Cold Springs Campground


Area Status: Open
Cold Springs Campsite

Cold Springs Campground is located southwest of Sisters, Oregon.

Find a map of this campground here.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Visit Recreation.gov for current operating dates.
Reservations: Reservations can be made online through Recreation.gov or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (International 606-515-6777 or TDD 877-833-6777). 
Fees:
  • Single Campsite Rate: $18/night
  • One vehicle included with reservation – Each Additional Vehicle: $8.00
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.
Open Season: Tentative Opening: May 27, 2022 - October 23, 2022
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 50 feet.
Closest Towns: Sisters
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Vista Recreation
Information Center: Sisters Ranger District
Pine Street and Hwy. 20
PO Box 249
Sisters, OR 97759
(541) 549-7700

General Information

Directions:

From Sisters, OR: Travel 4.2 miles west on Highway 242 (McKenzie Pass Highway).


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 23 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites None

Viewing Wildlife

This is a good spot for bird watching. Trout Creek flows through private land. If bird watching along the creek, be careful not to trespass.

Songbirds in the warm season are a primary attraction here. Expect several kinds of warbler (e.g. Townsend's, yellow-rumped, and orange-crowned), plus species of woodpecker (e.g. downy, white-headed, northern flicker, black-backed, and red-naped sapsucker). Diminutive forest owls - northern saw-whet, northern pygmy, and western screech - are here, but typically secretive. Other birds include warbling vireo, ruby-crowned kinglet, western wood-pewee, olive-sided flycatcher, house wren, pygmy nuthatch, and western tanager. In the wetlands, look for butterflies, including species of arctic, swallowtail, blue, cloak, and ringlet. In spring, you may discover long-toed salamander hiding under leaves or other dead plant material on damp ground. November brings groups of mule deer migrating to winter ranges eastward.

Featured Wildlife Groups:

  • Amphibians/Reptiles
  • Birds of Prey
  • Songbirds
  • Hoofed Mammals
  • Butterflies

Habitats:

  • Forest - Mixed Conifer
  • Forest - Ponderosa Pine
  • Wetland - Aspen

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.309188

  Longitude : 
-121.63063

  Elevation : 
3400