Deadhorse Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Dry campsite near a blue Deadhorse Lake

Deadhorse Lake is located one hour 20 minutes south of Paisley, Oregon situated on Deadhorse Lake, a high-mountain lake with grassy and pebble beaches. The lake, elevation 7372 feet, spans 31 acres and is stocked with rainbow trout.

There are nine tent and trailer sites, all with picnic tables and fire grills. It also features seven group campsites; some larger sites are located further from the lakeshore. There is also a hand pump for potable water.

Deadhorse Lake, great for fishing, swimming, and boating (non-motorized or electric motors only), features a boat launch and separate day use area.  All camping is first-come, first-served, and weekends and holidays are generally full.

Nearby access to the Lakes Trail System.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: (Paisley Ranger District)
Operational Hours: Fire Area Emergency Closure Order Number 06-02-21-05 currently in effect through 12/31/2021, unless rescinded as public health conditions allow.
Fees $6/Night for single unit, $2/Night for extra vehicle
Open Season: 5/15 - 10/15; 10/16-05/14 Open with reduced services
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Electric boat motors only, 5 mph speed limit.
Closest Towns: Paisley, OR; Lakeview, OR; Bly, OR
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault Toilet (5)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Paisley Ranger District

General Information


Deadhorse Lake is located one hour 20 minutes southwest of Paisley, OR. 

From Paisley, OR follwo Highway 31 north toward Silver Lake, OR and turn left on County Highway 2-08, Mill Street, and continue left on Forest Service (FS) Road 33. At its junction with FS Road 28, turn right. Follow FS Road 28 then take a left on FS Road 033. Continue to campground.   

Deadhorse Lake Campground vicinity map.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 14 single site(s), 2 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

Group Camping


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  Elevation : 
7200 feet