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Shadow Bay

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About This Campground

Willamette National Forest

Shadow Bay Campground rests on the shores of Waldo Lake in a forest of towering conifers. This large recreation area provides plenty of things to see and do like sailing, canoeing, fishing and swimming.

Recreation

Waldo Lake is circled by the Jim Weaver Loop, a 22-mile hiking and biking…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

Stay Connected

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

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Max Length: 40 ft.

Reviews

3 Reviews of Shadow Bay

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 1
Jordana H.
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2021

Beautiful lake, nice campground

This is a beautiful campground with nice sites. Well maintained. The composting toilets need a revamp to pit toilets. The toilet facilities are clean and disinfected. The lake is AMAZING!

Megan W.
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2019

Beautiful and clean campground on Waldo Lake!

Clean campsite on Waldo Lake with several restroom facilities and clean drinking water! Mosquitos weren’t bad in late August when we visited either!

  • Safely kept boats at the water overnight
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Month of VisitSeptember
Shawn L.
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2019

Can’t wait to go again!

The campground is beautiful. Our site was next to a trail that lead 150 feet down to the lake where there was a bench on a rock outcropping which was a great place to enjoy my morning coffee and watch the sunrise! We’ll definitely be going back again very soon!!

  • (5) View All

Location

Shadow Bay is located in Oregon

Directions

From Oakridge, Oregon: At the intersection of Crestview Street and Oregon State Highway 58 (the only traffic light on State Highway 58 in Oakridge), travel east on Highway 58 for 23.3 miles. Turn left on the Waldo Lake Road/Forest Road 5897 and travel 6.7 miles to Forest Road 5896. Turn left onto Forest Road 5896, travel 1.7 miles and the destination will be on your right.

Coordinates

43.69681048 N
122.04376928 W

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About This Campground

Shadow Bay Campground rests on the shores of Waldo Lake in a forest of towering conifers. This large recreation area provides plenty of things to see and do like sailing, canoeing, fishing and swimming.

Recreation

Waldo Lake is circled by the Jim Weaver Loop, a 22-mile hiking and biking trail. The Shoreline Trail lines the lakeside of the campground and takes hikers and bikers to a network of other trails. From there, hikers can continue into the Waldo Lake Wilderness, but mountain bikers are not allowed in Wilderness. The lake offers boating and swimming. A boat ramp is located on-site.

Facilities

This 92 site campground is less busy than its neighboring campground, North Waldo, resulting in a quieter atmosphere. Nineteen sites are reservable. Garbage containers and gray water disposal areas are available at the campground.

Natural Features

Shadow Bay Campground is located on a large bay at the south end of Waldo Lake. It is considerably wetter than either North Waldo or Islet Campground, supporting a more diverse and prolific ground cover, and also more mosquitos. Situated high on the western slopes of the Oregon Cascades at 5,400 feet in elevation, Waldo Lake is one of the purest lakes in Oregon (9.8 square miles with a maximum depth of 427 feet). It has no permanent inlet to bring nutrients into the lake for plant growth. The lack of plant life contributes to its purity, allowing you to see to depths of 120 feet on a calm day.

Nearby Attractions

Explore Waldo Lake and surrounding hiking trails for views of the snow-capped North, Middle and South Sisters, three of the seven major peaks in Willamette National Forest.

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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