Carter Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Carter Lake Campground is a family favorite in the Oregon Dunes Recreation Area. Part of the campground is located on the dunes where children love to play in the sand, and the other half is located on Carter Lake, perfect for fishing, swimming and boating. Campsites are nestled among shore pine, sitka spruce and Douglas fir, with trimmed hedges of rhododendron. Drinking water and flush toilets are available and each site has a campfire pit and picnic table. Parking aprons are paved.

Hiking the Carter Dune Trail, fishing for rainbow trout, canoeing and kayaking, and off-road vehicle riding are all nearby attractions.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed through April, 30 2017. Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
Reservations: Reserve online at or phone 877.444.6777.
Fees Camping: $20/Night for single unit, 2 vehicle limit
Day use: $5/Day/Vehicle
Open Season: 5/1/2017 - 9/30/2017
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Camping Regulations
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Flush Toilet
Passes: Interagency Senior and Access Passes (and the Golden Age and Access Passes) may receive a 50% discount on the use fee for individual campsites. This discount does not apply to extra vehicle fee or multiple campsites.
Operated By: Siuslaw National Forest
Information Center: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center

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From Florence OR, travel south on Highway 101 for 11 miles. Carter Lake Campground entrance is on the west side of Highway 101.

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Fish SpeciesRainbow trout
Fishing MethodBait & lure
Fishing ModeBank and boat
Water TemperatureCold


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