Camping & Cabins

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Waldo Lake at SunsetIn addition to more than 70 developed campgrounds that provide a range of settings and experiences, the forest offers a more primitive, or “dispersed camping,” experience outside of these developed areas.

Current campground conditions are listed under the recreation conditions report. Many campground and cabin reservations can be reserved online at or phone 1.877.444.6777. For a full list of campgrounds north to south by ranger district, click here.

Note: You may camp a maximum of 14 days out of every 60 on the Forest. Additional occupancy and use regulations apply for several campgrounds on the Detroit, McKenzie River, and Middle Fork Ranger Districts.

Please remember to practice Leave No Trace camping anytime you camp in the forest, it's fun, easy and helps preserve nature.

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