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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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!
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-
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.