Little Crater Lake Campground

 

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Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

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: CLOSED for 2020 season due to staffing.
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 http://www.recreation.gov/
Fees
  • Camping:
    • $21/night for single site, $8/night for extra vehicle
    • $2/night additional charge on all holidays and holiday weekends
  • Day use: $5/day/vehicle
Open Season: - undefined
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Vehicles 22 ft. max.
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes:
  • 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:

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.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Day Hiking

Hiking on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, which leads south to Timothy Lake and north up the slopes of Mount Hood.

Backpacking

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail access. See day hiking description.
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.149028

  Longitude : 
-121.743014

  Elevation : 
2600

 

Tips for beginner campers

Tips for first time campers


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Drone use on Mt. Hood NF

 



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