After a fun filled day exploring the area, relax and fall asleep to the sound of the babbling Lost Creek at this secluded and quiet 12-site campground. Towering Douglas fir and cedar trees surround this small, rustic and compact campground. The campground’s name was derived from "Girl of the Limberlost," a classic novel by American writer and naturalist, Gene Stratton-Porter. The campground offers vault toilets and garbage service. Each campsite includes a fire ring and picnic table. There is no drinking water available at the campground. Firewood is available at Olallie Campground.
Hikers, swimmers, and anglers alike will delight with nearby Three Sisters Wilderness Area, Mt. Washington Wilderness, and Lost Creek. Those interested in relaxing will enjoy a soak in nearby Belknap Hot Springs. If you have an interest in biking, several trails outside of the Wilderness areas are available.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closed for 2023 season.|
|Reservations:||Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777. Over half the campsites are available for advance reservation via recreation.gov. The remainder are first come first serve.|
|Area Amenities:||Picnic tables, Toilets|
|Closest Towns:||McKenzie Bridge, OR
Blue River, 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:||American Land & Leisure|
|Information Center:||McKenzie River Ranger District
57600 McKenzie Hwy
McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413
From McKenzie Bridge, OR, travel east on Highway 126 to Highway 242.
Follow Highway 242 east for approximately 1 mile to Limberlost Campground.
- Fire rings, but NO cut firewood provided
- NO drinking water
- Alder Springs Campground
- Scott Lake Campground
- Paradise Campground
- Three Sisters Wilderness
- Mt. Washington Wilderness
Tent, auto, trailer sites (maximum trailer length 16 feet)
|No. of Sites||2 tent ONLY sites; 10 tent, auto, trailer sites|
|Reservation Info||7 sites may be reserved through www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777. 5 sites are first-come, first-served.|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
River and Stream Fishing
Alerts & Warnings
- Delays on Forest Road 46, temporary closure starting mid-December
- Landslide on Forest Road 19; one lane traffic
- FIRE CLOSURES: Lookout, Bedrock, Cedar Creek, Beachie Creek & Lionshead
- Portion of McKenzie River Trail closed; trail detour in place
- Christmas Tree Permits Available Now; 6th Annual Ornament Hunt Nov. 17-Dec. 31