Contorta Point Group Campground
Contorta Point Group Campground

Contorta Point Group Campground

  • Contorta Point Group Campground is located on the south shore of Crescent Lake in Deschutes National Forest. It offers visitors the opportunity to experience scenic beauty and recreational activities throughout the Cascades region.

    Crescent Lake is a prime location for boating, fishing and swimming. The Summit Lake Trail is popular among hikers and mountain bikers, offering excellent views of Diamond Peak across Crescent Lake. Visitors can take advantage of skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter months. Crescent Lake Snowpark offers a base camp for exciting winter excursions. The Summit Lake Trail is open to snowmobiling.

    Cresent Lake is nestled in a glacier basin east of the towering Cascade Mountain Range. It boasts brilliant blue-green water and sandy beaches. A forest of lodgepole pine provide the backdrop to the area, with mountain hemlock, fir and spruce also in the mix. Wildlife found in the area includes deer, native fish and migratory birds.


    • Fishing
    • Hiking/Trekking
    • Wildlife Watching


    Campground (2 total sites)

    The campground offers two group sites within walking distance of the lakeshore. It can accommodate two groups of 40 or one group of 80. Approximately 10 vehicles fit at each site. Amenities are minimal at this campground. Vault toilets are provided. Sites are equipped with tables. Roads and parking spurs are dirt. Drinking water and electrical hookups are not available. A nearby resort on Crescent Lake offers lodging and a general store. Supplies and equipment rentals are also available.

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    • This is a NO WATER facility so campers will need to bring their own supply.

    • ATV / OHV riding is not permitted within the campground – please limit use to transportation in and out of the facility.

    • This facility is pet friendly so long as animals are picked up after and kept on their leashes.

    • The Contorta Point beach is not included with the reservation – the beach is available to all for public use so campers are asked to be courteous to other visitors.

    • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the 24-hour Fire Precaution information 800-523-4737 or the Deschutes National Forest 541-383-5300.

    • Click here for more information about Deschutes National Forest.

    • Prevent the spread of invasive species by inspecting and cleaning packs, equipment and tires before using lake or trails

    • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit for further information.

    • Camping for a period in excess of 14 days consecutively in any one campsite is not allowed. Prior to returning to the campground after an initial 14 day stay, any person that was a part of the group must move to a new location at least 5 air miles from the previous location for at least 30 days.