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About West South Twin Campground
Located on the shores of Wikiup Reservoir, adjacent to South Twin Lake, 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. The reservoirs relatively warm water and cooler deep channels generate some of the best fishing in central Oregon. The area is renowned for its brown trout, often reaching 20 pounds, with normal catches in the 5 to 8 pound range. The reservoir also sustains good numbers of kokanee and Coho salmon and decent populations of rainbow trout, brook trout, whitefish and chub. Facilities: Located between South Twin Lake and the Wikiup Reservoir, this facility has easy access to both lakes, which has made this campground popular with boaters. There are 24 sites that are perfect for tent, trailer or RV campers. This campground offers flush toilets as well as a boat launch area leading to Wikiup Reservoir. Across the way is South Twin Lake Campground which offers access to South Twin Lake. 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.
Access
Drive in
Operator
USDA Forest Service
Features
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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Reservable
Location
West South Twin Campground is located in Deschutes National Forest in Oregon
Latitude
43.715 N
Longitude
-121.773 W
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Directions
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.
1 Review of West South Twin Campground
First to Review
Quiet Little Spot on a Quiet Little Beach

This is a small campground on the Wickiup Reservoir. It has two loops, and the smaller loop dead ends at a large quiet spot (or 2) with a quick trail to the water. Big, flat campsites have picnic tables and fire rings, with nearby restrooms and dishwashing stations. Many are surrounded by tall trees, but 12 & 13 get a lot of sun the afternoon.

The best part of this spot is the beautiful, sandy beach down a short trail. We set up chairs and a canopy and stayed by the water all day. It's great for swimming & kayaks & paddleboards & floaties. There were also some people camped ON the beach further up, but that might be dispersed camping rather than a reservable spot.