Little Crater Lake Campground
Little Crater Lake Campground is one of the most scenic spots in Mt. Hood National Forest and a very comfortable place to camp. It's not far from Little Crater Lake, a cold, crystal clear, spring-fed pond - which can be enjoyed by viewing, NOT by swimming, which is prohibited.
Also nearby is Timothy Lake, where boaters, swimmers, and anglers enjoy recreating at The Cove Day Use Area, all in the shadows of stunning Mount Hood.
Little Crater Lake, the small version of the famous lake to the south, is considered a geologic oddity. It is thought that the lake was created by artesian water forcing its way through the soft volcanic rock, creating a "blowhole."
Excellent huckleberry picking in the vicinity. Campground is wheelchair accessible.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closed for the season.|
|Reservations:||This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 or online at Recreation.gov.|
|Open Season:||05/27/2022 - 09/04/2022|
|Restrictions:||Vehicles 22 ft. max. Absolutely NO SWIMMING in Little Crater Lake.|
|Closest Towns:||Government Camp, OR|
|Information Center:||Vista Recreation|
Directions from Sandy, OR - Travel southeast on Highway 26 past Government Camp and Frog Lake to Primary Forest Route 42. Follow 42 south to Primary Forest Route 58 (approximately 1.5 miles into the Warm Springs Indian Reservation). Follow 58 northwest for approximately two miles to the campground.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Mountain BikingThis area is near the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) so please note: bikes are prohibited on the PCT.
|No. of Sites||16 single 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 http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71658&topTabIndex=CampingSpot|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
|No. of Sites||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 http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71658&topTabIndex=CampingSpot|
|No. of Accessible sites||16 single site(s)|
Lake and Pond FishingFishing in nearby Timothy lake. Size: 1,388 surface acres, Elevation: 3,227 feet.
|Fishing Mode||Fly, Spin, Bait|
|Water Temperature||Depth: 45' average depth, 80' maximum depth,|
|Water/Flow Level||Rainbow trout, brook trout, kokanee, cutthroat trout. Trout are stocked in the lake several times a year.|