Area Status: Open
The campground lies on the western shore of Big Lake at the top of Santiam Pass and is a hub of activity during the summer months.
Big Lake is very popular for both motorized and non-motorized boating. Campers enjoy views of the lake with the beautiful Mt. Washington as a backdrop. The campground is surrounded by alpine fir, hemlock and lodgepole pine.
The campground is located adjacent to the Santiam Pass Motorized Recreation Area and is a popular campground for OHV enthusiasts.
Nearby Patjens Lakes Trail offers easy access to the Mt. Washington Wilderness.
At a Glance
||Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777
||Accessible,Boat ramp,Toilets,Drinking water
- Single Campsites - $22 per night
- Extra Vehicles - $7 per vehicle, per night
- Day Use - $7 per vehicle, per day
OHV use in the campground is strictly prohibited for any purpose other than entering or leaving the campground.
||Passes allow holder 50% off overnight fee*
*Discount does NOT apply to extra vehicle fees or multiple campsites*
- Golden Age/Access Pass
- Interagency Senior/Access Pass
- No passes honored for day use fees.
||American Land & Leisure
||McKenzie River Ranger Station
From McKenzie Bridge, OR, travel east on Highway 126 for 29.5 miles to Santiam Pass. Turn, heading south on Big Lake Road #2690.
Follow Big Lake Road for 3 miles to Big Lake Campground on the north side of Big Lake.
Big Lake & Big Lake West Campgrounds Map
Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.
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