Thompson Reservoir Developed Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Located 40 minutes south of Silver Lake, Oregon, Thompson Reservoir Campground is a developed campground ideally situated on the three-square-mile reservoir with pretty vistas of nearby Hager Mountain. There are 19 campsites with picnic tables, fire rings.  Other amenities include hand-pumped water, and three vault toilets. There is also one large group site.

Tall ponderosa pines and a few aspen trees lord over the high mountain setting of Thompson Reservoir. Recreation opportunities include fishing, hiking, and exploring. The reservoir is stocked once a year with rainbow trout and there is a boat launch. 

This campground typically opens mid-May and closes mid-October. Heavy snowfall prevents this campground from being used in the winter and early spring. 

Thompson Reservoir campground is located across the reservoir from the East Bay Campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: (Silver Lake Ranger District)
Reservations: First come, first served.
Fees $6/Night for single unit, $2/Night for extra vehicle
Open Season: May-15 - Oct-15
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Limit your stay to 14 days or fewer. 10 mph speed limit on the lake.
Closest Towns: Silver Lake, OR
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Silver Lake Ranger District

General Information


From Silver Lake, OR travel west on Highway 31 and turn left on County Road 4-11. Take Forest Road 27 for 13 miles, then turn left on Forest Road 287 and you will see the campground entrance sign.

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