Lookout Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Lookout Boat Launch and Campground is found on Blue River Reservoir. The campground includes picnic sites, a boat launch, floating dock, and a day use/overflow parking area. It is located on a beautiful open meadow with plenty of sunshine. Lookout Campground is popular for group camping, as there are no designated sites. There is room for about 20 vehicles. Some sites have tables and fire rings while others do not and are more primitive. Drinking water, vault toilets, and firewood for sale are provided. There is a host onsite. While the day use parking and boat launch area is paved, the campground side is gravel.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 8/30/2016: The water levels on Blue River Reservoir have been drawn down to the point where boat launches are no longer available. With a four-wheel drive vehicle, boats may be launched at nearby Saddle Dam (2.5 miles away). There is still plenty of water at Blue River Reservoir for kayaks and rafts.
Reservations: Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777. From September 11, 2016-April 13, 2017, all sites are first-come first serve.
  • Single Campsites - $20 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $7 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - $7 per vehicle, per day
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Heavy
  • 14 day limit
  • Maximum trailer length 40 feet
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 Blue River, OR,  travel 3 miles east on Highway 126 to Forest Road 15. Proceed 3 miles on Forest Road 15 to the north side of Blue River Reservoir. Lookout Campground is on the left. 

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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, trailer sites (maximum trail length 40 feet)

Reservation InfoReserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777
No. of Sites20 sites, 11 of which may be reserved online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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