Thompson Reservoir Campground

Area Status: Open

Located 40 minutes south of Silver Lake, Oregon, Thompson Reservoir Campground is a developed campground ideally situated on the three-square-mile reservoir with pretty vistas of nearby Hager Mountain. There are 19 campsites with picnic tables, fire rings.  Other amenities include hand-pumped water, and three vault toilets. There is also one large group site.

Tall ponderosa pines and a few aspen trees lord over the high mountain setting of Thompson Reservoir. Recreation opportunities include fishing, hiking, and exploring. The reservoir is stocked once a year with rainbow trout and there is a boat launch. 

This campground typically opens mid-May and closes mid-October. Heavy snowfall prevents this campground from being used in the winter and early spring. 

Thompson Reservoir campground is located across the reservoir from the East Bay Campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: (Silver Lake Ranger District)
Reservations: First come, first served.
Fees: $6/Night for single unit, $2/Night for extra vehicle
Open Season: 05/15 - 10/15; 10/16-05/14 Open with reduced services
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Limit your stay to 14 days or fewer. 10 mph speed limit on the lake.
Closest Towns: Silver Lake, OR
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Silver Lake Ranger District

General Information


Thompson Reservoir Campground is located 40 minutes south of Silver Lake, Oregon. From Silver Lake, take Oregon highway 31 west for approximately one mile and then turn left onto County Highway 4-11 (also known as Marsh Road). County Highway 4-11 will become Forest Service (FS) Road 27. From FS Road 27 take a left onto FS Road 2700287. Thompson Reservoir Campground is at the end of the road.


Thompson Reservoir Campground vicinity map.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 19 single site(s), 1 double site(s)
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Reservation Info Not reservable
Pavement Type for Parking No
Hookup - Water No
Hookup - Sewer No
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking

Viewing Wildlife


Boating - Non-Motorized


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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5000 feet