Lost Lake Campground

Area Status: Open

Lost Lake Campground is adjacent to Highway 20 near the summit of Santiam Pass.  The rustic campground is located on the west shore of shallow Lost Lake. The water level of the lake fluctuates seasonally and is quite low in summer with water loving willows crowding the marshy shallows of the lake. This is a popular spot during fishing and hunting seasons.Please use caution around the area where Lost Lake drains. The hole may not be stable and could break under weight.

Learn more about Lost Lake, a unique feature in the Oregon Cascades, from Oregon Public Broadcasting.

At a Glance

Reservations: First come, first serve sites.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables, Toilets
  • Single Campsites - $21 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $7 per vehicle, per night
Download the Recreation.gov mobile app prior to your trip so you can pay the overnight fee onsite with Scan and Pay.
Open Season: May - September
Usage: Heavy
  • Trailers not recommended
  • OHV use in the campground is strictly prohibited for any purpose other than entering or leaving the campground.
  • Regulations for the Santiam Pass Summer Motorized Recreation Area (area is unavailable).
  • Camping is not allowed more than 14 days in a 60 day period.
  • Use of chainsaws in the campground is prohibited
  • Dogs MUST be on leash at all times within the campground
Closest Towns: McKenzie Bridge, OR
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: Linn County Parks & Recreation
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger District
57600 McKenzie Hwy
McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413

General Information


From McKenzie Bridge, OR, follow Highway 126 east  28 miles to Lost Lake Campground. Campground turnoff is on the north side of the highway just past Potato Hill Sno-park at Forest Road 890.

General Notes:

Campground Map

  • Fire rings, NO cut firewood provided
  • NO drinking water

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Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

River and Stream Fishing

Catch & Release ONLY, please check fishing regulations for current information


Picnic tables


Toilets: Vault

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4200 feet