Lava Camp Lake Campground


Located near the McKenzie Pass, Lava Camp Lake Campground offers access to the Mt. Washington and Three Sisters Wilderness and is near the Pacific Crest Trail.

At a Glance

Fees No Fee
Open Season: Mid June – October. Site accessibility is very snow dependent.
Usage: Medium
  • Maximum site spur length is 20 feet. 
  • The McKenzie Hwy (only access to the campground) has a maximum vehicle length of 35 feet thus limiting trailer use.
  • Vehicle traffic is prohibited beyond the snowgate (8.2 miles west of Sisters) during the winter.
Closest Towns: Sisters, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Sisters Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest

General Information

Directions: From Sisters, travel 14.6 miles west on Hwy 242.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites12 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone