Standard (tent/RV)
Cabins
Tent Cabin
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Yurts
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Crescent Lake Campground

Crescent Lake Campground is located on a hill overlooking beautiful Crescent Lake in Deschutes National Forest. It offers visitors the opportunity to experience the beauty and recreational opportunities of the eastern Cascade Range.

Crescent Lake is the first campground in the Deschutes National Forest to offer yurts in a scenic location, great for individuals and groups alike.

Recreation

Crescent Lake is a prime location for boating, fishing and swimming. The Summit Lake Trail is popular among hikers and mountain bikers, offering excellent views of Diamond Peak across Crescent Lake. A boat ramp is located on-site.

Visitors can take advantage of skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter months. Crescent Lake Snowpark offers a base camp for exciting winter excursions. The Summit Lake Trail is open to snowmobiling.

Facilities

The yurts offers visitors unique camping opportunity. Each is equipped with a bunkbed with one double and one single mattress, a double fold-out futon, a table and chairs and a wood stove. Visitors need to bring their own linens, lantern and eating essentials. Drinking water are provided. No electricity is available.While the campsites are pet-friendly, unfortunately pets are not permitted within the yurts.

The campground is located near a small lodge offering a small general store, restaurant and various types of boat rentals.

Natural Features

Cresent Lake is nestled in a glacier basin east of the towering Cascade Mountain Range. It boasts brilliant blue-green water and sandy beaches.

A forest of lodgepole pine provides the backdrop to this area, with mountain hemlock, fir and spruce also in the mix. Wildlife found in the area includes deer, native fish and migratory birds.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors can explore wilderness areas, rivers, lakes and reservoirs, and approximately 1,600 miles of trails that comprise nearly 2.5 million acres within the Deschutes National Forest and the adjacent Ochoco National Forest.

Lava Lands Visitor Center in nearby Bend, Oregon, and the unique geological landscape of Newberry National Volcanic Monument draw visitors to the region as well.

Visitors enjoy traveling the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, known as Oregon's Highway in the Sky, which climbs into the clouds on a 66-mile drive through the Cascade Range, weaving past snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes.

ADA Access: N

Sites
29
Price
$16.39 - $38.43
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Features
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
No WiFi
Location
Crescent Lake Campground is located in Oregon
Latitude
43.5019 N
Longitude
-121.9744 W
Get Directions
Directions
From Crescent, travel 12.2 miles west on County Road 61, then 3.5 miles north on Highway 58, then 2.6 miles west on Forest Road 60.
5 Reviews of Crescent Lake Campground
Most scenic

This is by far the Most beautiful camping on Crescent Lake. In the fir trees on the temperate side of the lake. It cools off fast as it lies up against a hill. The sites are big, and more private as there are more trees. It’s hard to get bigger rigs in here. Lots of mosquitoes and ticks especially in the early summer months.

Lakeside Camping

This campground offers a bunch of lake view/ lake front camping sites. The sites are spacious with tons of bathrooms (yes, they are super clean for being pit toilets!) and water spouts! The mosquitoes aren’t terrible but are definitely present.

Stunning Lakeside Camping

Great little campground for a weekend escape. Not all sites are lakeside, but all have access to the beautiful view. Getting here is a little off the beaten path, so if you feel lost, you’re going the right way. It gets chilly at night, so pack accordingly. We’ll be back with the family and pups and this time with our kayak and SUP!

Great campground by clear lake

Big sites, boat ramp, clean pit toilets, you can buy firewood from the camp host or at the junction.Next to via a walk over the damn the resort that has a restaurant, dock and small store that rents SUP board, kayaks, wave runners, and canoes by the hour and sells fuel for fishing boats. Nice beach area -clean clear and very cold water-

First to Review
Misty morning on the lake

Perfect little campsites. It gets cold here at night even in the summer. Waking up by the lake is magical. It was foggy last time we were there and all you could see was one sail boat silhouetted on the lake.