Ice Cap Campground
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.
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:||Closed for the 2022 season.|
|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.|
|Open Season:||5/27/22 - 9/5/22|
|Closest Towns:||McKenzie Bridge, OR
|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
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.
- Fire rings but NO firewood
- Garbage pick-up
- Ice Cap Creek Day Use Area
- Sahalie & Koosah Falls
- Upper McKenzie Trail Area
- Trail Bridge Campground
- Mt. Washington Wilderness
Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Mountain BikingRecreation areas with activity Mountain Biking:
Campground CampingRecreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
|No. of Sites||22, 8 of which are tent only. 12 sites may be reserved at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777. 10 sites are first-come, first-served.|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
RV CampingRecreation areas with activity RV Camping:
Maximum trailer length: 20 feet
Lake and Pond FishingRecreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing:
Day HikingRecreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
Viewing SceneryRecreation areas with activity Viewing Scenery:
PicnickingRecreation areas with activity Picnicking:
Boating - Non-MotorizedRecreation areas with activity Boating - Non-Motorized:
SwimmingRecreation areas with activity Swimming:
Alerts & Warnings
- FIRE CLOSURES: Cedar Creek, Beachie Creek & Lionshead, Holiday Farm, Potter, etc
- Forest Road 46 open for 11 miles; portion closed to vehicle traffic
- Pile Burning November-March 2023
- Helicopter Operations Near McKenzie Bridge Oct. 19-Feb. 1
- Carmen Diversion Reservoir closed through 2023