Mazama Village Campground is located seven miles from the rim of Crater Lake. The campground is mostly forested and each site has a picnic table, fire ring, and bear locker. 75% of the sites are are reservable in advance and the rest are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
There was a random summer snow storm that came through and we thought our camping trip may be ruined, but they plowed all the roads, gave us more wood for our fire, and served Jamison hot chocolates at the lodge. It felt like the perfect white Christmas but during the summer.
This is a great campsite. They do pack you in tightly but it's right near Crater Lake, which is why everyone goes. The spots are great, there are bathrooms nearby. It's rustic, wooded, and I would recommend it.
The Mazama Village campground at Crater Lake National Park is located 7 miles south of Crater Lake's rim. A small grocery store, restaurant and gift shop are all within walking distance of the campsites, making for a well-sourced camp stay. Campfire wood is available at the office, as well as hot showers (bring quarters). The campsites are spaced throughout a wooded area, and some sites have more privacy than others. Bear boxes are located in every campsite for storing food. While you probably won't see a bear, you will see plenty of chipmunks and ground squirrels scouring the campsites for food, so keep it locked up at all times. Each time I've stayed here, Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers were coming through on their trek from Mexico to Canada (or vice versa).
site: large site. close to neighbors. amenities: clean. basic. busy. attractions: Crater lake. I would go camping here again.
I tried to stay there during August but didn't have reservations and the campground was full. Plan ahead and make reservations.
The park is absolutely beautiful. It takes a bit to get into the park and once you're on the top of the mountain you'll be greeted by incredible views of Crater Lake. The Mazama campground is a few miles down a curvy side of a mountain, not too far and you get to see the land surrounding the lake itself. Sign in at the office and grab some firewood. The campground has multiple loops and I was concerned about being on top of our neighbors but the campsites are pretty large and we felt secluded enough. Running bathrooms and water pumps were a short walk away as well. (Showers are at the office) We only stayed one night and left with anticipation for round two.
Such a beautiful place to take the family
I gave this campground 3 stars because it is not for adventurers, it is a campground for families. There is a lot to offer for families though, clean bathrooms, restaurants, paved pathways, easy access to the lake. So if you are looking for a little more adventure go to the other smaller campgrounds around the area. If you have small children this would be a great campground for you!
Campground has everything you need. Great time of year to bike around the rim.
This is a great place to escape and experience the wonderful beauty Oregon has to share.