Two weekends after Labor Day we arrived without reservations at the campground where we enjoyed a lakeside site. This is a beautifully located, well maintained campground. Hot showers are available on an honor system; donate for the time under the spray.
Some of the campsites are on an incline which would not be good for tent camping.
It has toilets and showers nearby the campsites as well as water spigots. It also has easy access to the lake fo swimming.
camping was good. the lake is close to most of the camp sites so it is easy to go kayaking. Crater Lake National Park is only about a 20 minutes drive…the only thing bring bug spray
Tons of bugs. Beautiful mountain and sunset views. There's a store close, bathrooms, fishing and a restaurant.
What more can you ask for.m? Clear waters, spectacular Mountain Views. Swimming, hiking, camping, fishing, the possibilities are endless. Fill the tank, and hit the road
Diamond Lake, true to it's name, hugs the water with incredible, clear mountain views. There is a lovely lodge that's been part of the resort since it was founded almost a hundred years ago. There is a full service restaurant with breakfast lunch and dinner. Be sure to ask your server if the game meat burgers are in-- whether it's buffalo, boar, or elk depends on the season.
There is also an adorable bar upstairs with fun vintage styling and aquarium. They offer a full selection of craft beer and liquor and a big fire place that they light up in the fall and winter. That's in addition to another small downstairs bar where you can get a different selection of beer and beverages, overlooking a lawn with Adirondack chairs. You can enjoy your drink or a snack while gazing at the lake and the snow-capped peaks in front of you.
Kayak and other boat rentals are available, and the kids will love the bumper car boats near the dock. There is a well stocked general store. All of this is convenient to the cabins and motel-style rooms, which are quite popular. Tent and RV sites are available, too. There are also guided events for the whole family. Lots to do, plenty of creature comforts, and gorgeous views. Plus you are super close to Crater Lake and Umpqua Hotsprings.
I was on a solo road trip this last week and was searching for campsites near Crater Lake and I stumbled upon Diamond Lake. I really like how they have two loops dedicated to first come first serve, thats pretty cool. I got a spot right along the water, bugs weren't bad, and the sunset was amazing that night. The camp staff are super inviting and are pretty awesome! I had an amazing night at the campsite.
The surrounding area is great for recreation, bring your bike and cycle the loop that goes around the entire lake. You get mountain views the entire time. There are loads of hiking, ask the camp staff for trail maps. There is apparently great fishing but I didn't have fishing license.
There are so many sites here, that you could almost get lost. We almost gave up finding the camp host it was so big. We found a site along the lake, looking at the mountain. You could tell the people prior to us were slobs. There was garbage all over and they had their own bathroom spot in the woods adjacent to the site even though the bathroom was a short walk. There were a lot of black flying bugs around which swarmed our site and made doing anything nearly impossible.
its crazy how pretty the view is.. we had a campsite on the lake it was by far one of the biggest campsite we saw. but its very windy spot.. the bathrooms are a good walk away. and the showers are in a different area, they are nice and hott. umm u cant buy firewood there u have to go up to the resort and its $6 a bundle. u can also rent boats.