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About Three Creeks Lake Campground

Three Creeks Lake Campground is the last of four facilities located on Three Creeks Lake and provides campers with beautiful views of the water and surrounding nature.

Recreation

Neighboring Driftwood Campground is at the head of the Tam McArthur Trail which is a short, reasonably easy hike that provides great views of the Sisters' Faith (North), Hope (Middle) and Charity (South). The Three Sisters are volcanic peaks and are the third-, fourth- and fifth-highest peaks in Oregon. Three Creeks Lake is easy to fish from shore or by wading, but boat fishing is the most popular method. Only non-motorized boating is allowed.

Facilities

Three Creeks Lake Campground can accommodate RV, trailer or tent-campers however water and electric hookups are not available. This is a no water facility so campers will need to bring their own supply. All sites are equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill and the campground has vault toilets available.

Natural Features

This campground sits right on the water providing campers with wonderful views of adjacent Three Creeks Lake. Located in a glacial cirque below Tam McArthur Rim, the lake is 28-acre alpine gem with an elevation of 6,550 ft. surrounded by old growth forest. The outlet stream from the lake flows northward and is joined by two other streams to form Three Creek. The shoreline of Three Creek Lake varies from gentle slope to rocky cliff. Maximum depth is 28 feet down the center and near the cliff on the south end of the lake.

Nearby Attractions

The close proximity to the town of Sisters offers many additional amenities and attractions, as well as the nearby Tam McArthur Trail and Sisters Wilderness Trails.

Visitors can explore wilderness areas, rivers, lakes and reservoirs, and approximately 1,600 miles of trails that comprise nearly 2.5 million acres within the Deschutes National Forest and the adjacent Ochoco National Forest. Many enjoy traveling the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, known as Oregon's Highway in the Sky, which climbs into the clouds on a 66-mile drive through the Cascade Range, weaving past snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes.

To the north the Camp Sherman Fish Viewing Platform allows visitors the chance to view a variety of types of fish while the Metolius Research Natural Area gives bird watchers ample opportunities. Visit the Metolius Fish Hatchery or Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery display ponds to observe and feed different types of salmon and other fish. The Metolius-Windigo Trail, open to hikers, bikers and horses, is more than 100 miles in length and begins near the Metolius River headwaters west of the town of Sisters, Oregon. The trail was created in the 1980s primarily to serve long-distance horse riders seeking an alternative to the Pacific Crest Trail.

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. It is a great starting point for visitors to learn about the diverse landscape and history of the area through interpretive programs and exhibits. Visitors can also explore the Lava River Cave, located in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. At 5,211 feet in length, the northwest section of the cave is the longest continuous lava tube in Oregon.

ADA Access: N

Sites
11
Price
$15.48 - $17.48
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Three Creeks Lake Campground is located in Oregon
Latitude
44.0929 N
Longitude
-121.6307 W
Get Directions
Directions
From Sisters, OR: Travel 17.0 miles south on Forest Road 16 (Elm Street in Sisters).
4 Reviews of Three Creeks Lake Campground
Too many people

The new management company definitely forgets to make the rounds. The place was packed with day users and campsites were overcrowded (12 cars next to us, 25 people in one site). It is a lovely lake but human impact may shut it down.

I'm sure covid has played a part, but the reserve system is bringing in a different type of camper than we are comfortable with, and pushing away those "in exploration mode".

I hope something happens soon before the area degenerates into a dog park/party place.

Solid Little Campground

Stayed here on our first night around the broken top loop.  Clean Pit Toilets, and was clean and quiet.

Family friendly campsite!!!

This campsite is perfect for families. The lake is large enough to kayak, paddle board, or fish in. Bonus for families with small kids is a beach like area with shallow water. Don’t forget to day hike up further to see a couple hidden pools of water. Check out the small store and grab some ice-cream!!! The one downside is no running water so make sure to bring enough for drinking, cleaning and cooking with. Also, get there early since sites are first come first and don’t cost. For a family with five kids we will for sure be back!!!

First to Review
Amazing Lake

What a great spot to camp. I just spent 3 days there with my son. The campground has numbered lots that surround the lake. Great views of the water and you can see the 3 Sisters mountains as well. Be sure to hike the Tam McArthur rim trail to get up above the lake and see it all.

Cons: mosquitos and flys. Not terrible but definitely an issue for us. Nothing some bug spray wouldn’t fix.