Lofton Reservoir Developed Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Lofton Reservoir campground is one of the three main points of interest in the Lofton Recreation Area. Located 45 minutes east of Bly, Oregon, this highly developed campground features 26 campsites.  24 of the campsites are RV sites. The road is paved all the way to Lofton Area Reservoir, ideal if you’re towing a trailer or boat.

A camp host is on site throughout the summer months and provides visitor information. These spacious campsites accommodate trailers and feature grills, fire rings, picnic tables, and tent pads. There are four vault toilets, five group sites, and one ADA designated site.

This high elevation forest setting showcases a mixed conifer stand. The refreshing lakeside environment attracts migratory birds and deer. Although the water level varies in the reservoir, it is stocked annually. There is a boat ramp and dock that is ADA accessible.

Besides fishing and relaxing, you can hike 1 1/2 miles to Heart Lake on a defined trail. This hike is uphill on the way back to Lofton, making it a moderate 3 mile round-trip trek. Some campers bring their pole, food, and make it a day outing of fishing, picnicking, and hiking.

There is no potable water.  Visitors need to pack an adequate supply of water.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: (Bly Ranger District)
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $6/Night for single unit, $2/Night for extra vehicle
Open Season: 5/15 - 10/15
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Boats: Electric motors only and 5 mph speed limit.
Closest Towns: Bly, OR; Lakeview, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (5)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Bly Ranger District

General Information


Lofton Reservoir Campground is located one hour 35 minutes east of Bly.

From Bly, OR follow Oregon Highway 140 east toward Lakeview, Oregon. Turn right onto Forest Road (FS) 3715 then right on FS Road 013 to campground.

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Boat ramp
Camping trailer
Toilets Five Vaulted Toilets
Picnic tables
Tent camping