Crescent Lake Campground and Yurts
Crescent Lake Campground and Yurts

Crescent Lake Campground and Yurts

  • Crescent Lake Campground is located on a hill overlooking beautiful Crescent Lake in Deschutes National Forest. It offers visitors the opportunity to experience the beauty and recreational opportunities of the eastern Cascade Range. Crescent Lake is the first campground in the Deschutes National Forest to offer yurts in a scenic location, great for individuals and groups alike.

    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. A boat ramp is located on-site. 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 provides the backdrop to this area, with mountain hemlock, fir and spruce also in the mix. Wildlife found in the area includes deer, native fish and migratory birds.


    • Bike Riding
    • Fishing
    • Hiking/Trekking
    • Wildlife Watching


    Campground (46 total sites)

    The campground is located on a small hill overlooking the Crescent Lake. The campground islocated right next to the Crescent Lake Resort which gives campers an advantage of a nearby bar-restaurant, a small grocery store, and boat rentals. In addition there is a good boat launch area and a scenic location. The nearby ski area is open in the summer for some activities and there is a small town with grocery stores and more as well at the turn off for the lake. This campground is one that is heavily used by boaters and family vacationers.

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    Cabins (3 total sites)

    Part of the popularity of this campground is its resort type atmosphere and the fact that there are 3 yurts open summer and winter to rent as well. The yurts have a bunkbed with a double on the bottom and single on the top and a double fold out futon. It also has a table and a couple of chairs. There is a wood stove and often there is some wood left to get a fire burning. Bring your own bedding, lantern, and eating essentials.

    • Attention Winter Campers: Please be aware that we are unable to plow the roads during the off season which means at times there may be limited accessibility due to snow. Parking will be at the Crescent Lake Resort, about ¾ of a mile hike from the yurts. Campers will also need to bring their own firewood during the winter.

    • While the campsites are pet-friendly, unfortunately pets are not permitted within the yurts.

    • Single site fees include 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle. Any additional vehicles are subject to an Extra Vehicle fee on-site, space permitting.

    • 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.

    • Please Note: Check out time now 12:00 PM, check in time 2:00 PM.

    • 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.

    • 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.