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.
This is the closest campground to Crater Lake. It’s a great place to camp and be near the lake. If you don’t get a reservation we learned you can stand in line at 10am and get a spot. They have a cute little market with very expensive ice so make sure you bring your own 🙀. They have snacks, great OR beer and very good ice cream sandwiches as well 😻
(Because mosquitos swarm near big lakes) This is one of my favorite campgrounds in Oregon for families and groups. Location is ideal, near Rim Ridge, and some fantastic trails (all ability levels) and fantastic views.
All sites have fire pits, bear proof storage, and pic nic tables. Each site is in close proximity to restrooms (from what I could tell).
Excellent signage/way finding. Love the fresh spring water taps at the village to refill water jugs. Super cute, friendly storefront. Lots of amenities and lodging if you need to coordinate a more glamping deal for picky family and friends. This campsite meets every type of camper needs. (Almost disney- esque)
This campground is in the Park near Crater Lake. It's forested which offers good shade and privacy. There are picnic tables, bear boxes and trash cans. Good access to hiking and to Crater Lake viewing and activities.
Like other the campgrounds within national parks I've been to, this campground was beautiful, spacious, and sophisticated. Fellow campers were a treat as well, everyone deeply respectful of the grounds and noise requirements. Our site (C8) was so incredibly spacious, we felt like we had a small campground to ourselves. We were on the cliff side of the loop looking down into the valley. Annie Creek Canyon Trail trail takes you along this ridge and down into said valley where we had an amazing hike through meadows and streams. Incredible. Don't miss out on this. It is fairly easy, with switchbacks taking you down the steep ridge and back up in a full loop. The restrooms were clean.
The only thing that was a challenge to deal with was the dusty/dirty factor of the site - to combat this we made foot baths each night before climbing into our tent or van. But you can't really complain about dyrt when you're camping, can you? Huge thumbs up and we will DEFINITELY be back very soon.
Zero cell service.
I absolutely loved staying here. Even though the sites are a little close together, there are enough trees for privacy. The wildlife is so cool. Great spot for birdwatching! Be wary of bears though. Each site provides a bear box to help ward them off. We ended up car camping just to be safe. The trails are awesome. I definitely recommend staying here if you want to get the full experience of Crater Lake.
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.