Paulina Lake Campground offers breathtaking hiking trails, easy lake access and—get excited!—toilets that flush! It’s one of the nicest campgrounds in the forest, which also means it’s one of the most popular, so be sure to reserve one of the 69 sites in advance. You’ll also want to check out the campground website before you head over for info on closures, alerts and weather advisories.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
39 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Wildlife watching
Hipcamp makes it easy to find unique camping experiences.
Discover campsites, ranches, vineyards, farms, glamping, public parks and more.
Illustration tent arms eggplant

The vibe at Paulina Lake Campground

10 Reviews

No one? Bueller? Sharing is caring, y'all.
Drop some Paulina Lake Campground knowledge on us.
Hipcamper Anna
Anna V.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 12th, 2015

This campground is situated right next to the lake but shaded beneath the trees. Not a ton of privacy between sites but also not very busy! It is a .5 mile walk to the falls and the Paulina Lake loop makes for a great running trail. Sunriver is only 35 minutes away if you need any quick amenities, or drop in on Bend (fantastic town) which is about 1 hour north.

Highly recommend maneuvering your way to the base of the falls and having a little shower! Paulina Lake CampgroundPaulina Lake CampgroundPaulina Lake Campground
Hipcamper Ricardo U.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2018
Hipcamper Zaidalib  L.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2020
Hipcamper Coreen B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 23rd, 2018
Hipcamper Vanessa L.
recommends this listing.
January 11th, 2018
Hipcamper Kiya E.
recommends this listing.
November 17th, 2017
Hipcamper Diana W.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2017
Hipcamper Loren P.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2017
Hipcamper Erika R.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2017
Hipcamper Trish V.
recommends this listing.
March 2nd, 2017
Deschutes National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(541) 383-5300
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
43.712° N, 121.274° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 39 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy

We have a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination at Hipcamp and are committed to helping our Host and Hipcamper community be inclusive.

Learn More
Hipcamp Hand

Hosting Standards

All Hosts should review and adhere to these standards around providing a positive Hipcamp experience, being a thoughtful neighbor, and serving as a responsible citizen.

Learn More

Hipcamper Standards

All Hipcampers should review and adhere to these standards for safety, trip preparation, and respect in order to uphold Hipcamp’s most important value: “leave it better.”

Learn More

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

  1. Know before you go
  2. Practice physical distancing
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Play it safe
  5. Explore locally
  6. Leave no trace
  7. Build an inclusive outdoors
Learn More

Leave No Trace

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors
Learn More

National Weather Service

We integrate with the National Weather Service to provide valuable fire advisories to Hosts and Hipcampers. Real-time Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watch Warnings help keep our community safe.

Learn More
Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future