Lost Lake Campground


Lost Lake Campground is adjacent to Highway 20 near the summit of Santiam Pass.  The rustic campground is located on the west shore of shallow Lost Lake. The water level of the lake fluctuates seasonally and is quite low in summer with water loving willows crowding the marshy shallows of the lake. 

This is a popular spot during fishing and hunting seasons. 

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees Site fee $8, extra vehicle $4
Open Season: Late June or early July (depending on snow) - November
Usage: Heavy
  • 14 day limit
  • Maximum trailer length: trailers not recommended (16 feet maximum)
New regulations are in effect for the Santiam Pass Summer Motorized Recreation Area. OHV use in the campground is strictly prohibited for any purpose other than entering or leaving the campground.
Operated By: Willamette National Forest
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information


From McKenzie Bridge, OR, follow Highway 126 east  28 miles to Lost Lake Campground. Campground turnoff is on the north side of the highway just past Potato Hill Sno-park at Forest Road 890.

General Notes:

Campground Map

  • Fire rings, NO cut firewood provided
  • NO drinking water

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Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.


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Campground Camping

Campground opening/closing dates dependent on snow conditions.


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Toilets Vault
Picnic tables
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4200 feet