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Established Camping

Lookout Campground

4 Reviews


National Forest

Willamette National Forest


Lookout Boat Launch and Campground is found on Blue River Reservoir. The campground includes a day use picnic area, a boat launch, floating dock, and a day use/overflow parking area. It is located on a beautiful open meadow with plenty of sunshine.


Fishing, boating, swimming, and water skiing on Blue River Reservoir draw campers here. There is hiking on Buck Mountain Trail and Lookout Creek Old Growth Trail. Sightseeing is popular on the West Cascades National Scenic Byway.


Lookout Campground is popular for group camping, as there are no designated sites. Drinking water, vault toilets, and firewood for sale are provided. There is a host onsite. While the day use parking and boat launch area is paved, the campground side is gravel.

Natural Features

The campground sits on the northeastern shore of Blue River Reservoir and can be accessed by driving the West Cascades National Scenic Byway. It is located in the Willamette National Forest on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains.

Nearby Attractions

Come for water play or fishing at Blue River Reservoir or for exploring the nearby trails and Scenic Byway. Hot springs are loctated within 10 miles.

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  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

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


For Campers

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

For Vehicles

  • Big Rig Friendly

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4 Reviews

Genevieve S.
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2022

Very basic campground

Not much to it, but it was decent for a couple nights stay. The reservoir was almost empty in late September, estimated at about 20%. Sites have picnic table and fire ring, there is water at a community spigot, and pit toilets, but that's it. My Verizon signal was weak but usable. Some trees for shade, and plenty of conifers on the slopes to look at. Also near the experimental forest.

Month of VisitOctober
Angel G.
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2021

No Privacy or Water in Reservoir

Campground is not too bad if you don’t mind the lack of privacy. Most of the sites are out in the open with no shade or trees around. We camped the first weekend of September and the reservoir was empty. We were really disappointed since we chose this campground so we could fish and swim. Our campsite was also full of trash. There was no camp host. So I am not sure who handles the clean up or management there. No one from the campground checked us in or made sure we were the campers on the reservation. The primitive no-reservation sites are a little better. Next year, we will check out Mona Campground instead.

Month of VisitOctober
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Reviewed Sep. 6, 2021

45th birthday

Had a great weekend there and the camp ground was right on the shore , also found a native arrowhead 1st night there which happened to be my 45th birthdsy , memories

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Month of VisitJune


Lookout Campground is located in Oregon

Detail location of campground


From Blue River, travel 3 miles east on Hwy 126. Turn left on FS 15 Road. Go 4 miles to Lookout Boating Site & Campground on left.


44.2047694 N
122.2586 W

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