Cold Springs Campground

Area Status: Closed
Cold Springs Campsite

Cold Springs Campground is located southwest of Sisters, Oregon.

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Visit for current operating dates. This campground will be closing at noon on October 20, 2024, and the last night to reserve a campsite is October 19, 2024.
Reservations: Reservations can be made online through or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (International 606-515-6777 or TDD 877-833-6777). 
  • Single Campsite Rate: $21/night
  • One vehicle included with reservation – Each Additional Vehicle: $10.00
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 3, 2024 - October 20, 2024
Usage: Light-Medium
  • Maximum site spur length is 50 feet.
  • The water system will be turned on in the month of May depending on weather conditions and will be turned off no later than September 30, or upon the campground closing, whichever, is earlier to prevent potential damage from cold temperatures.
Closest Towns: Sisters
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Vista Recreation
Information Center: Sisters Ranger District
201 N. Pine Street
PO Box 249
Sisters, OR 97759
(541) 549-7700

General Information


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

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


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


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

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