The best camping near Crater Lake National Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Crater Lake adventure.

The best camping near Crater Lake National Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Crater Lake adventure.

Camping near Crater Lake National Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Crater Lake adventure.

Take in dramatic views and crystalline water at the deepest lake in the country.  

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Crater Lake Resort

24 sites · RVs, Tents13 acres · Chiloquin, OR
Our property has been in business in one way or another for over 70 years. The stick built cabins are pre 1950's and no one really knows for sure how old they truly are. We are located on Fort Creek named after the creek that ran through Fort Klamath. Fort Creek is a beautiful 30' wide meandering creek that runs the length of the property north to south. We offer free use of our Old Town Canoes to paddle along it's extent and on up creek to a beaver damn. There is a fun hiking trail that runs over two bridges that span the creek, one covered and one floating. We also offer free catch and release fishing, there are Rainbow and Brown Trout in our waters. Fort Klamath is the birthplace and home of the US Army 1st Cavalry and our property is located on the the Forts Southeastern grounds. We are 9 miles from the southern border of the National Park and 23 miles from the southern Rim and Rim Village.
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Umpqua's Last Resort

33 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents4 acres · Idleyld Park, OR
Umpqua’s Last Resort is nestled along the North Umpqua River in the Umpqua National Forest. This region of the Oregon Cascade Mountains is commonly referred to as “Oregon’s Emerald-Jewel Gateway” to Crater Lake National Park. Spectacular marble river views, volcanic formations, thundering waters, and towering firs are just the beginning… the North Umpqua River is World Class! Settled in the community of Dry Creek, 27-miles east of Idleyld Park [Idle-wild Park] on the North Umpqua River, Umpqua's Last Resort hosts fifteen 50/30/20amp Full Hook-up RV Sites, Glamping Tents, Camper Cabins, a Tiny Home, RV Experiences, heated shower house & restrooms, mountain Wi-Fi, access to the North Umpqua River & Dry Creek. Umpqua’s Last Resort is a privately owned recreational vehicle park & campground located on exclusive private-property deep in the heart of the Umpqua National Forest. As a proud equal opportunity recreation provider we thank you for your interest.
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Myrtle's Place

2 sites · Lodging, RVs28 acres · Chiloquin, OR
Beautiful property close to Crater Lake National Park. The Wood River runs through it. The 28 acres is mostly undeveloped, but there are a few houses and a restroom outbuilding. Bring your kids, bring your dogs; enjoy the beautiful setting. We have a few kayaks, or there are rental kayaks available nearby. NOTE: Please be aware that the mosquitos can be very bad here at times.
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Crater Lake Private Woodlands

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Prospect, OR
Private and protected forest woodlands, trails, wildlife, ponds, wildflowers, old growth timber and views. Unspoiled nature at its best! We are located in southern Oregon near Crater Lake NP, just off of hwy 62, part of the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, more commonly known as the "highway of waterfalls" and near the little town of Prospect on what is known as the beautiful side of Crater Lake NP. Three waterfalls, a pizza parlor, the Prospect Cafe, and the Historic Hotel are all within a two-mile radius. If you're after that famous pie at Beckie's Cafe, you are 10 minutes close. Our 100 acre ranch allows us to host guests in their own RV's, at camp/tent sites, or in our new A-frame Cabin all located in private, and even secluded, sites. Several well maintained trails wind throughout the property and can be enjoyed by guests. Nature enthusiasts enjoy the hiking, wildlife viewing, and the beautiful ponds and woods. Crater Lake Woodlands is part of the historic Katydid Ranch. Once owned by Boise Cascade who used it both for growing seedlings to replant logged mountain sides and as a vacation getaway for their executives, the story of Katydid Ranch goes back to the early 1900's when it's owner named "Katy" used it as the "half-way" overnight lodging for horse & buggy guests traveling to Crater Lake from the Rogue Valley. Leaving the valley at the crack of dawn, they could arrive at "Katy's" by nightfall, in time for a meal and sound mountain sleep. They'd hitch up at dawn and make it to Crater Lake by nightfall. Historically, the first residents were the Rogue River Takelma and Latgawa native Americans. Latgawa lived in the Rogue Valley of interior southwest Oregon. In their own language "Latgawa" means "those living in the “uplands," though they were also known as the Walumskni by the neighboring Klamath tribes. Specifically, Ha-ne-sakh. The Latgawa were one of two peoples who spoke the Takelma language. They were hunters, gatherers, weavers and fished the Rogue River. They were known to have a stationary settlement and trading post at the Katydid Ranch location. Their tribes lived in the upper Rogue River area extending beyond Prospect and Union up to Crater Lake. Since we've owned the Ranch, we've maintained the custom of welcoming overnight guests and at the same time, we continue to honor the protected wildlife designation given to it back in the 50's. Wildlife viewing is one the delights we share with our guests. Please be mindful of native wildlife keeping dogs on leash so as to avoid chasing and barking at wildlife. Thank you. The animals here include, but are not limited to black tail deer, elk, fox, coyote, ringtailed cat, raccoon, skunk, and also typically farther up the mountain are the elusive mountain lions and black bear which we have never spotted on our property. The ponds and surrounding area are home to migratory to the Oregon Pond turtle, Canada geese, quail, wild turkeys, various owls including the great horned owls, hawks, cranes and eagles. Our pond bird watcher friends spotted Common Mergansers, Ring Necked Ducks, Canada Geese…and a Loon. The bull frogs orchestrate the evening and can be heard at times throughout the day. Katydid Ranch is a wildlife sanctuary. The flora and fauna of the forest is abundant and diverse. This land is home to many native grasses, ferns, and berries, wild flowers, as well as many other edible and medicinal plants and numerous varieties of mushrooms. If you are visiting during blackberry season, feel free to pick, pick, pick and indulge. Katydid trees include old growth Douglas Fir, Ponderosa, Sugar, and Jeffrey Pine, various Cedar tree varieties, Incense Cedar, the majestic Pacific Madrone, Alder, Big Leaf Maple, Black and White Oak, Dog wood, and Vine Maple. You may also spot the prolific wild hazelnuts. As Forest Stewards, we are committed to maintaining a well balanced and diverse forest ecosystem.
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Mt. Scott Camping

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Chiloquin, OR
A dry campsite on one acre lot of lodge pole pines in the neighborhood of Mount Scott Meadows. Set your tent up anywhere you want on our property. Enjoy the forest and relax before you venture to Crater Lake, or just unwind in the forest the entire stay! A dry sink and counter is available to clean/ prep food or whatever you may need. A rustic composting toilet is also on site. We are available until 10pm every evening via this website and text message/phone call. We live off site, so we will not be there to greet you. Completely independent camping/ site access and check in.
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Private, gated, forested

3 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Prospect, OR
Old mill property with wildlife and forests.Learn more about this land:Enjoy the private tranquility of the Cascade Mountains in this beautiful rural Full hookup RV site woodlands setting amidst trees and trails. Great for travelers who need a private place to park their fully self-contained home-on-wheels while traveling to Crater Lake National Park and the scenic Rogue-Umpqua area of the Cascades. Only 24 miles from the NP south entrance (on the Prospect desirable side of the NP) and most likely the closest private RV spot. 1/2 mile outside of the little town of Prospect, 1 mile to the Rogue River (fishing and rafting), 1 mile to 3 waterfalls, 8 miles to Lost Creek Lake (boating and recreation), plus an abundance of hiking trails in nearby local area. After viewing the amazing star-filled night skies, fall into a deep relaxed sleep and wake up to birds singing, enjoy your coffee and a nature walk. This serene and quiet RV spot consists of an open space nestled in beautiful mixed woodlands of mature doug fir, cedar, pine and madrone on our 60 acre property (You won’t see our house or shop since these RV spot is on the other side of the property). RV space has 50 amp power, well water and RV sewer. Your own toilet is a must. Be prepared to “Pac-in, pack-out.”  This is a protected wilderness area. There’s a mix of sun and shade. At approximately 2600 ft elevation, a fresh gentle breeze significantly cools the late afternoon and evening summer temperatures. Most cell service carriers do get reception at this location, however, there is no WIFI. This can be a pull-through-and-around area. A long RV/trailer may need to make a y turn.  Short distance nature trails in the adjacent woodlands can be enjoyed in the immediate area. You will be alone in this no-frills spot. Just you and nature and your RV home.
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Wood River Valley Camp

3 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Fort Klamath, OR
Basic campground 7 miles from Crater Lake Park boundary. We offer picnic table, potable water, and a clean porta potty. Lovely view of the Woodriver Valley and Cascades. Sites nestled in old growth Ponderosa and Aspen. Please note before booking: *HIGHWAY: camp sites are close enough to the highway 62, you will hear traffic. *DUST: dirt road does not have gravel and is dusty. *MOSQUITOS: we have plenty of mosquitos here. It is near the historic town of Ft. Klamath and amenities as well as public river access. We do not allow fires as it is wild fire country. It is basic camping and the price reflects this; we are the most affordable hip camp in the area.
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Healing Waters

4 sites · Lodging, Tents60 acres · Tiller, OR
60 acres straddling the upper South Umpqua. A large pond with active beaver.a mile of riverbank and a seasonal private island to explore. An abundance of wildlife are frequently seen on the property,including,bear,elk,deer ,geese,ducks,otter,muskrat,turtles,bats,a large variety of birds, butterflies,and more.Incredible views of the sky and stars at nite. Secluded sites on the river with a hot shower and toilet. Internet is available in some areas. Private cooking area, trails along a mile of river ,on the property including around the beaver pond.see where they have downed trees. Explore the private river island .play at nearby south umpqua falls. Visit the mountain caves or see the many waterfalls on the north umpqua. So many activities to choose from.Some of the pictures included are of the surrounding area.
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Owl Creek Cabin Mountain Getaway

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Ashland, OR
Owl Creek Cabin is a secluded mountain getaway in the Southern Cascades east of Ashland Oregon. It's a perfect place for a creative retreat where solos or couples can leave the distractions of their everyday world behind. You'll be greeted when you arrive, walk a short trail to the cabin, and be shown how to use some of its features such as the outdoor firepit, grill, and attic sleeping loft. In snow season (December to May) you'll need all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive with all-weather tires. The roads and driveway to the cabin are plowed and kept in good shape but there will be packed snow on the road at our elevation - 4600 feet. Please arrive by 8 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine or mug of cocoa around the fire pit (NOTE: September through May we provide a propane fire pit), a great way to unwind, relax and appreciate the nature around you. The cabin is stocked with dishes, and a mini kitchen with a toaster oven, microwave, refrigerator, electric kettle, and coffeemaker. A picnic table and gas grill with a skillet and saucepan allow outside cooking and dining. The outdoor soaking tub is open June thru Oct. The cabin is equipped for comfort and is surrounded by forestland with miles of trails. Nearby Howard Prairie Lake and Lake of the Woods offer boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing with hiking trails around. It’s a scenic drive to beautiful Lake of the Woods on the way to Crater Lake National Park. Situated on five wooded acres, the cabin is next to a seasonal creek and adjacent to open BLM forested lands. You can hike out the door or drive 10 miles to catch the Pacific Crest Trail, or the trailhead to Grizzly Peak with views of the Rogue Valley and the Siskiyou Mountains. Trail maps are provided. Owl Creek Cabin offers beauty, solitude, fresh air, and plenty of wildlife. The cabin accommodates up to 4 guests.
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Heartline Ranch and Tipi Village

14 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents250 acres · Chiloquin, OR
Stay in one of our Native American Tipis, nestled into the forest next to the Winema National Forest. We have miles of hiking trails, and lots of wildlife in the way of birds, bunnys, chipmonks and the occasional deer and elk, and are across from the Pelican Butte mountains. Experience what few get to know- what it's like to be in a real Native American Tipi. Come experience the outdoors as Natives have lived. This isn't any airconditioned motel room- this is the real deal. Owners are Native American. An experience of a lifetime. Questions will be answered, info. available. Also a art gallery of their artwork is on site in the office. Come and enjoy! Their ranch, Heartline Ranch & Tipi Village is on Crater Lake Highway (Hwy 62) just 26 miles down from Crater Lake. They have designated 15 acres for a primitive Campgrounds and Tipi village sites. September of 2020 we were sadly effected by the Wildfire- TwoFourTwo which took 5 of our 6 tipis. We have been able to clean up, regrow and make ready for camping guests. We once again have 6 tipis, all beautiful, and in addition, 6 new camping sites for people with their own tents. Sorry, NO rv's (vans are allowed.) Its wonderful to see all the beautiful regrowth, and to see that most of our trees have regenerated. It is now once again a beautiful place to be. It is their love for this land and a desire to share the beauty and Native experience with others to led them to open up these campgrounds. There is 15 acres in the immediate campgrounds & 6 tipi sites and 6 camping sites for folks with their own tents, so LOTS of privacy. Our ranch has 250 acres of land, great hiking trails that you will have access to for hiking, next to the Winema National Forest, and connected to the Pacific Crest Trail. You will have space to enjoy this beauty. The owner's horses are rescue horses and are their own private property. Please do NOT feed them or go up to them without the owners being there. Horses have delicate stomachs. Our gentle giants are mellow but very big so please stay OUT of their pasture. You may help us during their feeding time, if you ask owners.
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Wild River Sanctuary

2 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Crescent, OR
Established in 1963. The Vann family cabin was built by the Vann family. Third generation energy is steering this new endeavor. Soon to come will be a creek side treehouse and cabin will be available by next summer. Learn more about this land: Two tent sites available on the creek. The sites are situated on a one acre river frontage property under the pine trees. Important to note that the two sites are located about 30-40 feet apart. Functional clean outhouse nearby as well as creek supplied seasonal outdoor shower. Each site has a private dock and fire pit. You are just minutes from the lakes and a great fire lookout hike. Mountain bike from your tent to endless trails. Enjoy the creek that is just feet away from the sites where you can indulge in a variety of activities including; swimming, floating, fishing, and sunbathing. We have great neighbors who have vacation homes nearby.  Dorothy lane is between Earl Lane and Pine Creek Loop
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Welcome Bear Hill

1 site · RV1 acre · Chiloquin, OR
We have a tall covered site for RV, with a terrific view of mountain range. There is water and electric. A very large yard with picnic table, fire pit…pets welcome! Very private, great view. Across the road from Winema National Forest and only 30 miles to Crater Lake. World class fishing at Williamson And Wood Rivers. Train Mountain is a free museum and offers train rides 2 miles away. Collier logging museum on Spring Creek also no charge. Popular canoeing spot. Fun area, yet so relaxing😊
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The best camping near Crater Lake National Park guide

Overview

About

Named for its centerpiece caldera lake, formed by a volcanic eruption nearly 8,000 years ago, Crater Lake National Park—the only national park in Oregon—offers miles of snowshoeing and hiking trails, along with ranger programs, fishing, and boat tours. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the US, and a highlight for many visitors is the chance to go boating out to Wizard Island in the middle of the water. A segment of the iconic Pacific Crest Trail passes also through the park, and while hikers love it here, the park is equally fun to explore by car with a drive along the crater’s rim to experience miles of incredible views.

Cabin Rentals Near Crater Lake National Park

As Oregon's only national park, Crater Lake National Park is among the most popular outdoor destinations in the state. The park is named for its sapphire-hued caldera lake—the deepest in the US. While the area is covered with snow throughout much of the year, summers are sublime—and area cabins fill up fast. Cabin rentals are available inside the park at The Cabins at Mazama Village, which is operated by the park's concessionaire, but they get snagged up well in advance. Just don’t expect a standalone cabin: each cabin houses four private accommodations that feel a bit more like hotel rooms than rustic getaways. Plenty of private cabins can also be found for rent in the vicinity, notably in and around the nearby gateway town of Chiloquin and in the surrounding Umpqua National Forest. Look out for A-frames, tiny houses, and log cabins near Crater Lake, oftentimes with amenities like full kitchens, wood-burning stoves, and wifi.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for avoiding the crowds: Lost Creek Campground only has 16 campsites, which keeps things quiet.
  • Best for families: Mazama Village Campground offers tons of amenities to help your family camping trip run smoothly, including flush toilets and RV hookups.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Book the year before your stay if possible. RV camping and tent sites at Mazama Campground can be booked online through Crater Lake Hospitality up to a year in advance. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served (FCFS) basis in June and by advanced reservation for stays from July to September.
  2. Lost Creek Campground offers tent camping on a FCFS basis. If visiting in June, Mazama and its 214 sites are your best bet.
  3. To secure a FCFS site, check in at the crack of dawn and be prepared to wait for departing campers to pack up.
  4. The park has five designated backcountry camping areas, each with a couple of sites included in the purchase of a first-come, first-served backcountry permit.

When to go

While Crater Lake is open year-round, it’s a summer destination and is at its busiest in July and August. September and early October see fewer crowds but still have nice weather, but things tend to take a turn by late October, when snowfall forces the park to close many of its roads. The North Entrance and West and East Rim Drives are always shut after the first major snowstorm or on November 1, whichever comes first. The North Entrance and West Rim Drive usually open in May or June, and East Rim Drive generally opens between late June and mid-July, depending on snow.

Know before you go

  • A Mazama Village general store and gas station sells groceries, supplies, and firewood from late May through the end of September. You can also stock up on supplies and groceries in Chiloquin, about a 20-minute drive from the park, or in Klamath Falls, 45 minutes away.
  • The park has three restaurants: Rim Village Café (with light food and grab-and-go items), Annie Creek Restaurant, and Crater Lake Lodge Dining Room.
  • Crater Lake is pet-friendly, and leashed dogs are allowed on select designated trails.
  • Crater Lake has two National Park Service visitors’ centers offering interpretive information, gift shops, potable water, and ranger talks. The Steel Visitor Center is open year-round (except on Christmas Day), while the Rim Visitor Center is only open in summer.

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