Cold Water Cove Campground

Area Status: Closed

Stunning views of the turquoise-colored Clear Lake and 3000-year-old lava fields make this campground an ideal location. The campground sits on the south end of Clear Lake in a mix of maple, alder and Douglas fir trees. On a clear day, catch a glimpse of the Three Sisters Mountains and Mt. Washington. There are 34 campsites (31 single, 3 multiple). Sites #7 and #10 are accessible. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. No hookups are available. 

Fishing, canoeing and boating are popular activities. Evening nature talks are conducted at the amphitheater in the Clear Lake Day Use Area. A general store and restaurant are located at the resort next door.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the 2023 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. 
Area Amenities: Toilets, Drinking water
  • Single Campsites - $25 per night
  • Multiple Campsites - $46 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $9 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - $9 per vehicle, per day
Download the mobile app prior to your trip so you can pay the overnight fee onsite with Scan and Pay.
Usage: Heavy
  • 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: Yes
Restroom: Yes
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, travel east on Highway 126 for 18 miles to the Clear Lake Area.  

Before reaching Clear Lake, turn right on Forest Road 770, heading northeast 1 mile to Coldwater Cove Campground.

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Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

  • Tent, auto, and trailer sites (maximum trailer length 30 feet)
No. of Sites 35, 13 of which are reservable
No. of Accessible sites 2 campsites, 4 restrooms, picnic table, paved access routes
Rental info: Clear Lake Resort is nearby. They offer cabin rentals, boat rentals, and fishing tackle. Linn County Parks & Recreation
3010 Ferry St. SW
Albany, OR 97322

RV Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking


Boating - Non-Motorized



Toilets: Vault
Drinking water: Well

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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3000 feet