Description

Add this to your bucket list, stat: pitching a tent inside a volcano! Mind eruption. You can do just that at Little Crater Campground; the 50 sites here are scattered on the edge of Paulina Lake, smack dab in the middle of the caldera of the sleeping Newberry Volcano. Get here early in the week to guarantee yourself one of the non-reservable sites. And be sure to check the campground website for closures and alerts before you head out.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
49 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Snow sports
Wildlife watching
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Hipcamper Natala
Natala M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 22nd, 2015

Wonderful spot -- where almost every camp site is lakeside! Each site is equipped with a fire ring, picnic table and parking. During the summer this is a popular spot, with lots of families. I went in the Fall (October) and it was practically empty as the services had terminated. Still just so lovely -- temp drops at night and the water was too cold for swimming (but in warmer temps, this is a lovely lake swim). Wonderful spot.

lakeside camping - peaceful on the seasonal edges, busy during the summer. Wonderful place to enjoy the day.
Hipcamper Joe
Joe L.
recommends this listing.
November 15th, 2017

Bug Spray. Bring lots of bug spray.

Hipcamper Riley N.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2018
Hipcamper Dallas A.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2018
Hipcamper Emily S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
March 1st, 2018
Park
Deschutes National Forest
State
Oregon
Country
United States
Phone Number
541-383-5300
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
43.714° N, 121.243° W
$18/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 49 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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