Mallard Marsh Campground


Mallard Marsh Campsite

This campground is next to Hosmer Lake and provides opportunities for fly-fishing as well as access to trails for hiking and horseback riding. 

There is a hardened boat ramp is located nearby at the South Campground.

At a Glance

Fees Per night, per site fee: $10/first vehicle; $5/each additional vehicle.
Open Season: late May -late September
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 26 feet.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Hoodoo Recreation Service
Information Center: Within the Cascade Lakes area of the Deschutes National Forest Operated by Hoodoo Recreation Service

General Information


From Bend, OR: Travel 35.5 miles southwest on Cascade Lakes Hwy (46), then 1.3 miles east on Forest Road 4625.  South Campground will come up on the right side first and then Mallard Marsh.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Mallard Marsh Campground along with South Campground has a loyal following of campers who return every year. The campgrounds together are commonly referred to as the Hosmer Lake Campgrounds. Mallard is on a river bed (Mallard Marsh) that leads into Hosmer Lake and South has a popular day use area with a boat ramp on Hosmer Lake. Mallard has 15 mostly large sites and South has 23 sites that are also large and pretty much secluded from one another. The area is not that easy to find but is just south of Elk Lake.

Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites15 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone

RV Camping

Almost every site can handle the largest RV or trailer, but the RV rating is only a 3 because the road is often rutted and the sites were clearly not meant to accommodate luxury RVs.

Reservation InfoNot reservable
Hookup - WaterNo
Size Restrictions26'
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingNo
Hookup - SewerNo