Area Status: Temporarily 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
||McKenzie River Ranger District: Campground CLOSED
Beginning March 27, 2017, Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) will close Trail Bridge and Lakes End campgrounds, the Trail Bridge Reservoir boat launch and Smith Reservoir for five years (through the year 2021). In addition, Forest Service Roads 690, 730, and 689 will be closed. The McKenzie River Trail and associated trailheads will remain open...details
||Year Round, but access is dependent on road and weather conditions
- 14 day limit,
- No trailer facilities
- 10 mph speed limit for boats
||Willamette National Forest
BOAT ACCESS ONLY.
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.
NO drinking water
Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.