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Ice Cap Campground

5 Reviews

About This Campground

Ice Cap Campground is 17 miles east of the McKenzie River Ranger Station on Hwy 126. It sits on a bench above the McKenzie River and Carmen Reservoir. However, the river is not visible from the campground. It is shaded by big, beautiful conifers.

Recreation

The McKenzie River National Recreation…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Max Length: 20 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite

Reviews

5 Reviews of Ice Cap Campground

Ratings Breakdown

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 3
Tiffany  T.
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2020

Decent campground but..

This is a decent campground very clean with new tables, fire pits and newer clean vault toilets but there is not a lot of privacy between the sites!

We stayed in site 17, it’s a big site but had zero privacy. I feel 16/17 would make a great double site (see photo). “Hike in” sites seemed to be…

  • Site 17
  • Site 16 (left) and site 17 (right).
Kimberly C.
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2019

Perfect basecamp

Friendly and knowledgeable camp hosts. Vault toilet, mix of tent sites including some walk-ins that are up against the reservoir- you can hear the peaceful running water all day and night. Brand new picnic tables, brand new fencing, and excellent trails. Perfect mix of sun and shade for many of…

L
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2019

Favorite

I’ll add more soon. Most sites are awesome. #17-21 are the best.

Location

Ice Cap Campground is located in Oregon

Directions

From McKenzie Bridge, travel 17.3 miles east on Hwy 126. Turn left at the Ice Cap Campground/Koosah Falls Sign. Follow signs about half a mile to the campground.

Coordinates

44.34027789 N
121.99916667 W

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About This Campground

Ice Cap Campground is 17 miles east of the McKenzie River Ranger Station on Hwy 126. It sits on a bench above the McKenzie River and Carmen Reservoir. However, the river is not visible from the campground. It is shaded by big, beautiful conifers.

Recreation

The McKenzie River National Recreation Trail is a hiking and biking destination. The McKenzie Wild & Scenic River is well known for boating and fishing as are Carmen Reservoir, Fish Lake and Clear Lake. There is a 3 mile loop trail to Koosah Falls and Sahalie Falls.

Facilities

Ice Cap offers 22 campsites with 9 that are walk-in tent sites. The other 13 can accommodate either tents or RVs. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table. There are vault toilets, firewood for sale, and a host onsite.

Natural Features

Located in central Oregon in the Willamette National Forest along the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass National Scenic Byway. Koosah and Sahalie Falls are readily accessible from the campground.

Nearby Attractions

This area of the Willamette National Forest is a destination spot for hiking, biking, fishing, and water sports. A boat ramp and lake access are within one mile, and hot springs, river access and a non-motorized boat ramp are within ten miles. Visitors also enjoy the views along the National Scenic Byway.

ADA Access: N

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