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Cold Water Cove

7 Reviews

About This Campground

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, canoeing and boating are popular…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Max Length: 50 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite

Reviews

7 Reviews of Cold Water Cove

Ratings Breakdown

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Matthew The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2020

One of my favorite campgrounds

When I was a kid my family went here all the time.  It was one of my favorite campgrounds because I always remember it being very quiet.  It has gotten more popular over the years, but will always be one of my favorites.

Gayle B.
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2020

Love Clear Lake

This is an excellent campground on Clear Lake. Site#17 was a double site(unbeknownst to us, and bigger than what we needed), and has a good view of the lake. There is accessibility to the lake, but it's down a steep lava rock path. You may be able to navigate a paddle board through it, but it…

  • Back in - fairly flat
  • Site 17 view
Site#17
Month of VisitAugust
Tracy L.
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2019

Beautiful

Nice private sites in the trees with a few having lake views. Beautiful hike around the lake.

Location

Cold Water Cove is located in Oregon

Directions

From Eugene, Oregon, take I-105 east to McKenzie Highway 126. Travel east on 126 for 55 miles to McKenzie Bridge. From McKenzie Bridge,OR, travel east on Highway 126 for 18 miles to the Clear Lake Area. Before reaching Clear Lake, turn right on Forest Road 770, heading northeast 1 mile to Coldwater Cove Campground at the end of the road.

Coordinates

44.36388801 N
121.98888836 W

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About This Campground

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, canoeing and boating are popular activities.

Recreation

Clear Lake is popular for fishing, canoeing and boating. 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 an adjacent 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

The campground offers single and double-family campsites. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets, trash collection and drinking water are provided. No hookups are available. A general store and restaurant are located at the resort next door.

Natural Features

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.

Nearby Attractions

The campground is near the Big Lake Trail Area, as well as Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls. The falls are impressive sights, with foaming water gushing over two thick flows of ancient lava.

ADA Access: N

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