Pine Meadows Campground is located on Cottage Grove Lake in Oregon's southern Willamette Valley.
Cottage Grove Lake and its shoreline, set in the gently rolling hills of the Willamette Valley, are used for numerous outdoor activities both on land and on water. There are boat ramps at Lakeside Park and Wilson Creek Park nearby, giving visitors easy access to the lake for boating and fishing. Families can use the swim beach or picnic along the shore. The lake is also a designated stop along the Big River Loop of the Willamette Valley Birding Trail, a self-guided driving tour that includes 138 birding hotspots.
The campground has nearly 100 sites that each offer fire rings and picnic tables, several of which are on the lake shore. Sites 1-92 are standard sites within the main campground at Pine Meadows. Sites A - O are primitive sites with limited amenities on a loop adjacent to Pine Meadows Campground.
Other amenities include flush toilets, showers, a dump station, children's play area and a swim area.
Located in the low foothills of the Calapooya Mountains, Pine Meadows is surrounded by a diverse mixture of marshland, coniferous forests, and grasslands. The area is managed to provide habitat for a wide variety of wildlife species, including waterfowl, black-tailed deer, upland game birds, songbirds, bald eagles, osprey, and many other species. Visitors can see rare birds like the purple martin, the willow flycatcher, and the yellow-breasted chat in the lake area. Osprey and purple martins nest in nearby structures.
ADA Access: N
The road into the campground was narrow and winding. The swimming area was closed due to low water level, but there were other spots to access the lake. No alcohol allowed. The turn around would be difficult for larger trailers.
Fun lake camping with shaded campsites that are cool in the summer. You can rent lake boats, paddle boards and other swim type toys and their facilities include summer type treats as well. Campsites are near the lake and great for larger parties or private events.
This is a nice enough campground. Our camping spot had a direct path to the water but unfortunately, due to algae levels, we couldn’t go in. There is a small play structure for kids and tons of bats to watch at night. No alcohol as the campground is run by the Army Corp of Engineers.
This campground is run by the Army Core of Engineers, so if you have the Federal Access Pass enjoy half off your stay :)
Several campsites right along the lake. The playground is nice and right next to the beach. However before getting in the water, look for signs for swimmers itch or blue/green algae :( Restrooms with showers were pretty clean.
The campsites are pretty spacious which is really nice!
Overall a nice place to camp with views if you don't mind not getting into the water.
something for everyone, Camping, campfires,kayaks smores amd bike riding!