Timpanogas Campground

  

This small, high-elevation camp is located in Douglas County at the far southeast end of the district, surrounded by fine stands of silver, grand, and noble fir.

  • Summer recreation use includes: hiking, viewing, horseback riding, fishing and camping.
  • Winter recreation offers many marked snowmobile routes and a shelter across the lake, as well as spring cross-country skiing.

Timpanogas Lake is the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the Willamette River. Only non-motorized boating is allowed, and anglers typically have success with cutthroat and brook trout. 

The Timpanogas Basin offers 23 miles of hiking trails with excellent views of Diamond Peak, Sawtooth and Cowhorn Mountains.

Be prepared for mosquitoes from July through August.

At a Glance

Operational Hours:
  • Check in time: 2:00 pm or later
  • Check out time: 1:00 pm
Reservations:
  • 10 first-come, first-served campsites
Fees
Campsite must be occupied every night paid, and fees must be paid within 30 minutes of arrival
  • Single campsite: $8 per night
  • Extra vehicle: $4 per vehicle, per night
Open Season: 6/5/2015 or weather dependent
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: August, September
Busiest Season: August
Restrictions:
  • 14 day limit
  • Maximum trailer length 24 feet
  • Use of chainsaws prohibited in campground
  • Dogs MUST be on leash at all times within the campground
Closest Towns: Oakridge, Oregon (42 miles)
Water: Hand pump
Restroom: Vault toilets
Passes: Passes allow holder 50% off overnight fee*
  • Golden Age/Senior Access Pass
  • Interagency Senior (America the Beautiful) Senior and Access Passes
*Discount does NOT apply to extra vehicles or multiple campsites
Operated By: Willamette National Forest
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information

Directions:

Approximately 42 miles southeast of Oakridge, Oregon, in the Oregon Cascades Recreation Area (Douglas County)

From Oakridge, Oregon: From the intersection of Crestview Street and Oregon State Highway 58 (at the only traffic light along Highway 58 in Oakridge), proceed east on Highway 58 for 1.7 miles.  Turn right onto HIlls Creek Road/Kitson Springs Road. Travel for 0.5 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 21. Travel for approximately 32 miles (past Indigo Springs Campground) until the junction with Forest Road 2154. Turn left onto Forest Road 2154 and travel approximately 8 miles (past the end of pavement) to the campground. 


General Notes:

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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

  • Tent, auto, trailer sites (maximum trailer length 24 feet)
Reservation InfoNo reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
No. of Sites10
No. of Accessible sitesToilets

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