Lakes End Campground

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

This primitive campground is located on the north shore of Smith Reservoir and is accessed by boat only. This site is popular with people looking for a remote, off the beaten path camping experience. 

Basic facilities such as tables, vault toilets and fire pits are provided. There is no potable water (drinking water). Garbage service is not provided so please keep a pack-in pack-out camp and follow Leave No Trace guidelines.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: McKenzie River Ranger District: Campground CLOSED through the year 2021. Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) has closed Trail Bridge Campground, Lakes End Campground, Trail Bridge Reservoir Boat Launch, and Smith Reservoir for five years (through the year 2021) for work on the Carmen-Smith hydroelectric facilities. In addition, Forest Service Roads 690, 730, and 689 will be closed for the duration of the project. The McKenzie River Trail and associated trailheads will remain open...details
Reservations: No advance reservations. All sites are first come first serve.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees No Fee
Open Season: Year Round, but access is dependent on road and weather conditions
Usage: Medium
Best Season: June-October
  • 14 day limit,
  • No trailer facilities
  • 10 mph speed limit for boats
Operated By: Willamette National Forest

General Information



From McKenzie Bridge, OR, travel east on Highway 126 to Forest Road 732.  

Follow Forest Road 732 around Trailbridge Reservoir to Forest Road 730.  

Continue up Forest Road 730 for 2 miles to Smith Reservoir and locate the boat launch on the eastern shore.  

Travel by boat 1.8  miles north across the lake to Lakes End Campground.

General Notes:
  • Boat launch,
  • NO drinking water

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

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