Crater Lake National Park

Campgrounds of Crater Lake

Camping isn’t quite as popular at Crater Lake as some other national parks, but it’s still a common way to visit in the summer. The two campgrounds below couldn’t be much more different. The first is small and intimate, the second is large and well-serviced.

Lost Creek Campground

dollar Size & Cost: 16 sites, $5 per site

calendar Open: July through October

click Reservations: No, first come, first served

marker Location: 3.2 miles down the Pinnacles Road off of Rim Drive

drink Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables

chart Demand: Very high. This campground is very small and well located, and is almost always full during peak visitation. Sites are available for tents only, no RVs are allowed.

Mazama Village Campground

dollar Size & Cost: 214 sites, $21-$42 per site

calendar Open: June through September

click Reservations: Privately managed, reserve online

marker Location: 0.3 miles north of OR-62 in Mazama Village

drink Amenities: Running water, vault toilets, grills and picnic tables, dump station – showers, laundry, and campstore nearby

chart Demand: High. This campground is large and away from the lake, but sometimes fills during peak visitation. Reservations are recommended in the height of summer.