campers and day users. Please observe the closure order and use the campground for camping in the vicinity of Skull Hollow trailhead. AMENITIES: NO DRINKING WATER 28 standard campsites No hook-ups or dumping facilities 1 wooden picnic table and 1 combination fire ring/grill per campsite 2 vault outhouses for the campground 1 informational signboard On-site campground host NEARBY ACTIVITIES: Horseback Riding Hiking Mountain Biking Rock climbing (Smith Rock State Park) Hunting

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

    $10 - $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked River Campground — The Cove Palisades State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked River Campground — The Cove Palisades State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked River Campground — The Cove Palisades State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked River Campground — The Cove Palisades State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked River Campground — The Cove Palisades State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked River Campground — The Cove Palisades State Park

    5.

    Crooked River Campground — The Cove Palisades State Park

    24 Reviews
    171 Photos
    99 Saves
    Culver, Oregon

    Welcome to Crooked River Campground at The Cove Palisades State Park! This spot is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors with a touch of comfort. The campground is open from February 16 to December 15, offering a long season to explore its beauty.

    One of the standout features here is the stunning scenery. Visitors rave about the jaw-dropping views of the mountains and canyon. If you're into hiking, you'll love the trails, though keep in mind there are only a couple of main ones. The Tamalau Trail is a must-do, especially if you can catch it on a cool day. It’s a bit of a climb, but the views from the top are worth every step.

    For those who love water activities, this place is heaven. Lake Billy Chinook, fed by the Deschutes, Crooked, and Metolius rivers, is perfect for boating, jet-skiing, and fishing. You can even rent a boat from the marina to hit the best fishing spots. Just be prepared for some noise from the boats during busy times.

    The campground itself is well-equipped. You'll find full hookups for RVs, clean bathrooms, and hot showers. There's also a fenced dog park, which is a hit with pet owners. If you need supplies, Madras is just a 15-minute drive away.

    Families will appreciate the playground and the communal vibe. It’s not the place for seclusion, but if you enjoy a friendly, neighborhood feel, you’ll fit right in. Plus, the park rangers are super helpful and always around to offer tips and ensure everything runs smoothly.

    So, whether you're here for the hiking, the water sports, or just to relax and take in the views, Crooked River Campground has something for everyone. Enjoy your stay!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Deschutes River Campground — The Cove Palisades State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Deschutes River Campground — The Cove Palisades State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Deschutes River Campground — The Cove Palisades State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Deschutes River Campground — The Cove Palisades State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Deschutes River Campground — The Cove Palisades State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Deschutes River Campground — The Cove Palisades State Park

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    Deschutes River Campground — The Cove Palisades State Park

    23 Reviews
    82 Photos
    60 Saves
    Culver, Oregon

    Welcome to Deschutes River Campground at The Cove Palisades State Park! Nestled in the heart of the Deschutes National Forest, this spot is a gem for anyone looking to soak in some stunning natural beauty. The campground is open from mid-May to mid-September, offering a perfect escape during the warmer months.

    One of the standout features here is the breathtaking scenery. The drive into the park alone is worth the trip, with jaw-dropping views that will make you want to pull over and snap a few photos. Once you're settled in, you'll find plenty of hiking opportunities right from the campground. The Tam-A-Lau trail is a favorite, offering incredible views and a great way to start your day with a sunrise hike.

    The campground itself is well-maintained and clean, with friendly rangers who are always ready to lend a hand. While there are no electric or water hookups, you will find drinking water and toilets available. Fires are allowed, so you can enjoy a cozy evening around the campfire. Just remember, no alcohol or pets are permitted, so plan accordingly.

    For those with RVs, the sites vary in size, and some can accommodate larger rigs. However, you might want to drive through the loop first to find a spot that fits your vehicle. If you're into water activities, the nearby Lake Billy Chinook is a major draw, perfect for jet skiing, boating, and fishing.

    In summary, Deschutes River Campground offers a fantastic mix of natural beauty, hiking, and water activities, all within a well-kept and friendly environment. Whether you're in a tent, RV, or looking for a bit of glamping, this campground has something to offer. Enjoy your stay!

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    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

    7.

    Big Lake

    14 Reviews
    34 Photos
    207 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.____ 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

    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.

    contact_info

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

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

    $28 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Sherman Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Sherman Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Sherman Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Sherman Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Sherman Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Camp Sherman Campground

    8.

    Camp Sherman Campground

    13 Reviews
    36 Photos
    74 Saves
    Camp Sherman, Oregon

    Overview

    Camp Sherman Campground is nestled on the banks of the scenic Metolius River in Deschutes National Forest. It offers visitors some of the most stunning scenery in central Oregon and easy access to an abundance of recreational activities.

    Recreation

    Hiking and fishing top the list of recreational activities at Camp Sherman Campground. Biking is a great way to see the area as well. Anglers enjoy fly-fishing for rainbow trout, whitefish, bull trout and kokanee salmon. Day hikers and backpackers will find a wide variety of hiking trails through scenic terrain, ranging from riverside trails to routes through subalpine forests.

    Facilities

    Hiking and fishing top the list of recreational activities at Camp Sherman Campground. Biking is a great way to see the area as well. Anglers enjoy fly-fishing for rainbow trout, whitefish, bull trout and kokanee salmon. Day hikers and backpackers will find a wide variety of hiking trails through scenic terrain, ranging from riverside trails to routes through subalpine forests.

    Natural Features

    Many sites at this campground have views of to Metolius River, a tributary of the Deschutes River, through Lake Billy Chinook, near the city of Sisters. Metolius Springs forms the headwaters of the river at the base of Black Butte, a 3,076' cinder cone. The clear, cold river flows north from the springs through diverse coniferous forest and a landscape of volcanic activity. The area provides habitat for mammals such as mule deer, coyote and cougar. Migratory birds and native fish also call the area home.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Metolius-Windigo Trail begins near the Metolius River headwaters west of the town of Sisters. The trail is over 100 miles long and is open to hiking, biking and horseback riding. It was created in the 1980s by linking sections of existing trails, primarily to give long-distance horseback riders an alternative to the Pacific Crest Trail.

    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)

    $23 - $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from South Shore Suttle Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from South Shore Suttle Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from South Shore Suttle Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from South Shore Suttle Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from South Shore Suttle Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from South Shore Suttle Lake

    9.

    South Shore Suttle Lake

    11 Reviews
    36 Photos
    153 Saves
    Camp Sherman, Oregon

    Overview

    South Shore Campground is located along Suttle Lake, shaded by Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine. One section of the camp sits on the shoreline, while the other is nestled on a hillside. Most sites have lake views. The 3,400-foot elevation and the lake breezes make South Shore Campground a comfortable summertime destination.

    Recreation

    There is a boat launch available at this camp. Popular activities include power and non-motorized boating, sailing, water skiing and wind surfing. Anglers can fish for rainbow trout, kokanee salmon and brown trout, and there is a fish cleaning station on-site. Hikers and mountain bikers have access to the 3.2-mile Suttle Lake Shoreline Trail.

    Facilities

    There is a boat launch available at this camp. Popular activities include power and non-motorized boating, sailing, water skiing and wind surfing. Anglers can fish for rainbow trout, kokanee salmon and brown trout, and there is a fish cleaning station on-site. Hikers and mountain bikers have access to the 3.2-mile Suttle Lake Shoreline Trail.

    Natural Features

    Nestled along the Cascade Mountains, the Deschutes National Forest is one of the most popular recreation forests in the Pacific Northwest. It offers a variety of landscapes, from fields of sagebrush and hay to old-growth forests and glacier-carved volcanic peaks. Suttle Lake is a natural lake formed by glaciers. It has a forested shoreline and offers views of nearby Mt. Washington.

    Nearby Attractions

    The town of Sisters is about 15 miles away, offering shopping and restaurants.

    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)

    $26 - $28 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Bay

    10.

    Blue Bay

    11 Reviews
    53 Photos
    36 Saves
    Camp Sherman, Oregon

    Overview

    Blue Bay Campground is situated in a diverse forest of pine and fir on the south shore of Suttle Lake in Deschutes National Forest. Its proximity to high alpine lakes, lush forests and towering peaks in nearby wilderness areas make it a popular destination for individual and group camping excursions.

    Recreation

    Popular activities in the area include hiking, fishing and motorized boating in the summer months, as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.Numerous non-motorized trails can be accessed from the campground and in the surrounding area. The 3.2-mile Suttle Lake Loop Trail meanders through the developed recreation areas on Suttle Lake. The trail follows the wooded shoreline of the lake, providing opportunities for fishing or picnicking along the way.For fishing, boats are most commonly used on Suttle Lake. Float tubes are adequate, and wading is possible in some areas. A few areas are fishable from shore. The lake sustains an excellent population of naturally reproducing kokanee, brown trout, whitefish and crayfish.The campground has a shallow boat ramp area, and most campsites have easy access to the waterfront. Motorized and non-motorized boats are allowed on Suttle Lake.

    Facilities

    Popular activities in the area include hiking, fishing and motorized boating in the summer months, as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.Numerous non-motorized trails can be accessed from the campground and in the surrounding area. The 3.2-mile Suttle Lake Loop Trail meanders through the developed recreation areas on Suttle Lake. The trail follows the wooded shoreline of the lake, providing opportunities for fishing or picnicking along the way.For fishing, boats are most commonly used on Suttle Lake. Float tubes are adequate, and wading is possible in some areas. A few areas are fishable from shore. The lake sustains an excellent population of naturally reproducing kokanee, brown trout, whitefish and crayfish.The campground has a shallow boat ramp area, and most campsites have easy access to the waterfront. Motorized and non-motorized boats are allowed on Suttle Lake.

    Natural Features

    Suttle Lake is surrounded by mixed conifer forest. Its waters are deep and clear, formed in a terminal moraine, deposited by glacial ice about 25,000 years ago. Lake Creek flows eastward from Suttle Lake to the Metolius River. The clear, cold Metolius flows north from headwater springs through diverse coniferous forests and a volcanic landscape with extinct volcanoes, cinder cones, calderas and ancient lava flows.

    Nearby Attractions

    Visitors can explore wilderness areas, lakes, reservoirs, wild and scenic rivers and approximately 1,600 miles of trails that comprise nearly 2.5 million acres within the Deschutes National Forest and the adjacent Ochoco National Forest.

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

    $26 - $48 / night

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