Skip to Content (Press Enter)

Lava Lake Campground
Lava Lake Campground

Lava Lake Campground

Effective July 12, 2021, all open fires, including charcoal fires, will be prohibited on all lands administered by the Deschutes National Forest. There are no exceptions for developed or hosted campgrounds. Further information is found on the USDA Forest Service website. 

  • Lava Lake Campground is located along the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway within the heart of Central Oregon's Cascade Range.

    Lava Lake Campground offers access to hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing and scenic driving.

    Lava Lake is located on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range at an elevation of 4,740 feet surrounded by mature pine forests with bull rushes and lava outcroppings lining its shores.

    Features

    • Bike Riding Bike Riding
    • Fishing Fishing
    • Grills Grills
    • Hiking/Trekking Hiking/Trekking
    • Pet Friendly Pet Friendly
    • Wildlife Watching Wildlife Watching

    Facilities

    Campground (39 total sites)

    This waterfront campground features 44 sites some of which are designated as tent-only while others provide space for small RV's and trailers.

    Lava Lake Campground also has a day use area and boat ramp.

    Reserve Campground Now
    • 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.

    • The camping fee includes entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle, any extra vehicles will be subject to an extra vehicle fee at the campground.

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

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

    • 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 Dontmovefirewood.org 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.