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Little Lava Lake

10 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Deschutes National Forest

Little Lava Lake Campground is located along the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway in the Central Oregon Cascades.

Recreation

Little Lava Lake Campground provides recreation opportunities for fishing, paddling, swimming and hiking. For anglers, the 130-acre Little Lava Lake offers a quiet…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Max Length: 40 ft.

Reviews

10 Reviews of Little Lava Lake

Ratings Breakdown

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2021

turned into family tradition

started camping at little lava lake when I was a kid with the family every summer and still do as an adult with my own family. place is absolutely gorgeous, there's hiking trails, fishing, and great people there's a lodge market at lava lake not to far away pet friendly and bathrooms tent camping…

Month of VisitSeptember
N
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2020

Nice Campground but River absent. Site#8 was awful.

Made reservation early and still seemed that it wasn't the one I picked.  River wasn't flowing from Lake due to drought.  Site#8 was at the fork in the road and dust was near unbearable,  no shade till evening. I've camped here for 10 years and it's not the same since Forest Service has taken over.

DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2020

Small

This is a very small campground. The lake is beautiful though...when you drive in, you have to turn around in the boat launch area and go the single lane back out...fyi

Location

Little Lava Lake is located in Oregon

Directions

From Bend, travel 38.4 miles southwest on Cascade Lakes Hwy (46), then 0.7 miles east on Forest Road 4600 500, and then 0.4 miles east on Forest Road 4600 520.

Coordinates

43.91011616 N
121.76169736 W

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About This Campground

Little Lava Lake Campground is located along the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway in the Central Oregon Cascades.

Recreation

Little Lava Lake Campground provides recreation opportunities for fishing, paddling, swimming and hiking. For anglers, the 130-acre Little Lava Lake offers a quiet alternative to its larger neighbor to the north, Lava Lake. Reaching a maximum depth of 20 feet, the lake supports planted Rainbow trout, some Brook trout, and self-sustaining populations of Whitefish and Tui Chub. Bait, lures, flies, still fishing and trolling are all acceptable angling methods.

Facilities

Little Lava Lake Campground's campsites are predominately located under lodgepole pine canopy with some sites located along the lakeshore and the Deschutes River.

There is a boat ramp and a day use area that can be used at Little Lava Lake for a fee.

Natural Features

Little Lava Lake is located on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range at an elevation of 4,740 feet. The small lake is surrounded by mature pine forests with bull rushes and lava outcroppings lining its shores. 

Nearby Attractions

Visitors can explore wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers, lakes and reservoirs and approximately 1,600 miles of trails within the Deschutes 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 will also enjoy traveling the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway which climbs into the Cascades over a 66-mile drive through snow-capped peaks and alongside alpine lakes.

A nearby resort on Lava Lake offers lodging and a limited selection of groceries.

ADA Access: N

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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