Shadow Bay Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This camp, situated in a lower and wetter landscape than either North Waldo or Islet Campground, supports thicker and more diverse groundcover and generally more mosquitoes earlier in the season. Come prepared for the months of June to mid-August.

Hikers, equestrians, and mountain cyclists can traverse the Shore Line Trail to the historic South Waldo Shelter and then continue on the Jim Weaver Loop #3590. Winding around to the west side of the lake, the public can catch glimpses of the lake through the high-elevation forest, or capture broad views of the High Cascades mountains from open viewpoints.

At a Glance

Operational Hours:
  • Check in time: 2:00 pm or later
  • Check out time: 1:00 pm
  • 72 first-come, first-served campsites
  • 16 reservable campsites
  • 3 reservable group campsites
Reserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777
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
  • Group Campsites - $100 per night, midweek/$350 per night, weekend
  • Extra Vehicles - $7 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - $7 per vehicle, per day
Open Season: 6/24/2016 - 9/25/2016
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: August, September
Busiest Season: August
  • 14 day limit
  • Maximum trailer length 24 feet
  • 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
  • See special regulations for Waldo Lake Area
*Additional vehicles that cannot fit within the area of the parking spur must park in the boat launch parking area
Closest Towns:
  • Oakridge, Oregon (31.8 miles)
  • Crescent Junction, Oregon (19 miles)
Water: Faucets
Restroom: Compost
Passes: Passes allow holder 50% off overnight fee*
  • Golden Age/Access Pass
  • Interagency Senior/Access Pass
*Discount does NOT apply to extra vehicle fees or multiple campsites
  • No passes honored for day use fees.
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information

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  • Garbage containers, fire rings, interpretive sign

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


31.8 miles east of Oakridge, Oregon

From Oakridge: At the intersection of Crestview Street and Oregon State Highway 58 (the only traffic light on State Highway 58 in Oakridge), travel east on Highway 58 for 23.3 miles.  Turn left on the Waldo Lake Road/Forest Road 5897 and travel 6.7 miles to Forest Road 5896. Turn left onto Forest Road 5896, travel 1.7 miles and the destination will be on your right.  


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Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
  • Tent, auto, trailer sites (maximum trailer length 32 feet)
  • Grey water station
No. of Sites92, 57 reservable
No. of Accessible sitesAll restrooms in the campground are accessible.


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