Islet Campground (Waldo Lake)
This 55 site campground is located at the north end of Waldo Lake, just south of North Waldo Campground. Each site has a fire ring and table. There are three vault restrooms within the campground and another at the boat launch/day use area. There is a sanitation station within easy access. Islet offers wonderful sandy beaches. Western winds consistently blow each afternoon, offering respite from early season mosquitoes, which are typically intense from June to mid-August so come prepared.
Waldo Lake is one of the largest natural lakes in Oregon. It offers a uniquely peaceful setting on the water and along remote shorelines, surrounded by forests of Douglas fir and western hemlock. Recreation in the area is abundant with the lake an ideal location for water activities like sailing, canoeing and swimming.
The north end of Waldo Lake is a popular starting point for many wilderness trails and lakes, most notably the Rigdon, Wahanna and Torrey Lakes. There is a 1-mile Shoreline Trail between Islet and North Waldo campgrounds which provides a short and pleasant hike along the lakeshore.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||8/29/23: Temporarily closed due to Cedar Creek Fire. Closed for 2023 season. See closure order and map.|
|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.|
|Best Season:||August, 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:||American Land & Leisure|
|Information Center:||Middle Fork Ranger District
46375 Highway 58
Westfir, OR 97492
37.3 miles east of Oakridge, Oregon
From Oakridge, Oregon: At the intersection of Crestview Street and Oregon State Highway 58, travel east on Highway 58 for 23.3 miles. Turn left on the Waldo Lake Road/Forest Road 5897. Travel for 12.8 miles and turn left at the T intersection on Forest Road 5898. Travel for 1.2 miles and the destination will be on your right.
- Garbage containers, fire rings, boat launch, interpretive sign
- Islet Day Use Area
- North Waldo Campground
- North Waldo Trail Area
- Taylor Burn Trail Area
- Pacific Crest Trail
- Harralson Horse Camp
- Waldo Lake Wilderness
Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Campground CampingRecreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
Maximum trailer length 24 feet
|No. of Sites||55|
|Reservation Info||No reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.|
|No. of Accessible sites||All restrooms are accessible.|
Boating - MotorizedRecreation areas with activity Boating - Motorized:
Motorized boats are allowed on Waldo Lake when propelled by an electric motor and traveling less than 10 mph.