Shadow Bay Campground


Shadow Bay Campground is located on a large bay at the south end of Waldo Lake. It is considerably wetter than either North Waldo or Islet Campground, supporting a more diverse and prolific ground cover as well as more mosquitoes!

Fewer people come here than to North Waldo Campground. A hike to the South Waldo Shelter on the Shore Line Trail and then the Jim Weaver Loop #3590 is a pleasant way to enjoy the natural beauty of the woods and the lake, as well as a view of the snow-capped Sisters.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees Site fee $20, extra vehicle $6, multiple site fee $36
Open Season: 6/29 - 9/28/2014
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Oakridge
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information


31 miles east of Oakridge

From Oakridge, proceed east on Hwy 58 for 25 miles to the Waldo Lake Road (FS Road 5897). Continue on Waldo Lake Road for 6 1/2 miles to the Shadow Bay turnoff. Follow signs to Shadow Bay Campground.

General Notes:

Campground Map

  • Garbage containers, fire rings, gray water disposal sumps, recycle center, interpretive sign

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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

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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Water Activities

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Boat ramp 1/2 mile from campground
Toilets Vault & Compost
Drinking water Piped