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
||Shadow Bay Campground is currently open
- 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
- 72 first-come, first-served campsites
- 16 reservable campsites
- 3 reservable group campsites
||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
*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
- 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
- Oakridge, Oregon (31.8 miles)
- Crescent Junction, Oregon (19 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
- No passes honored for day use fees.
||American Land & Leisure
||Middle Fork Ranger Station
Garbage containers, fire rings, interpretive sign
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.