Limberlost Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

After a fun filled day exploring the area, relax and fall asleep to the sound of the babbling Lost Creek at this secluded and quiet 12-site campground. Towering Douglas fir and cedar trees surround this small, rustic and compact campground. The campground’s name was derived from "Girl of the Limberlost," a classic novel by American writer and naturalist, Gene Stratton-Porter. The campground offers vault toilets and garbage service. Each campsite includes a fire ring and picnic table. There is no drinking water available at the campground. Firewood is available at Olallie Campground.

Hikers, swimmers, and anglers alike will delight with nearby Three Sisters Wilderness Area, Mt. Washington Wilderness, and Lost Creek. Those interested in relaxing will enjoy a soak in nearby Belknap Hot Springs. If you have an interest in biking, several trails outside of the Wilderness Areas are available.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: McKenzie River Ranger District: Campground closed through May, 4 2017
Reservations: Reserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777. From May 5-11, 2017 and September 11-17, 2017 all sites are first-come first serve.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
  • Single Campsites - $13 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $7 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - $7 per vehicle, per day
Open Season: 5/5/2017 - 9/17/2017
Usage: Medium
  • 14 day limit
  • Maximum trailer length 16 feet
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilets
Passes: Interagency Senior and Access Passes (and the Golden Age and Access Passes) may receive a 50% discount on the use fee for individual campsites. This discount does not apply to extra vehicle fee 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 to Highway 242.

Follow Highway 242 east for approximately 1 mile to Limberlost Campground.

General Notes:

Campground Map

  • Fire rings, but 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.


Camping & Cabins

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RV Camping

Campground Camping

Tent, auto, trailer sites (maximum trailer length 16 feet)

Reservation Info7 sites may be reserved through or by calling 877-444-6777. 5 sites are first-come, first-served. 
No. of Sites2 tent ONLY sites; 10 tent, auto, trailer sites
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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1800 feet