About Prospect OHV Dispersed Camping
National Forest
No ADA Access
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Pets
Not Reservable
No Showers
No Toilets
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RVs and Trailers
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
Prospect OHV Dispersed Camping is located in Umpqua National Forest in Oregon
42.8605 N
-122.4918 W
Get Directions
From Prospect, OR, travel north on State Highway 62 (Crater Lake Highway) for 1 mile. Trailhead parking and staging area is on the left.
1 Review of Prospect OHV Dispersed Camping
Fantastic alternative to Crater Lake camping

When we visited Crater Lake in April, we knew we'd have to find alternative camping because the park campgrounds would be covered in several feet of snow.

We were able to find many options for camping on the way to Crater Lake, before entering the park boundaries. Check the regulations and guidelines before you head out, because there are specific areas where you can pull off and find a place to camp. For us, there were plenty of small unpaved roads where we could find a quiet, flat place for our tent.

Crater Lake is one of the areas in the U.S. that receives the most snowfall each year, so their roads are often unplowed until well into the summer season. In the winter and spring, the park offers free snowshoe tours which offer an overview of the park and great views of the lake.

Even though much of the park is inaccessible during April, we'd still recommend going if you have the chance. The winter views are incredible, too!

You can read much more about our two days in the park on our blog: Switchback Kids (Crater Lake)