North Waldo Campground

  

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

Of the three Waldo camps, this is the most popular. The drier environment supports fewer mosquitoes, but they are still plentiful until mid-August.

The boat launch is somewhat deeper than the others on the lake, which is more accommodating for sailboats.

North Waldo is also 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: Currently, North Waldo and Islet Campgrounds are open; however, there is no potable water available.  Contractors are replacing the water systems, and expect to have water provided by the end of July, 2015.
Operational Hours:
  • Check in time: 2:00 pm or later
  • Check out time: 1:00 pm
Reservations:
  • 16 first-come, first-served campsites
  • 41 reservable campsites
Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777
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: 7/10/2015 - 10/12/2015
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions:
  • 14 day limit
  • Maximum trailer length 24 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: Compost
Passes: Passes allow holder 50% off overnight fee*
  • Golden Age/Golden Access Passes
  • Interagency (America the Beautiful) Senior and Access Passes
*Discount does NOT apply to extra vehicle fees or multiple campsites
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information

Directions:

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.


General Notes:

Campground Map

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

Close to:

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


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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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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Amenities

Boat ramp
Toilets Vault & Compost
Picnic tables
Drinking water