Contorta Flat Campground


Contorta Flat Campsite

Contorta Flat is one of those “hidden treasures” of the Deschutes National Forest because it is isolated on the south side of Crescent Lake. This campground offers beautiful beach front camping and provides for great views of Diamond Peak.

This campground has13 tent/trailer/RV sites with 5 tent only sites. The historic Elliott Wagon Road (1853) passes near this site.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations can be made at
Fees Per night, per site fee: $12/first vehicle; $6/each additional vehicle.
Open Season: Mid May – September
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 35 feet.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Hoodoo Recreation Service
Information Center:      
  • Within the Crescent area of the Deschutes National Forest
  • Operated by Hoodoo Recreational Services

    General Information


    From Crescent, OR: Travel 12.2 miles west on County Road 61/Crescent Cut-off Road, then 3.5 miles north on Highway 58, then 9.9 miles southwest on Forest Road 60.

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    Campground Camping

    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.

    No. of Sites 18 single site(s), 4 tent only site(s)
    No. of Accessible sites None

    RV Camping

    No. of Sites13
    Size Restrictions35'
    No. of Accessible sites0