South Campground

  

South Campsite

On Hosmer Lake, opportunities near this campground include fishing, hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, and canoeing.

At a Glance

Fees
  • Camping: Per night, per site fee: $10/first vehicle; $5/each additional vehicle.
  • Day use: $5/vehicle/day at Hosmer Lake Boating Site.
Open Season: mid-May- late September
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 26 feet.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes:
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access.
  • Day use: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Hoodoo Recreation Service
Information Center: Within the Cascade Lakes area on the Deschutes National Forest Operated by Hoodoo Recreation Service

General Information

Directions:

From Bend, travel 35.5 miles southwest on Cascade Lakes Hwy (46), then 1.2 miles east on Forest Road 4625.  South Campground will come up on the right side first and then Mallard Marsh.


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

South Campground along with Mallard Marsh 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 Sites23 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'
Hookups - ElectricNo
Dump StationsNo
Pavement Type for ParkingNo
Hookup - SewerNo