Devils Lake Campground campground offers ten hike-in, tent-only sites. Site parking is at the South Sisters/Devils Lake Trailhead. Camping is allowed only in designated campsites. Only foot or horse traffic is permitted on trails in this area. This campground is a gateway to the Three Sisters Wilderness and one of the most popular routes to hike South Sister. Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass May 1 – September 30. Passes are available at this site, but can also be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased. Acceptable passes include: $5 Day Pass Northwest Forest Pass Interagency Annual Pass Interagency Senior Pass (America the Beautiful, Golden Age) Interagency Access Pass Interagency Military Pass Every Kid in a Park Pass Northwest Forest ePass
I stayed here alone the night before I hiked up South Sister.
There are a decent amount of people who come this way, even on the SS trail… except when you start at 3AM there is no one.
Highly recommend staying here, either for the lake or it’s proximity to so many other great hikes
You are also really close to an open meadow with a creek running through it right off the road 126, but seriously it’s a stunning vantage point.
There are two Devil’s lake campground. This one in particular is along the subalpine Devil’s Lake of central Oregon (NOT the beach) - sorry, no yurts, cabins, or marketplaces here.
It’s pretty amazing, though, as long as you plan for it! There are no drive-up sites, they’re all walk-ins. This is the access point for local trails like the PCT and South Sister summit trail.
Just a day at the lake is great though! I’ve spent a lot of time scrambling around this area and camping at Devil’s lake. Definitely worth it for a slightly more “rustic” adventure!
This is a great campground during the summer months. The ground is typically dry and you are in close proximity to the beach. If you reserve the right campsite, you’ll also be just a stones throw from devils lake.
If you plan on booking a trip in the late Fall/winter, be sure to call ahead of your trip. I’ve been here in the fall when more than half the campsites were flooded or filled with standing water.
I stayed in a yurt in this campground and had a great time. Beautiful scenery coupled with a short distance to the ocean make this a great spot. There is easy access to the bathroom and the layout of the paths and the road make this site very easy to navigate and enjoy.
Large camping lots with RV pads, short walk to the docks, fishing, hiking and the ocean. Lots to see, beautiful sunsets.