Three Creek Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed

Located on the south side of Three Creek Lake, this 11-site campground offers opportunities for hiking, fishing, and non-motorized boating.

There is a primitive boat ramp on the east shore for non-motorized boating; no motors are permitted on this lake.

Find a map of this campground here.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Summer 2023: The Sisters Ranger District plans to reconstruct the non-paved portion of Forest Service Road 16 this spring and early summer. During the reconstruction, Forest Service Road 16 will be closed to all access, including vehicle, pedestrian, biking, and equestrian use, between the gate at Upper Three Creek Lake SnoPark south to Three Creek Lake to provide for public and operator safety due to heavy equipment and large truck traffic in the area. Due to the temporary road closure, Driftwood Campground, Three Creek Lake Campground and Three Creek Meadow Campground and Horse Camp, will delay their openings to July 21. Central Cascades Wilderness Permits for Park Meadow and Tam McArthur Rim Trailheads will also be delayed until July 21. Campgrounds and wilderness permits may be available earlier if road work is completed ahead of schedule. More Info
Operational Hours: Visit for current operating dates.
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: $19/night
  • One vehicle included with reservation – Each Additional Vehicle: $8.00
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.
Permit Info: This campground borders the Three Sisters Wilderness where wilderness restrictions apply. From the Tam McArthur Rim Trailhead, the Tam McArthur Trail #4078 climbs south up on to Tam McArthur Rim and then turns west. The trail enters the Three Sisters Wilderness shortly after leaving the trailhead.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 20 feet. PLEASE NOTE: This campground borders the Three Sisters Wilderness where wilderness restrictions apply.
Closest Towns: Sisters
Water: No
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 17.0 miles south on Forest Road 16 (Elm Street in Sisters).

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 11 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites None

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fish Species Brook trout and wild rainbow trout

Day Hiking

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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