Little Crater Campground

Area Status: Open
Little Crater Campsite

Little Crater Campground has 49 campsites located on or within a minute walk to the water. The sites are ample sized and most are good for both tents or RV and trailers. There is an RV dump station near the entry of Paulina Lake Campground.

For a map of the campground go here.

There is a boat launch within this campground.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Visit for current operating dates and to make a reservation.
Reservations: Reservations can be made online at or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (International 606-515-6777 or TDD 877-833-6777). 
  • Single Campsite Rate: $20/night
  • One vehicle included with reservation – Each Additional Vehicle: $9.00
  • NOTE: Holders of a Golden Age and Golden Access Passports and Senior and Access Passes are entitled to the following discounts on expanded amenity recreation fees: -  A 50 percent discount on the fee for a single camping unit. This discount does not apply to use of a cabin, lookout, double camping unit, triple camping unit, group camping unit, extra vehicle fees, or any additional camping units and separately charged utility, water, hook-up or day use fees.
  • Day Use: $5/vehicle/day at Little Crater Day Use Area
Open Season: Tentative Opening: June 10, 2022 - October 8, 2022
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 30 feet.
Closest Towns: La Pine / Sunriver
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access.
  • Day use: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Vista Recreation
Information Center: Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District
63095 Deschutes Market Road
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-5300

General Information


From Bend, OR: Travel 23.5 miles south on Highway 97, then 14.5 miles east on Paulina Lake Road (Road 21), and 0.5 miles north on Forest Road 2100 570.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Little Crater Campground has 49 campsites located on or adjacent to Paulina Lake.

No. of Sites 49 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites None

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking

Boating - Non-Motorized


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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