Cold Springs Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Cold Springs Campsite

A pleasant, small spring runs through the center of this popular, shaded campground. Located just southwest of Sisters, Cold Springs Campground is nestled below a thick Ponderosa Pine forest mixed with aspen in the wet areas. This campground offers opportunities for hiking and bird watching.  This is a great option for the whole family. 

This campground is a good option for RV campers.

Find a map of this campground here.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations can be made online through or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777). For additional information about the campground, please visit
Fees Per night, per site fee: $16/first vehicle; $8/each additional vehicle.
Open Season: May - October
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 50 feet.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Hoodoo Recreation Services
Information Center: Located within the Sisters-Metolius area on the Deschutes National Forest; operated by Hoodoo Recreation Services.

General Information


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

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

The campground is well-used due to its close proximity to the nearby town of Sisters, but rarely ever full except during certain festival times in Sisters like the rodeo, the quilt show, and some holidays. During these times it is best to arrive a little early if possible. While Cold Springs is a favorite with some campers, it is very popular as a substitute campsite when the campgrounds on the Metolius are full. This is a great family campground where the kids can ride their bikes and families can go on short hikes. The campground road goes in a large circle and young ones are relatively safe from getting lost since the road goes past their campsite every quarter mile.  Water is available by hand pump and there are three vault style toilets.

The following sites are reservable through Hoodoo Recreation: 001, 003, 005, 007-011, 015, 017, 018, 020, 022, 023.

No. of Sites23 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone

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