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Trapper Creek Campground
Trapper Creek Campground

Trapper Creek 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. 

  • Trapper Creek Campground is located in the Crescent Ranger District of Deschutes National Forest. Heavily forested and situated on a small stream that feeds into Odell Lake, this campground is a favorite in the area. Sparkling lakes, tranquil streams and nearby scenic peaks provide visitors with the perfect backdrop for fishing, boating, hiking and biking throughout the area.

    Boating, swimming and fishing are popular activities enjoyed by visitors during spring, summer and fall. Anglers have the opportunity to fish in clear, cold lakes and streams for abundant salmon and trout. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular during the winter. For anglers, Odell Lake is considered one of the blue giants of the Deschutes National Forest. This large lake has an average depth is 132 feet, which makes it ideal habitat for lake trout and bull trout. Rainbow trout, kokanee salmon and whitefish are also found in the lake. Boats are the most effective way to fish this lake but visitors should be aware of afternoon winds, as the lake can get dangerously rough. A boat ramp is provided at the campground.

    Nearby Odell Lake offers views across the water to Diamond Peak, the most prominent peak in nearby Diamond Peak Wilderness. At an elevation of 8,744 feet, this shield volcano formed as the entire Cascades mountain range was undergoing volcanic activity and uplift. Mixed stands of pine and fir trees tower over a variety of springtime flowers. Huckleberry is common in the underbrush of the campground. Wildlife found in the area include deer, elk, pine martens, ravens, native fish and an occasional black bear.

    Features

    • Fishing Fishing
    • Grills Grills
    • Hiking/Trekking Hiking/Trekking
    • Wildlife Watching Wildlife Watching

    Facilities

    Campground (29 total sites)

    Trapper Creek Campground offer sites that accommodate both tent and RV camping. The sites are secluded, and many are tucked away in thick forested areas. Sites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Drinking water are also available.

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    • Parking spurs may not be perfectly level.

    • 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.

    • Hookups are not available.

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

    • 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.

    • Click here for more information about Deschutes National Forest.

    • 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.