Windy Group 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.
Located on the southwest end of spectacular Crescent Lake in Deschutes National Forest, Windy Group Campground offers visitors the opportunity to experience the beauty and recreational opportunities of the Cascade region in a rustic and secluded setting. A large group site sits at the lake's edge. Visitors enjoy hiking nearby trails and water activities on the lake.
Boating, swimming and fishing are popular activities enjoyed by visitors during spring, summer and fall months. Anglers have the opportunity to fish from boat or shoreline for abundant salmon and trout. Summer months offer the best fishing.Crescent Lake Snowpark offers skiers and snowmobilers a base camp for winter excursions. Open to snowmobiling, Summit Lake Trail, about 9 miles one-way, follows the road leading from Crescent Lake to Summit Lake, offering excellent views across Crescent Lake and showcasing Diamond Peak.
- Bike Riding
- Wildlife Watching
Drinking water not available at site; visitors must bring their own supply.
No overnight camping within 100 feet of the water's edge.
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.
Campfires will not be allowed during high fire danger.
Non-street legal motorcycles and off-road vehicle use is not allowed within or to and from the group camp.
Please Note: Check out time now 12:00 PM, check in time 2:00 PM.
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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.