Lost Lake Campground
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|
|Open Season:||Mid-July (weather dependent) - October (weather dependent)|
|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:||Willamette National Forest|
|Information Center:||McKenzie River Ranger District
57600 McKenzie Hwy
McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413
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.
- Fire rings, NO cut firewood provided
- NO drinking water
- Santiam Pass Summer Motorized Recreation (area is unavailable)
- Big Lake Day Use Area
- Big Lake Trail Area
- Sand Moutain Lookout
- Big Lake Campground
- Big Lake West Campground
- Mt. Washington Wilderness
- Pacific Crest Trail
Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
River and Stream Fishing
Catch & Release ONLY, please check fishing regulations for current information