Little Crater Lake Campground


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Area Status: Open
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Little Crater Lake Campground is one of the most scenic spots in Mt. Hood National Forest and a very comfortable place to camp. It is not far from Little Crater Lake, a cold, crystal clear, spring-fed pond - absolutely no swimming in Little Crater Lake. Also nearby is Timothy Lake, where boaters, swimmers and anglers enjoy recreating, all in the shadows of Mt. Hood, Oregon's highest point.

Located near Little Crater Lake. The small version of the famous lake to the south is considered a geologic oddity, possibly 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: Open for the 2021 summer season.
Reservations: 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
  • Camping:
    • $22/night for single site
    • $8/night for extra vehicle
    • $2/night additional charge on all holidays and holiday weekends
  • Day use:
    • $10/day/vehicle
    • NW Forest Pass accepted in lieu of day-use fee
Open Season: 05/21/2021 - 09/07/2021
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Vehicles 22 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 Acces, Golden Age or Golden Access.
  • Day use: Recreation passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


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.

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