Diamond Lake Campground
Surrounded by conifer trees along the east shore of mile-high Diamond Lake, this campground offers social lakeshore camping and several more secluded inshore sites. Reservations are required. During the summer season, Diamond Lake is a very popular destination with up to 700,000 visitors a year. There are interpretative ranger activities on the weekends. Expect mosquitoes.
There is an 11-mile paved hiking-biking trail around the Lake.
- 238 campsites with picnic tables and fire pits (51 lakeside sites)
- Drinking water
- Flush toilets
- Garbage disposal
- Grey water waste sumps
- RV dump station
- 2 boat ramps
- Fish cleaning station
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||06/10/2022: Open, Reservations start on June 10th through Recreation.gov. Check in time is 2 pm. Gatehouse opening times are 8 am Monday- Thursday, 11 am Friday. Diamond Lake Loop Trail was last groomed on 4-16-22.|
|Reservations:||Reservations can be made at www.recreation.gov for stays June through Labor Day. First come, first served in Sept, and Oct.|
|Closest Towns:||Roseburg, OR|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
- Maximum vehicle length: 35 feet (travel trailers up to 30 feet and recreation vehicles up to 35 feet)
From Roseburg, OR, turn onto OR 138 east / northeast Diamond Lake Boulevard, drive 80 miles east on Highway 138. Turn right onto Forest Road 4795 (Diamond Lake Loop) at the north entrance to Diamond Lake Recreation Area. Proceed 2.5 miles to the campground entrance.
From Klamath Falls, OR, or Bend, OR, use Highway 97.
From Medford, OR, use Highway 230.
Lemolo Lake is situated in the Oregon Cascades National Recreation Area, which also includes Diamond Lake, and includes dozens of trailheads. Many trails leading from this area cross into wilderness areas or even nearby Crater Lake National Park, both of which have special use restrictions for visitors inside the boundaries. Be aware and plan ahead if your hiking, hunting, or mountain biking trip is likely to take you more than a few miles from the trailhead.
- "Diamond and Lemolo Lake Area" and "Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail" brochures available at Diamond Lake Ranger District
- Campground host available
Other Nearby Recreation Opportunities
- Rogue-Umpqua National Scenic Byway
- Thielsen View Campground
- Broken Arrow Campground
- South Shore Picnic Area
- Diamond Lake Resort
- Diamond Lake Recreational Vehicle Park
- The rim of Crater Lake (National Park Service) is 30 minutes from Diamond Lake.
- Accessible campsites
- Accessible showers
- Accessible restrooms
Accessible Adventures Video: Diamond Lake in the Umpqua National Forest
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
- Check out an 11-mile paved trail around Diamond Lake!
Camping, hiking, fishing, and mountain biking
- Numerous hiking trails, including a 0.8 mile self-guided nature trail, Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, Mt. Thielsen Trail and Mt Bailey trail
- There are 11 miles of paved hiker/bicycle trail surrounding portions of Diamond Lake
- Lake fishing for Rainbow trout is popular. The lake is stocked annually with over 450,000 fingerlings
- There are 3 campgrounds with 219 sites fully accessible and 5 fully accessible restrooms.
Lake and Pond Fishing
Anglers can pursue a variety of trout species in Diamond Lake. Check the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website for the most up-to-date information about seasons and stocking schedules.