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.
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.
This large campground has 120 standard site and, 3 group sites, able to accommodate tents, RVs and trailers. The 3 group sites and 48 standard sites are reservable, the rest are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Sites are equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings, grills, drinking water and flush toilets. Several boat ramps provide access to the lake. Campground hosts are on site to answer questions.
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.
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.
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This campground is huge! Well maintained restrooms with flushing toilets. There is one shower facility that was quite a walk from our campsite but very well maintained, worth the drive across the campground after a dusty day of hiking. Great location as it is a short drive to the North Entrance to Crater Lake.
This was a nice campground with well maintained sites and roads- the bathrooms and shower houses were in pretty good condition, and it was super quiet…..with the exception of the fire crews returning to camp from fighting wild fires…. make sure you bring the big dope- there’s a lot of mosquitos! The campground is between Diamond lake (a short walk away) and Crater lake which is just stunning! If you are anywhere nearby- it’s a MUST SEE!
Great campsite near Crater Lake, and water was very close to this site. The mosquitos were UNREAL, though. They swarm and stay swarming until you get in your tent. Bring bugspray and you won't get bit, but it was definitely pretty annoying. Facilities were really nice, wake up early enough to get warm showers. The showers are on timers, but I probably restarted it 3/4 times.
It's also much colder than you think it'll be. We went the first week in July, and temperatures probably got down to the mid-30s. Bring a blanket!