Paul Dennis (Olallie Lake) Campground

Area Status: Closed

Paul Dennis Campground is located on the north shore of Olallie Lake. Hiking, fishing, and canoeing are popular activities here. High elevation snow limits access into the Olallie Lake area until June in most seasons. Located in the Olallie Lake Scenic Area.

Paul Dennis Campground map (PDF)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Opened 6/16/23. Check Olallie Lake Resort for more information.
Reservations: All campsites are first come, first served. Olallie Lake Resort does not accept camping reservations.
Fees: Camping:
  • $20/night for single site
  • $30/night for premium (double family) site
  • $5/night for extra vehicle
Credit & debit cards NOT accepted; cash or check payments only.
Open Season: 06/16/2023 - 09/24/2023
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Vehicles 16 ft. max.
Closest Towns: Estacada, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Passes: Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Acces, Golden Age or Golden Access.
Operated By: Concessionaire (Olallie Lake Rustic Resort, LLC)
Information Center:

General Information


From Estacada, OR - drive south on Highway 224 for 45 miles. The road becomes Forest Service Road 46. From Road 46, turn east onto Forest Service Road 4690 and drive 6 miles on pavement, then about 3 miles on gravel, to a junction with Forest Road 4220. Turn south and continue 4 miles to Olallie Lake Resort.  Turn left at the resort and continue past the resort buildings to Paul Dennis Campground.  The roads are closed in the winter.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 17 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing in Ollalie Lake.

Day Hiking

Hiking trails wind throughout the lake-filled Olallie Lake scenic area, including the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, which heads south into the Mount Jefferson Wilderness.


Access to the Pacific Crest Trial. See day hiking description.


Boating - Non-Motorized

Canoeing in Ollalie Lake

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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