Clear Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed

Located on the eastern shore of Clear Lake. Wheelchair accessible.

Clear Lake is not a natural lake but a reservoir created and managed under a long-term permit for agricultural irrigation off the Forest. The lake usually becomes increasingly shallow beginning in early July in order to meet these agricultural water rights needs.

At a Glance

Reservations: Sites can be reserved online at or by calling 877-444-6777.
Area Amenities: Accessible, Boat ramp, Tent camping, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water
  • Camping: $26/night for single site, $2/holiday additional
  • Day use: $10/day/vehicle
Open Season: 05/12/2023 - 09/23/2023
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Vehicles 32 ft. max.
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age or Golden Access.
  • Day use: Recreation passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Vista Recreation
Information Center:

General Information


From Sandy - Travel east on Highway 26 for about 35 miles. Turn onto Forest Road 2630 and continue for 1 mile to the campground.

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
No. of Sites 28 single site(s), 4 double 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

Lake and Pond Fishing

Recreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing: Fishing in Clear Lake. Clear Lake is a large, artificial irrigation lake. Size: 557 acres, Elevation: 3,500 feet.
Fishing Mode Fly, Spin, Bait
Water Temperature average depth is 26 feet
Water/Flow Level Rainbow trout, brook trout


Recreation areas with activity Picnicking:

Boating - Motorized

Recreation areas with activity Boating - Motorized:

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation areas with activity Boating - Non-Motorized: Small sailboats will enjoy the Lake's steady breeze.


Recreation areas with activity Swimming: Swimming in Clear Lake


Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Accessible: Wheelchair accessible
Boat ramp:
Drinking water:

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