Carter Lake Campground
Carter Lake Campground is a family favorite in the Oregon Dunes Recreation Area. Part of the campground is located on the dunes where children love to play in the sand, and the other half is located on Carter Lake, perfect for fishing and boating. Campsites are nestled among shore pine, sitka spruce, Douglas fir and native rhododendron. Drinking water and flush toilets are available and each site has a campfire pit and picnic table. Parking aprons are paved.
Hiking the Carter Dune Trail, fishing for rainbow trout, canoeing and kayaking, and off-road vehicle riding are all nearby activities.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Snowy Plover restrictions in place March 15 - September 15
All campsites in ODNRA now require a digital reservation and payment.
|Reservations:||Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 877.444.6777. All Carter Lake campsites require a digital reservation and payment. Note that the Siuslaw National Forest does not have any control over the Recreation.gov phone line. Wait times are expected to be longer-than-usual.|
|Fees:||Camping: $22 per night for single unit, two vehicle limit
Day use: $5/Day/Vehicle
|Open Season:||May - September|
|Passes:||Interagency Senior and Access Passes (and the Golden Age and Access Passes) may receive a 50% discount on the use fee for individual campsites. This discount does not apply to extra vehicle fee or multiple campsites.|
|Operated By:||Siuslaw National Forest|
|Information Center:||Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitor Center|
General InformationGeneral Notes:
From Florence OR, travel south on Highway 101 for 11 miles. Carter Lake Campground entrance is on the west side of Highway 101.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Campground CampingRecreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
|No. of Sites||23 sites|
RV CampingRecreation areas with activity RV Camping:
|No. of Sites||23|
|Hookup - Water||No|
|Hookup - Sewer||No|
|Size Restrictions||very short|
|Hookups - Electric||no|
Lake and Pond FishingRecreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing: Bank fishing for rainbow trout
|Fish Species||Rainbow trout|
|Fishing Mode||Bank and boat|
|Fishing Method||Bait & lure|
Day HikingRecreation areas with activity Day Hiking: Carter Lake Trail
Viewing WildlifeRecreation areas with activity Viewing Wildlife: