Lost Creek Campground

Lost Creek Campground sign

Lost Creek Campground is a small, tents-only campground 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 available. In July and August, the campground typically fills by mid-afternoon.  Each site has a picnic table and bear-resistant food locker. Payment can be made by check or exact cash. Lost Creek Campground is operated by the National Park Service.


Campground Information




Typically early July to mid-October (CLOSED for the Season)


No; first-come, first-served only



Number of sites


Maximum RV length

Tent camping only

Maximum trailer length

Tent camping only

Accessible Sites

No accessible sites


Portable toilets


No (campers will need to bring their own water)

Food storage

Metal food locker

Dump station

Available at Mazama campground


Closest amenities at Mazama campground


Permitted (more about pet regulations)

Ranger-led programs

No programs are offered at Lost Creek Campground, but campers are welcome to attend the nightly ranger program at Mazama Campground.


Nearest public phone is at Mazama Campground


Hiking, backpacking, bike riding

Additional Information

In 2018, Lost Creek Campground will be closed to camping on the following dates:

  • the night of August 9 (will reopen at 6 pm on August 10) because of the Crater Lake Rim Runs event

  • the night of September 13 (will reopen at 6 pm on September 14) because of the Ride the Rim event

  • the night of September 20 (will reopen at 6 pm on September 21) because of the Ride the Rim event

Last updated: October 27, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Crater Lake National Park
PO Box 7

Crater Lake , OR 97604


(541) 594-3000

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