North Waldo Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Road leading to water's edge with several sailboats moored nearby

North Waldo is the most popular of the Waldo Lake Campgrounds. There are 58 sites with fire rings and tables. There is a sanitation station near the campground. The drier environment supports fewer mosquitoes, but they are still plentiful in season so come prepared. The boat launch is somewhat deeper than the others on the lake, which is more accommodating for sailboats.

Waldo Lake is one of the largest natural lakes in Oregon. It offers a uniquely peaceful setting on the water and along remote shorelines, surrounded by forests of Douglas fir and Western Hemlock. Recreation in the area is abundant with the lake an ideal location for water activities like sailing, canoeing and swimming.

North Waldo is a popular starting point for many wilderness trails and lakes, most notably the Rigdon, Wahanna and Torrey Lakes. The 1-mile Shoreline Trail between North Waldo and Islet provides a short and pleasant hike along the lakeshore.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Middle Fork Ranger District: Campground closed through June 22, 2017.
Reservations: Reserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777 From September 11-October 9, 2017 all sites are first-come first serve.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees Campsite must be occupied every night paid, and fees must be paid within 30 minutes of arrival.
  • Single Campsites - $22 per night
  • Multiple Campsites - $40 per night
  • Extra vehicles - $7 per vehicle, per night
Open Season: 6/23/2017 - 10/10/2017
Usage: Heavy
  • Check-in time is 2:00 pm or later. Check-out time is 1:00 pm.
  • 14 day limit
  • Maximum trailer length: 30 feet
  • See special regulations for Waldo Lake Area
  • Single campsite capacity: 6 persons, 2 vehicles, and 2 tents*
  • Multiple campsite capacity: 8 persons, 3 vehicles, and 3 tents*
  • Use of chainsaws prohibited in campground
  • Dogs MUST be on leash at all times while in the campground
*Additional vehicles that cannot fit within the area of the parking spur must park in the boat launch parking area
Closest Towns:
  • Oakridge, Oregon (36.5 miles)
  • Crescent Junction, Oregon (23.7 miles)
Water: Faucets
Restroom: Vault and composting toilet
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: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information


36.5 miles east of Oakridge, Oregon

From Oakridge Oregon: At the intersection of Crestview Street and Oregon State Highway 58 (at the only traffic light along State Highway 58 in Oakridge), travel east on Highway 58 for 23.3 miles.  Turn left onto the Waldo Lake Road/Forest Road 5897. Follow 5897 for approximately 12.8 miles and turn right at the T intersection onto Forest Road 5895. Travel for approximately 0.3 miles and the destination will be on your left.

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  • Amphitheater, interpretive sign, garbage containers, fire rings, swimming area

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Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
  • Tent, auto, trailer sites (maximum trailer length 30 feet)
  • Grey water station
No. of Sites58
No. of Accessible sitesAll restrooms in the campground are accessible.


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Boat ramp
Toilets Vault & Compost
Picnic tables
Drinking water
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5400 feet