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.
Best convenient option for camping and exploring Crater Lake. Biggest complaint would be how close together the sites are. Successfully got lucky with FCFS - arriving Friday at 1pm. All sites have picnic tables, fire ring, bear box. Mazama store also convenient for any last-minute needs. Unfortunately it was kind of rowdy for us on Saturday night, due to some partyers next door. Annual national park pass gets you 50% nightly camping rate.
We loved camping at Mazama Village Camground @ Crater Lake so much that our group went back the following week!
Must meet Joe- at Reservations Desk! He should have his own reality show 😁 Joe goes out of his way to accommodate your needs, and so does the General Manager (I forget her name).
There’s a wonderful store at the campground where you can purchase gas, ice, beer, camp supplies, clothing/ gifts and even Hagen daz ice cream!
No need to wait in line to see your campsite assignment- as it is posted at 10am on the bulletin board outside.
There are also several clean restrooms that are well tended to and you rarely see other campers in them.
Plenty of delicious drinking water spigots as well within a few steps of your campsite.
RV sites are about $50 night, some have electrical.
Tent sites are about $25 night, and price goes up a bit depending on size of party.
They also have a roomy bear box in each camp to keep your food safe.
Plenty of trees to hang your hammock too.
LOTS of trails to explore, and the Rim is a short drive to take in the breathtaking views of Crater Lake.
Such a wonderful getaway. Can’t wait to return!
We had two spots, one for a tent and one for a travel trailer, and lucked out that we got them directly across from each other. Our particular spots were large and private. We loved that we could access the Annie Creek trail from within the campground!
Sites are close together and some are smaller than others despite being labeled as 12x12 but if that doesn’t bother you (didn’t bother me) then it’s a great spot and as close as you can get (not that close) to camping in Crater Lake. Plenty of water spigots around and flush toilet bathrooms. Apparently there are showers too but they were closed while we were there due to COVID.
Stayed overnight on 8/2, campground has everything you need: clean restrooms (shower closed), table, fire pit, flat ground, and very close access to Crater Lake rim. This is first time I’ve been to campground that had a bear box, not sure if that’s a good or bad thing but we had no beats this night lol No cell service and we did a sunset hike at the rim. Definitely recommend this campground but it gets cool at night because of elevation.
We had the good fortune to get a site without a reservation on a Saturday in July.
This was the sixth and last National Park on our three-week, 10-state, 6,000-mile camping/hiking road trip, and we really lucked out with a nice big site (F-11) on the end of a loop, which meant good distance from other sites (far) and bathrooms (not too close, not too far).
Its best feature is the proximity to Crater Lake, which is still breathtaking after several visits.
Bathrooms were clean, but showers were closed due to Covid. With this many people in a campground, I guess it’s no surprise that there was one jerk playing loud music well past the 10 pm quiet time. Very annoying. There was a wait of about half an hour to get into the park, but there are no timed entry reservations. Once the ranger saw our senior pass we were able to bypass the last part of the line. Entry to the park is normally $30.
We decided to stay here because it was closest to Crater Lake but we were VERY disappointed. campgrounds were so close together we could see 6 campgrounds and their tents from our fire pit. Bathrooms were kind of icky even thought I don’t really care about that, but the service there was unhelpful and took forever. We would not go back
A beautiful campground, but not enough facilities for the amount of people booked here. We prepaid but weren't told which site we'd be in until arrival. They assigned a campsite in loop D where there was only one bathroom for the dozens of campsites in this loop, and the only way to access it was to walk along a road for cars (no paths cutting through to the center of the campground as most campsites have for a loop). Worrisome in the middle of the night. We were not given a choice in our own campsite, and it's clear whoever assigned the sites didn't check to make sure they were inhabitable.
We arrived late in the evening, and it had been raining that day…our campsite that was assigned to us was completely flooded. We were frustrated that this campground didn’t consider booking people into dry sites instead of just the closest ones. There are only three showers for all of the campground and every loop to share. See annotated map. Not recommended.
This is a cute little campground, only a few miles from crater lake. We stayed here on our way through while we were exploring the crater. It has both RV and tent sites. All the ones I saw looked nice and flat and not too close to other people. The campground has a store, showers, food storage lockers, and a gas station. Everything you need really.
Like usual when we camp, we didn’t spend a whole lot of time at the campground. I would definitely recommend hitting Garfield peak trail and Cleetwood cove trail. They had some beautiful views of the crater. The area has some amazing hikes that range from easy to super hard, so it is something for everyone.
Not quite my style of camping with hot showers and flushing toilets but I understand that with the site being along the PCT some people would be in heaven there. The sites are all very close and not very secluded.
The wildlife in the campsite was awesome for my 2yr old. They campground was very clean as were the restrooms. Trails were well maintained and so many options. 7 miles from Crater Lake Rim Village.