Big Lake Campground


Big Lake West Campground

Big Lake is a hub of activity during the summer months. It is the only natural lake on the district where water-skiing and sailing are available. Enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Washington and the high elevation forest at the top of Santiam Pass.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees Site fee $20, Extra Vehicle $6
Open Season: 5/23 - 10/12/2014
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: OHV use in the campground is strictly prohibited for any purpose other than entering or leaving the campground.
Water: Yes
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information


4 miles south of Santiam Pass (Hwy 20)

From McKenzie Bridge, travel east on Hwy 126 for 29.5 miles to Big Lake Road #2690. Follow Big Lake Road for 4.3 miles to Big Lake Campground.

General Notes:

Big Lake & Big Lake West Campgrounds Map

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

Big Lake Campground is close to:


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
  • Tent, auto, trailer sites
  • Fire rings
  • Reduced service until snow or until end of hunting season (whichever comes first)
No. of Sites49, 14 of which are reservable
No. of Accessible sites1
Reservation info: Reserve online at  or phone 1.877.444.6777

RV Camping

Recreation areas with activity RV Camping:


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Water Activities

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Boat ramp Paved
Toilets Vault/Flush
Accessible 4 vault toilets and one campsite
Drinking water Piped