North Waldo Picnic Area and Boat Launch


North Waldo Picnic Area and Boat Launch are located adjacent to the North Waldo Campground, the most popular of the Waldo Lake campgrounds. Expect mosquitoes between June and August.

The boat launch is somewhat deeper than the others on the lake, accommodating  larger sailboats. North Waldo is also a popular starting point for many wilderness trails and lakes, most notably the Rigdon, Wahanna and Torrey Lakes.

The 1-mile Shoreline Trail between North Waldo and Islet Campgrounds provides a short and pleasant hike along the lakeshore.

At a Glance

Fees $5 per vehicle, per day
Usage: Medium
Best Season: August & September
Busiest Season: August
Restrictions: See special regulations for Waldo Lake Area
  • Vehicles must display a recreation pass or day use pass
Closest Towns: Oakridge, OR
Water: No Water
Restroom: Compost Toilet
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Willamette National Forest
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information

General Notes:

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From Oakridge, Oregon, proceed east on Highway 58 for 23 miles to Forest Service Road 5893.

Follow signs to Salt Creek Falls and the parking lot.

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