campsite at Mazama Campground

Mazama Campground near the Amphitheater.



Mazama Campground

Mazama Campground has approximately 200 forested sites and open June through September (weather permitting). Running water, flush toilets, bear lockers, picnic tables, and fire rings are provided. Collecting of dead and downed wood is allowed for campfires within fire rings. A range of site sizes are available; tent to RV lengths. A few sites have hook-ups for RVs. Dump station is available Sites can accommodate up to 8 people and 2 vehicles. Reservations can be made calling 1-888-774-2728 or on-line. Around busy, holiday and vacation weekends, reservations are recommended. Check-in starts at noon. The campground is a 7 mile drive from Rim Village, the closest place to view of Crater Lake.


Lost Creek Campground

Lost Creek Campground is a 16 site, first come, first served tent only campground that is operated by the National Park Service. This campground usually opens in early July and closes in mid-October. It has running water, sinks, and flush toilets. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring, and food locker.

The campground typically fills up, so arrive early to secure a site. Registration is self-service, and reservations are not taken. Sites are $10 per night and payment can be made by check or exact cash.


Backcountry Camping

Backcountry permits are required for overnight camping in the wilderness. Permits must be obtained at the Canfield Ranger Station at Park Headquarters between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., no more than a day before you begin your backcountry trip. Advanced reservation are not available, permits are only issued in person.

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