Bend , OR

Joined August 2020

Ok place

Very small campground with difficult spots to get in. Narrow road getting in and out. Not a lot todo, Odell creek is on the west side, no swimming holes as it is shallow. A fire came through here a few years ago and the surrounding landscape is barren of any trees. With pandemic camping, I was surprised to see it packed this summer. Davis lake is fly fishing only. Trout and Large Bass inhabit the lake. Please take as many illegally introduced Bass you can. Deep fried they are tasty. Weed line by lava campground is best haunt for bass.

Nice, but lock your stuff

Nice level sites, very hard to get reservations. They are drawing Wickiup way down every year now to put water in the river for the frog. Plan on it being UN boa-table early July. Thieves run rampant here. Do not leave you stuff unattended, it will walk off with no recourse. Sheriffs are busy patrolling water here a lot once fishing season opens.

Nice spot close to towns.

Very nice campground with great trees and level sites. Clean and easy to navigate around. A perfect place to “shakedown” that new RV you bought for pandemic family tune.

Nice getaway

With all the major lakes flooded with people now, this is a nice little campground tucked away but not to far to drive to lakes and play for the day. Mosquitos are insane in the early summer. The creek is nice but quite brushy, so waders if you want to fish.

Very nice

This is a great snow park and your best chance at finding snow on Hwy 58 in the winter. Trails take off from here to some awesome lakes.

Picture Perfect

Awesome views. Almost all sites are on the water. Mornings are glass, afternoons are hurricanes. Sites are smaller and better suited for tent trailers and R-Pods, tents.

It’s a snow park

Nice big open, paved snow park with a newer shelter. Easy to get to year round, roads Are plowed. It doesn’t snow much here anymore. It’s being used more for overflow camping now that most campgrounds are full all summer. Decent dirt roads to walk around. Newer toilets. Store down the street and awesome chicken at Manleys.

Most scenic

This is by far the Most beautiful camping on Crescent Lake. In the fir trees on the temperate side of the lake. It cools off fast as it lies up against a hill. The sites are big, and more private as there are more trees. It’s hard to get bigger rigs in here. Lots of mosquitoes and ticks especially in the early summer months.

Best the Lake has to offer

By far the most private and beautiful camping in the lake. Reservable, paved, out of the wind with flush toilets and showers. Nice big spots for you and your friends to hang out.


This is the bigger of the two non-group camps on Crescent. Spring is more arid (lodgepole pine) and thus dusty. Many sites are short and uneven for bigger rigs. The middle loops are best if you have a longer trailer. Do not plan on privacy here. Sites are wide open and people pay zero respect to your space. They will walk right through your site to get to the water. This is noise, and packed. Especially now that Covid has made instant campers out of everyone.

Boat ramp is rough, dock is out of the water most of the year. Wind hits hard in the afternoons. Plan on snow until mid June

First to Review

First glance, one big spot on the water all to your group. It’s is that nice.

No water, 1 old pit toilet. Shut the gate to keep everyone out. Horse people will walk through anyway, and leave smelly gifts.

We stopped trying to get this site. With new online reservations, we have only been able to stay 2 times in 15 years. So really it’s almost a lifetime experience LOL.

This lake has been FOUND. It is packed to the gills all summer.