Lost Prairie Group Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Lost Prairie Group Site is located along the Over the Rivers and Through the Woods Scenic Byway and is nestled among the forest in the Cascades at an elevation of 3600 feet. The Lost Prairie Group Area was originally a campground that has been converted to a group site. Every site has a picnic table and fire pit/grill. There is a parking area originally designed for the walk in sites that can be used for RV parking; this area is suitable for 3 large or 5 small RV’s, maximum 6 RV’s. There is one ADA accessible campsite. Reservations are accepted for reserving the whole park as a group facility. If Lost Prairie is not reserved it may be used on a first-come, first-serve basis for individual campsites.

Lost Prairie is only 15 minutes from the McKenzie River National Scenic Trail and Clear Lake. Numerous other trails and lakes are close by as well including Cone Peak Trail, Iron Mountain Trail, and Hackleman Old Growth Grove. The Old Santiam Wagon Road came through the Lost Prairie Campground and parts of it may still be hiked.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Sweet Home Ranger District: Campground open through Oct 23, 2016
Reservations: Reservable as group site only. Individual sites not reservable. Reserve group site online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
  • Group Campsite - $125 per night
  • Single Campsites$15 per night (only available when campground is not reserved as a group site)
  • Extra Vehicles - $5 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - No fee
Open Season: 5/20/16 - 10/23/2016
Usage: Medium
  • Maximum trailer length 24 feet.
Closest Towns: Sweet Home, OR
Water: Yes, hand pumps
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Linn County Parks & Recreation
Information Center: Sweet Home Ranger Station

General Information


37 miles east of Sweet Home

From Sweet Home, Oregon, travel east on Highway 20 for 38 miles to Lost Prairie Campground.

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  • Garbage service, fire rings, handpump

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Group Camping

Campground is available to reserve as a group site. 

RV Camping

Campground Camping

  • Tent sites, auto, two sites for small RVs (maximum trailer length 24 feet)
Reservation InfoNo reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
No. of Sites10, 8 of which are tent only
No. of Accessible sites1 campsite, restroom, paved access routes, day use area


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Toilets Vault
Picnic tables
Drinking water Handpump
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3200 feet