Islet Boat Launch & Day Use Area (Waldo Lake)

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This day-use area is located at the Islet Campground at the north end of Waldo Lake and offers wonderful sandy beaches. The winds consistently blow each afternoon, offering a cool break from the summer sun. The 1-mile Shoreline Trail between Islet and North Waldo Campgrounds provides a short and pleasant hike along the lakeshore. The mosquito population is high from June to mid-August, so come prepared.

At a Glance

Fees Day Use Fee Area ($5 a vehicle) or valid Recreation Pass required. All fees must be paid within 30 minutes of arrival.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: See special regulations for Waldo Lake Area
Closest Towns: Oakridge
Water: No water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Willamette National Forest
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information


37 miles east of Oakridge

From Oakridge, proceed east on Hwy 58 for approximately 25 miles to the Waldo Lake road (FS road 5897). Follow Waldo Lake Road for 11 miles to FS road 5898. Continue on FS road 5898 to Islet Campground.

General Notes:
  • Garbage containers, fire rings, boat launch, recycle center, interpretive sign

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Recreation Map

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Water Activities

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Boating - Motorized

Motorized boats are allowed on Waldo Lake when propelled by an electric motor and traveling less than 10 mph.

Boating - Non-Motorized


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5,400 feet