Timpanogas Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This small, high-elevation 10 site campground sits at 5,300 feet at the far southeast end of the district, surrounded by fine stands of silver, grand, and noble fir. Be prepared for mosquitoes from July through August.

Summer recreation includes hiking, viewing, horseback riding, fishing and camping. The Timpanogas Basin offers 23 miles of hiking trails with excellent views of Diamond Peak, Sawtooth and Cowhorn Mountains. Winter recreation offers many marked snowmobile routes and a shelter across the lake, as well as spring cross-country skiing.

Timpanogas Lake is the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the Willamette River. Only non-motorized boating is allowed, and anglers typically have success with cutthroat and brook trout.

At a Glance

Reservations: No advance reservations. All sites are first come first serve.
Area Amenities: Toilets,Drinking water
Campsite must be occupied every night paid, and fees must be paid within 30 minutes of arrival.
  • Single Campsites - $14 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $6 per vehicle, per night
Open Season: Tentatively 5/28/21 (snow-melt dependent) - TBD
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: August, September
Busiest Season: August
  • Camping is not allowed more than 14 days in a 60 day period.
  • Check-in time: 2:00 pm or later. Check-out time: 1:00 pm 
  • Use of chainsaws in the campground is prohibited
  • Dogs MUST be on leash at all times within the campground
Closest Towns: Oakridge, Oregon (42 miles)
Water: Yes, hand pump
Restroom: Vault toilets
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: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information


Approximately 42 miles southeast of Oakridge, Oregon, in the Oregon Cascades Recreation Area (Douglas County)

From Oakridge, Oregon: From the intersection of Crestview Street and Oregon State Highway 58 (at the only traffic light along Highway 58 in Oakridge), proceed east on Highway 58 for 1.7 miles.  Turn right onto HIlls Creek Road/Kitson Springs Road. Travel for 0.5 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 21. Travel for approximately 32 miles (past Indigo Springs Campground) until the junction with Forest Road 2154. Turn left onto Forest Road 2154 and travel approximately 8 miles (past the end of pavement) to the campground. 

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5,200 feet