Little Lava Lake Campground


Area Status: Open
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.

There is a boat launch area within this campground.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Visit Recreation.gov 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 Recreation.gov or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (International 606-515-6777 or TDD 877-833-6777). 
Fees:
  • Single Campsite Rate: $21/night
  • Premium Campsite Rate: $23/night
  • Group Campsite Rate: $113/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 10, 2024 - October 20, 2024
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions:
  • Maximum site spur length is 30 feet. No motorized or mechanized vehicles allowed on Wilderness trails.
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: Bend / Sunriver / La Pine
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Vista Recreation
Information Center: Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District
63095 Deschutes Market Road
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-5300

General Information

Directions:

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

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Little Lava Lake Campground is adjacent to Lava Lake. A flow of lava lies along the west shore, dividing Lava Lake and Little Lava Lake. 

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 recreation.gov
No. of Accessible sites None

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fish Species Rainbow and Brook trout, whitefish, and chub.

Viewing Wildlife

Boating - Non-Motorized

Related Information

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Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
43.90969

  Longitude : 
-121.76766

  Elevation : 
4750