Standard (Tent/RV)
Dispersed
Tent Sites
About Cave Lake Campground

The Campground at Cave Lake is little used and the perfect place for a week-end or week long getaway. 

Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Features
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
Picnic Table
Toilets
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RVs and Trailers
Max Length: 16 ft.
Location
Cave Lake Campground is located in California
Latitude
41.9786 N
Longitude
-120.2044 W
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Directions
From Lakeview, Oregon go south 14 miles on US Hwy 395 and into California to County Road 2. Turn east on County Road 2 and continue for 7 miles to the campground. From Alturas travel north on US Hwy 395 approximately 38 miles to County Road 2. Turn east on County Road 2 and continue for 7 miles to the campground.
1 Review of Cave Lake Campground
First to Review
Isolated Gem

Pros: Totally isolated (during the week). Stunning views of surrounding mountains and forest with a crystal clear lake (Cave Lake) for swimming and fishing. Sites equipped with fire pits and picnic tables. Pit toilets. Camped directly next to lake. Stargazing was absolutely breathtaking. One of our very favorite sites just over the Oregon-California border.

Cons: No water. Difficult climb/drive without good tires or 4WD (very steep, high grade road that is mostly dirt and large rocks).

Tips: 4WD/AWD is a must. And drive slowly (see above). We popped a tire in our SUV on the way up, but totally worth it.