Cold Water Cove Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Stunning views of the turquoise-colored Clear Lake and 3000-year-old lava fields make this campground an ideal location. The campground sits on the south end of Clear Lake in a mix of maple, alder and Douglas fir trees. On a clear day, catch a glimpse of the Three Sisters Mountains and Mt. Washington. There are 35 single and double-family campsites. Sites 7 and 10 are accessible. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. No hookups are available. 

Fishing, canoeing and boating are popular activities. Evening nature talks are conducted at the amphitheater in the Clear Lake Day Use Area. A general store and restaurant are located at the resort next door.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: McKenzie River Ranger District: Campground CLOSED
Reservations: 21 sites can be reserved online at or phone 1.877.444.6777 From September 11-October 9, 2016, sites are first-come first serve.
Area Amenities: Toilets,Drinking water
  • Single Campsites - $20 per night
  • Multiple Campsites - $38 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $7 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - $7 per vehicle, per day
Open Season: 5/27/2016 - 10/9/2016
Usage: Heavy
  • 14 day Limit
  • Maximum trailer length 30 feet
Water: Yes
Passes: Golden Age/Access Pass and Interagency Senior/Access Pass allow holder 50% off overnight fee* *Discount does NOT apply to extra vehicle fees or multiple campsites.
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information


From McKenzie Bridge,OR, travel east on Highway 126 for 18 miles to the Clear Lake Area.  

Before reaching Clear Lake, turn right on Forest Road 770, heading northeast 1 mile to Coldwater Cove Campground.

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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

  • Tent, auto, and trailer sites (maximum trailer length 30 feet)
No. of Sites35, 13 of which are reservable
No. of Accessible sites2 campsites, 4 restrooms, picnic table, paved access routes
Rental info: Clear Lake Resort is nearby. They offer cabin rentals, boat rentals, and fishing tackle. Linn County Parks & Recreation
3010 Ferry St. SW
Albany, OR 97322


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3000 feet