Diamond Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
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Diamond Lake Campsites

Surrounded by conifer trees along the east shore of mile-high Diamond Lake, this campground offers social lakeshore camping and several more secluded inshore sites. Reservations are recommended. During the summer season, Diamond Lake is a very popular destination with up to 700,000 visitors a year. There are interpretative ranger activities on the weekends. Expect mosquitoes.

There is an 11-mile paved trail around the Lake.


  • 238 campsites with picnic tables and fire pits (51 lakeside sites)
  • Drinking water
  • Flush toilets
  • Showers
  • Garbage disposal
  • Grey water waste sumps
  • RV dump station
  • Amphitheater
  • 2 boat ramps
  • Fish cleaning station

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/07/16: North end of Campground and dump station open until October 31, weather permitting. Only heated restrooms near A-32, A-18-, A-6, and shower building (C loop) remain open. Gatehouse closed for season.
Reservations: See below
  • $16 for campsite
  • $22 for lakeshore campsite
  • $21 for double campsite
  • $27 for double lakeshore campsite
  • $5 for extra vehicle
Reservations are taken from June 13 through August 31 for loops A-G plus M.  During the reservation season there are 145 campsites available for reservations, and 95 campsites available as first come, first served. Reservation Information:  Recreation.gov or telephone 1-877-444-6777
Open Season: Memorial Day Weekend (Weather Permitting) - Weather Permitting - October, weather permitting
Usage: Heavy
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Campfires in developed fire pits only  
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Dogs must be on leash 
  • OHV/ATV use prohibited in the campground
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days
Closest Towns: Roseburg, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
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General Information

  • Maximum vehicle length: 35 feet (travel trailers up to 30 feet and recreation vehicles up to 35 feet)


From Roseburg, OR, turn onto OR 138 east / northeast Diamond Lake Boulevard, drive 80 miles east on Highway 138. Turn right onto Forest Road 4795 (Diamond Lake Loop) at the north entrance to Diamond Lake Recreation Area. Proceed 2.5 miles to the campground entrance.

From Klamath Falls, OR, or Bend, OR, use Highway 97.

From Medford, OR, use Highway 230.

General Notes:
  • "Diamond and Lemolo Lake Area" and "Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail" brochures available at Diamond Lake Ranger District
  • Campground host available

Other Nearby Recreation Opportunities

  • Accessible campsites
  • Accessible showers
  • Accessible restrooms

Accessible Adventures Video: Diamond Lake in the Umpqua National Forest

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Campground Camping

Camping, hiking, fishing, and mountain biking

  • Numerous hiking trails, including a 0.8 mile self-guided nature trail, Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, Mt. Thielsen Trail and Mt Bailey trail
  • There are 11 miles of paved hiker/bicycle trail surrounding portions of Diamond Lake
  • Lake fishing for Rainbow trout is popular. The lake is stocked annually with over 450,000 fingerlings
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5,190 feet