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
||Currently, North Waldo and Islet Campgrounds are open; however, there is no potable water available. Contractors are replacing the water systems.
- Check in time: 2:00 pm or later
- Check out time: 1:00 pm
Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777
- 16 first-come, first-served campsites
- 41 reservable campsites
||Boat ramp,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
||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
*Additional vehicles that cannot fit within the area of the parking spur must park in the boat launch parking area
- 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
- Oakridge, Oregon (36.5 miles)
- Crescent Junction, Oregon (23.7 miles)
||Passes allow holder 50% off overnight fee*
*Discount does NOT apply to extra vehicle fees or multiple campsites.
- Golden Age/Access Pass
- Interagency Senior/Access Pass
||American Land & Leisure
||Middle Fork Ranger Station
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.
Amphitheater, interpretive sign, garbage containers, fire rings, swimming area
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