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

Elevation

6000’

Season

Typically early July to mid-October

Reservations

No; first-come, first-served only

Fee

$5/night

Number of sites

16

Maximum RV length

Tent camping only

Maximum trailer length

Tent camping only

Accessible Sites

No accessible sites

Restrooms

Portable toilets

Water

No (campers will need to bring their own water)

Food storage

Metal food locker

Dump station

Available at Mazama campground

Amenities

Closest amenities at Mazama campground

Pets

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.

Phone

Nearest public phone is at Mazama Campground

Recreation

Hiking, backpacking, bike riding

Additional Information

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

  • the night of August 10 (will reopen at 6 pm on August 11) because of the Crater Lake Rim Runs event

  • the night of September 7 (will reopen at 6 pm on September 8) because of the Ride the Rim event

  • the night of September 14 (will reopen at 6 pm on September 15) because of the Ride the Rim event

Last updated: July 4, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Crater Lake National Park
PO Box 7

Crater Lake , OR 97604

Phone:

(541) 594-3000

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