Big Lake West Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The campground lies on the western shore of Big Lake at the top of Santiam Pass and is a hub of activity during the summer months. It's a smaller campground located just west of Big Lake Campground. This 11 site tent only campground has vault toilets, drinking water, a boat ramp and swimming area. Ice and firewood are also available. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring.

Big Lake is very popular for both motorized and non-motorized boating. Campers enjoy views of the lake with the beautiful Mt. Washington as a backdrop.  The campground is surrounded by alpine fir, hemlock and lodgepole pine. 

The campground is located adjacent to the Santiam Pass Motorized Recreation Area (area is unavailable) and is a popular campground for OHV enthusiasts.  

Nearby Patjens Lakes Trail offers easy access to the Mt. Washington Wilderness

At a Glance

Current Conditions: McKenzie River Ranger District: OPEN 5/27/2016 - 10/09/2016
Reservations: Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777 From September 11-October 9, 2016, sites are first-come first serve.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees
  • Single Campsites - $22 per night
  • Multiple Campsite - $40 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $7 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - $7 per vehicle, per day
Open Season: 5/27/2016 - 10/09/2016
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions:
  • 14 day Limit, Tent camping only
  • No trailer sites except one with a 20 foot maximum
  • New regulations are in effect for the Santiam Pass Summer Motorized Recreation Area (area is unavailable). OHV use in the campground is strictly prohibited for any purpose other than entering or leaving the campground.
Water: No
Passes: Golden Age/Access Pass and Interagency Senior/Access Pass allow holder 50% off overnight fee* *Discount does NOT apply to extra vehicle fees or multiple campsites.
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:

Close to:

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

New regulations are in effect for the Santiam Pass Summer Motorized Recreation Area.

OHV use in the campground is strictly prohibited for any purpose other than entering or leaving the campground.


Directions:
From McKenzie Bridge, OR, travel east on Highway 126 for 29.5 miles to Santiam Pass. Turn heading south on Big Lake Road #2690. 
 
Follow Big Lake Road for 3 miles to Big Lake Campground on the north side of Big Lake.

General Notes:

Big Lake & Big Lake West Campgrounds Map

Close to:

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


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Toilets Vault
Picnic tables
Tent camping 11 tent ONLY sites
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.37727489087741

  Longitude : 
-121.8806892616102

  Elevation : 
4650 feet