About South Twin Lake Campground
Located on the shore of South Twin Lake near Wikiup Reservoir, this campground offers visitors some of the most stunning scenery in central Oregon and easy access to an abundance of recreational activities in the Cascade region. The campground is a favorite among visitors to the area, and sites are scattered among a mixed, yet open conifer forest, giving sunshine a chance to filter through. Several sites sit on along the waterfront. Natural Features: This is one of central Oregons best wildlife viewing sites, attracting a variety of nesting and migrating birds. Fantastic nearby peaks, lava flows and old-growth forests also provide visitors with a variety of landscapes. Wetlands, diverse forests, and rocky slopes near the campground provide a necessary habitat for shorebirds, porcupine, deer, bats and the occasional black bear. Recreation: The unique location of South Twin Campground offers visitors opportunities to hike shoreline trails, shaded forests and nearby alpine vistas. Visitors also enjoy boating, canoeing, swimming and fishing. This is mainly a fishing lake as motorized boats are not allowed. Facilities: Located on South Twin Lake, this facility boasts 21 campsites that are perfect for tent, trailer or RV campers. This campground offers potable water and flush toilets as well as a nearby boat launch area leading to the water. Each site comes with a picnic table and is equipped with a fire ring. The lake is screened by heavy forest, and generally stays relatively windless and calm Nearby Attractions: Lava Lands Visitor Center in nearby Bend, Oregon, 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.
Drive In, Hike In
USDA Forest Service
South Twin Lake Campground is located in Deschutes National Forest in Oregon
From Bend, travel 26.8 miles south on Hwy 97 to Wickiup Junction, then 11.0 miles west on County Road 43, then continue 4.6 miles west on Forest Road 42, and finally 2.0 miles south on Forest Road 4260.
3 Reviews of South Twin Lake Campground
Lots to see and do at South Twin Lake. I really enjoyed the hiking trails and exploring. The lake and day use area was very busy at times (very family friendly!) A fun spot to go lay out in the sun, go swimming, or trout fishing!
l backpacked to this campground with 4 teens and 2 millennial’s with minimal experience. It went great. The Boys loved swimming in the lake and the adults took a hike to Palmateer Peak (highly suggested). The only cons are the mosquitos and amount of people camping at the lake. I would highly suggest this for beginners, families, and a day hike.
First to Review
Loved this spot. Some great trails accessible for hiking. Although, the trails are not marked that well. Still beautiful and the lakes and nearby reservoir are great. Campsites are big and are drive up