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About Fish Lake Rec Site


Fish Lake Campground is located on the flanks of Steens Mountain, within the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protective Area (CMPA). This area encompasses an extraordinary landscape with deep glacier carved-gorges, stunning scenery, wilderness, wild rivers, a rich diversity of plant and animal species, and a way of life for all who live there. At 7400-foot elevation and set among aspen stands and shore willows, Fish Lake Campground offers great opportunities for swimming, picnicking, cross-country hiking, and fishing the lake for stocked keeper trout planted by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Know Before You Go:

Open Season Fish Lake Campground is open mid-June through October. High Clearance Vehicles Recommended on some portions of the Steens Mountain Loop. 23 Campsites with picnic tables and fire grates; first come, first serve.

  • Universal Access Restroom available.

    Drinking Water available.

  • America the Beautiful Pass accepted.

  • Pack Out Your Trash.

  • Mountain Weather can be unpredictable and change suddenly.

  • Ticks, Mosquitos, and Rattlesnakes may be present during summer months.

  • The Nearest Services are in the communities of Fields, Frenchglen, Crane, or Narrows, Oregon.

Point of Interest:

The Steens Mountain Loop Road is a designated Oregon State Scenic Tour Route. Travel the entire loop to experience all this unique landscape’s scenic vistas and abundant mix of wildlife.

ADA Access: Restrooms

Fee Info
$8 per vehicle per night.
Bureau of Land Management
Drive In
Walk In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
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RVs and Trailers
Max Length: 35 ft.
Fish Lake Rec Site is located in Oregon
42.7403 N
-118.6437 W
Get Directions
From Burns, Oregon, travel southeast for approximately 2 miles on State Highway 78. Turn right onto State Highway 205 and travel south for 60 miles to Frenchglen, Oregon. Continue a short distance past Frenchglen, then turn left onto the Steens Mountain Loop Road. Travel approximately 17 miles before turning right into Fish Lake Campground.
2 Reviews of Fish Lake Rec Site
Quiet and secluded

Went in Mid June and there were maybe 3-4 campers in the whole park. A total of 18-20 sites. Some small for tents. A few large enough for campers. High mountain lake that appeared to have some decent fish population (2-3 fisherman, not camping). Still snow in spots at this time. No bugs, but blowing 20-30 at times.

First to Review
Nice camping in the Steens

Clean campsite. Still moderatly far from the steens but not so far. Close to kiger gorge. Clean bathrooms. Wasnt full at 7pm on a saturday. Nice views of the lake. Bees in site 2-avoid