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North Waldo Boat Launch & Day-Use

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

North Waldo Boat Launch and Day-Use Picnic area are located adjacent to the North Waldo Campground, the most popular of the Waldo Lake campgrounds. Expect mosquitoes between June and August.

The boat launch is somewhat deeper than the others on the lake, accommodating larger sailboats. North Waldo is also a popular starting point for many wilderness trails and lakes, most notably the Rigdon, Wahanna and Torrey Lakes.

The 1 mile Shoreline Trail between North Waldo and Islet Campgrounds provides a short and pleasant hike along the lakeshore.

At a Glance

Fees Day Use Fee Area ($5 a vehicle) or valid Recreation Pass required. 
Usage: Medium
Best Season: August & September
Busiest Season: August
Restrictions: See special regulations for Waldo Lake Area. Motorized boats are allowed on Waldo Lake when propelled by an electric motor and traveling less than 10 mph.
Closest Towns: Oakridge, OR
Westfir, OR
Water: No Water
Restroom: Compost Toilet
Operated By: Willamette National Forest
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information

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From Oakridge, follow Hwy 58 east for 25 miles to the Waldo Lake Road (Forest Service Road 5897). Follow Waldo Lake Road for 11 miles to Forest Service Road 5898. Follow Road 5898 to Forest Service Road 5895. Continue on Road 5895 to North Waldo Campground.

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