Ice Cap Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This scenic campground is located in a stand of Douglas fir, cedar and hemlock on a bluff above the McKenzie River and Carmen Reservoir. Ice Cap Creek runs along the eastern edge of the campground. Ice Cap offers 22 campsites with 9 walk-in tent sites. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table. There are vault toilets, firewood for sale, and a host onsite. There is no drinking water.

The location provides easy access to the McKenzie River Trail and to Koosah and Sahalie Falls. The McKenzie River is well known for boating and fishing as are Carmen Reservoir, Fish Lake and Clear Lake.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: McKenzie River Ranger District: Campground closed for the 2019 season.
Reservations: Reserve online at or phone 1.877.444.6777. Over half the campsites are available for advance reservation via The remainder are first come first serve.
  • Single Campsites - $18 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $8 per vehicle, per night
Usage: Heavy
  • Non-motorized boats only
  • 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: McKenzie Bridge, OR
Sisters, OR
Water: No water
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: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger District
57600 McKenzie Hwy
McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413

General Information


From McKenzie Bridge, OR, take Highway 126 east approximately 17.3 miles.

Turn left at the Ice Cap Campground/Koosah Falls sign.

Follow signs to the campground.

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  • Fire rings but NO firewood
  • Garbage pick-up

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No. of Sites22, 8 of which are tent only. 12 sites may be reserved at or by calling 877-444-6777. 10 sites are first-come, first-served.
No. of Accessible sitesNone

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