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.
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.