$25 / night

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Ice Cap Campground

9 Reviews

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This facility is now managed by Linn County Parks and Recreation.

About

USDA Forest Service

Willamette National Forest

Overview

There are 22 campsites, 9 of which are walk-in tent only sites; the remaining sites can accommodate trailers up to 20 feet in length.__ There are 2 picnic sites located immediately inside the entrance up on a rise.__ There are two double vault toilets in the center of the campground; they are wheelchair accessible.__ This campground has both reservable and FCFS sites. This is a__Scan and Pay campground. There are no refunds, modifications, cancellations, or other fee changes allowed with Scan and Pay payments. This system is the same as putting cash into a fee tube and cannot be refunded. Reservations may be made up to 6 months in advance of arrival date by reserving online at RECREATION.GOV or by calling 877-444-6777.

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.

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For facility specific information, please call (541) 967-3917.

Nearby Attractions

McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass National Scenic Byway, McKenzie River National Recreation Trail (hiking and mountain biking destination), the McKenzie Wild & Scenic River for boating and fishing, Carmen Reservoir for boating and fishing, Sahalie and Koosah Falls and the 3-mile waterfalls loop trail.__ 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.

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

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Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

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

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites

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9 Reviews

Ann W.
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2023

Favorite campground

This is one of our favorite campgrounds. Nice large sites with space between sites. Campground is very quite. Plenty of hiking without having to drive to a TH. More hiking all around the area that you can drive to TH. Waterfalls are beautiful. Nice little hike down to Carmen reservoir for swimming. Super cold water but feels good on a hot day.

Site12
Month of VisitJuly
j
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2022

Private site with a creek

Ice cap campground is walking distance to Koosah falls and a short distance along the waterfall trail to Sahalie falls. It’s a great campground if you’re in the area to hike to Tamolitch falls or kayak at Clear Lake. The site itself is slanted at the picnic table and around the fire pit but it isn’t horrible. There are some rock stairs (6-7) you have to walk down to the site but they’re part of what makes it private. No cell service at all. Love it!

Site21
Month of VisitJuly
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Laura M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2021

Beautiful and Green

Off hwy 126 follow the road to the campground. Right before the campground is an area to the left that states RV parking. Just past this point you can turn right and head to Koosah Falls or turn left and head into the campground and day use area. 

The campground has variety of sites, mostly flat, with different sized parking pads for vehicles. The sites are set up so you aren’t right next to your vehicle but off a little ways. This set up is not ideal if you have a trailer or RV or even a van. The parking areas themselves are fairly smaller in size than normal. All sites had picnic tables and fire pits though fires are NOT allowed at this time. Some are more private than others. 

Pit toilets, garbage and hand pump water throughout.

$18/night

$8 day use 

Zero cell service ATT, Verizon or TMobile

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Location

Ice Cap Campground is located in Oregon

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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

44.3402778 N
121.9991667 W

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