Lost Creek Campground is CLOSED and will not be opening in 2020. Please visit our Current Condtions page to learn the current status of other park facilities. Some facilities are closed or have reduced hours right now due to COVID-19, and some services, procedures, and policies have changed. The rest of this page is not being updated to reflect current conditions. Visit our publications page to download a list of lodging & camping options outside the park.
Lost Creek Campground is a small campground for tents located on the road to Pinnacles Overlook, three miles from the rim of Crater Lake. It usually opens in early July and closes in mid-October. Registration is self-service, and reservations are not possible. In July and August, the campground typically fills by mid-afternoon. Each site has a picnic table and a bear-resistant food locker. Lost Creek Campground is operated by the National Park Service.
* In 2020, Lost Creek Campground will be closed on the following nights:
• August 7 (will reopen at 6 pm on August 8) because of the Crater Lake Rim Runs event
** The campground is closed to RVs, buses, and trailers. An RV is defined as any vehicle with its own toilet. Vans and truck campers (without restrooms) are allowed. A tent is not required; you may sleep in your vehicle.
Payment can be made by cash (exact change only) or a check made out to the National Park Service. Credit cards are not accepted. Senior Pass and Access Pass holders are entitled to a 50% discount on camping fees.
Last updated: July 28, 2020