Adam D.

San Francisco, CA

Joined August 2020

Close together but nice

Sites are close together and some are smaller than others despite being labeled as 12x12 but if that doesn’t bother you (didn’t bother me) then it’s a great spot and as close as you can get (not that close) to camping in Crater Lake. Plenty of water spigots around and flush toilet bathrooms. Apparently there are showers too but they were closed while we were there due to COVID.

Great site near Terwilliger Hotsprings and Blue Pool, Super Friendly Hosts

There is no potable water at this site but there is a well pump at the nearby sister site French Pete. That’s also the home site of the friendly hosts Thom and Amy.

Bathrooms here are hard-to-breathe smelly but are physically clean.

Nice proximity to the river and sounds nice at night. Surprisingly few mosquitoes.

All the sites are pretty nice. Loved being enveloped by all the trees.

No cell service (ATT/Verizon).

Quick drive to Terwilliger Hot Springs.

Beautiful Desert Grounds, Relentless Truck Noise on Weekdays

Site has no water so pack in plenty. Camp host sells firewood. Fires are allowed in the fire rings. High Desert, plan accordingly. Overall grounds were very clean and sites are plenty big. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

We were there in mid-August and only 3-4 of the 66 sites were occupied. Plenty of space to spread out. Not many trees for privacy or noise abatement but folks were quiet at night. A few sites at the entrance and Site 26 and 47 had some trees and light shade cover. Weekends are nice. I assume all weekdays are noisy. Got there Sunday afternoon and it was nice and quiet. That evening it was just the stars, coyotes, occasional cow and car driving by the main road. Monday was relentless. There is a commercial aggregate operation across the road and they run big trucks between sites non-stop (every 5 minutes) 24 hours starting Monday morning and all Monday night through Tuesday until we left. There is a slight grade so trucks are climbing and engine braking back and forth so their extra noisy. I assume this happens on all weekdays.

Bathrooms were clean (even the portapoties). Didn’t interact with camp host much but he seemed nice and was respectful of our space and privacy.