Thielsen View Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

In the shadow of majestic Mount Bailey on the west shore of Diamond Lake, this campground takes its name from the view of the unforgettable peak of Mt. Thielsen. This camp is a favorite with fishermen.


  • 60 campsites with picnic tables and fire pits
  • Boat ramp
  • Drinking water
  • Vault toilets
  • Garbage disposal
  • Grey water waste sumps

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/19/2016: Campground open for walk up tentatively until Nov 14th, weather permitting. Water systems are shut down so dry camping only between now and closing date
  • $15 for campsite
  • $20 for double campsite
  • $5 for extra vehicle
Open Season: Memorial Day through late October, weather dependent - October, weather dependent
Usage: Medium
  • 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
Information Center:
  • Diamond Lake Visitor Center open during summer season
  • Interpretive programs offered at the Diamond Lake Amphitheater on the weekend
  • Diamond Lake Ranger District

General Information

  • Accessible campsites
  • Accessible restrooms

General Notes:
  • Campground host available (Campground host volunteer opportunities available at

Other Nearby Recreation Opportunities

  • Rogue-Umpqua National Scenic Byway
  • Thielsen View Campground
  • Broken Arrow Campground
  • South Shore Picnic Area
  • Diamond Lake Resort
  • Diamond Lake Recreation Vehicle Park
  • The rim of Crater Lake National Park is 30 minutes from Diamond Lake


From Roseburg, OR, travel east on OR-138 / Diamond Lake Boulevard for 80 miles, turn right onto Forest Road 4795 at the sign for the Diamond Lake Recreation Area. Turn right at the gas station and continue for 3 miles, the campground is on the left.

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

From Medford, OR, use Highway 230

  • Maximum vehicle length: 35 feet


Camping & Cabins

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Hiking, fishing, boating, bicycling and picnicking

  • Numerous hiking trails, including: 0.8 mile self-guided nature trail; Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail; Mt Thielsen Trail; Mt. Thielsen Trail #1456; and Mt. Bailey Trail #1451.
  • There are 11 miles of paved bicycle/hiker trail surrounding Diamond Lake.
  • Lake fishing for Rainbow trout. The lake is stocked annually with over 450,000 fingerling.


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5,190 feet