Lava Camp Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Located near the McKenzie Pass, Lava Camp Lake Campground offers access to the Mt. Washington and Three Sisters Wilderness and is near the Pacific Crest Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: New for 2020, trails in Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and Three Sisters Wilderness Areas will require a Central Cascades Wilderness Permit for overnight use and some will require one for day-use. Learn more.
Fees
Day and Overnight visitors: Central Cascades Wilderness Permit required between Friday of Memorial Day weekend and the last Friday of September; reserve at recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Parking: a valid recreation pass may be used as a form of fee payment or Central Cascades Wilderness Permit holders must leave a permit trailhead vehicle pass in vehicle.
Permit Info: Wilderness permits are required for this trailhead.
Usage: Medium
Restrictions:
  • Maximum site spur length is 20 feet. 
  • The McKenzie Hwy (only access to the campground) has a maximum vehicle length of 35 feet thus limiting trailer use.
  • Vehicle traffic is prohibited beyond the snowgate (8.2 miles west of Sisters) during the winter.
Closest Towns: Sisters, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Sisters Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest

General Information

Directions:

From Sisters, OR: Travel 14.6 miles west on Highway 242 (McKenzie Pass Highway).


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No. of Sites12 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.26101

  Longitude : 
-121.78674

  Elevation : 
5300

 



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