Little Lava Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
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Little Lava Lake Campsite

This campground is next to the Little Lava Lake, the source of the Deschutes River.  There are opportunities for fishing, canoeing, swimming, and hiking.

Find a map of this campground here.

There is a boat launch area within this campground.

At a Glance

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). 
Fees Per night, per site fee: $14/first vehicle; $8/each additional vehicle.  Group Site: $50.  For reservations visit
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: May 23 - October 27
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 30 feet.  No motorized or mechanized vehicles allowed on Wilderness trails.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Deschutes Recreation
Information Center: Located within the Cascade Lakes area on the Deschutes National Forest; operated by Deschutes Recreation.

General Information


From Bend, OR: Travel 38.4 miles southwest on Cascade Lakes Hwy (46), then 0.7 miles east on Forest Road 4600 500, and then 0.4 miles east on Forest Road 4600 520.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Little Lava Lake Campground is close by Lava Lake, but the lake is smaller and sometimes referred to as Deschutes Pond. A flow of lava lies along the west shore, dividing Lava Lake and Little Lava Lake.  The lake is popular with fishermen and often the same campers come back year after year. The Lava Lake Resort next door to the campground is nice. There are several sites that are ideal for tenters right on the water front. 

No. of Sites 13 single site(s), 2 tent only group site(s) 
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
No. of Accessible sites None


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