Lava Lake Campground


Lava Lake Campground is popular with campers as the lower elevation lodgepole pine stands offer great screening between sites. This campground is located next to Lava Lake, and this site offers hiking and fishing opportunities. 

At a Glance

Reservations: Visit for the reservable sites in this campground.
Fees Per night, per site fee: $16/first vehicle; $8/each additional vehicle. Multi-Site: $30.
Open Season: mid May- mid October
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 30 feet.  No motorized or mechanized vehicles allowed on Wilderness trails.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Hoodoo Recreation Service
Information Center: Within the Cascade Lakes area on the Deschutes National Forest Operated by Hoodoo Recreation Service

General Information


From Bend, OR; Travel 38.4 miles southwest on Cascade Lakes Hwy (46), then 1.0 miles east on Forest Road 4600 500.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

The area has two boat ramps and lots of day use parking. The lake is popular with fishermen and often the same campers come back year after year. There are five tent only sites right near the water.  Lava Lake was formed by a flow of lava across the east shore, between Lava Lake and Little Lava Lake.

Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Sites 38 single site(s), 5 tent only site(s), 1 multi-site
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

This campground has roads that will accommodate large RVs and trailers and most of the spurs have room for your boat trailer as well.

Reservation InfoNot reservable
Hookup - WaterNo
Size Restrictions30'
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingNo
Hookup - SewerNo