Serious hikers will love Lava Camp Lake Campground, since it’s super close to Mt. Washington, the Three Sisters Wilderness AND the Pacific Crest Trail. Access to the 12 non-reservable sites depends on the snow situation (the campground usually doesn’t open until June), so check out the campground website for weather advisories and closures.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
12 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
RV details
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Offered near the campground.

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Snow sports
Wildlife watching
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Joni L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 1st, 2019

I camped here for a couple days during mid July, Its free, right next to the PCT trail which is why we camped here to take my 3 grandkids on a 3 day backpack along the trail. It was fairly quiet with all sites full and we had a bit of privacy. A few skeeters out at evening, but not bad, the lake is very inviting!

Hipcamper Gk C.
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August 30th, 2018
Hipcamper Joni L.
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April 1st, 2019
Hipcamper Eric H.
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July 3rd, 2018
Deschutes National Forest
Phone Number
(541) 383-5300
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44.26° N, 121.785° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 12 Sites
(Up to people per site)