Contorta Flat is one of those “hidden treasures that few people know about”, because it is isolated on the far side of Crescent Lake at the top of the Willamette Pass. This campground offers 13 tent/trailer/RV sites with 5 tent only sites. The historic Elliott Wagon Road (1853) passes near this site
At a Glance
Per night, per site fee: $12/first vehicle; $6/each additional vehicle.
Mid May – September
Maximum site spur length is 35 feet.
Hoodoo Recreation Service
Within the Crescent area of the Deschutes National Forest
From Crescent, travel 12.2 miles west on County Road 61, then 3.5 miles north on Hwy 58, then 9.9 miles southwest on Forest Road 60.
Camping & Cabins
This campground was named in 1925 after the lodgepole pine species (Pinus contorta), by F.W. Cleator of the Forest Service. Although the sites are ideal for large RVs, there are some great tent sites as well right on the lake. You will need to go a little off the beaten path by taking a gravel road for the last few miles, but what you may find is a very nice campground with only you and your family occupying it. The sites are all close to the lake and large, but not isolated from one another. There is cell coverage but no water so bring your own. This campground might be the best deal in the Oregon Cascades.