Regulations and Additional Information
View a map of Mazama Campground. If you make a reservation, you won't be reserving a specific site. When you arrive, you will choose any open site of the type you have reserved (e.g. tent, RV without hookups, RV with electricity). Note: In 2021, due to the pandemic, you will probably not be able to select your own site. Upon arrival, a bulletin board will let you know which site has been assigned to you.
Where Camping is Allowed and Nearby Camping Options
Inside the park, camping is allowed only in designated campsites at Mazama Campground and Lost Creek Campground. Overnight camping is not allowed in the park's picnic areas, parking lots, overlooks, and pullouts. Camping is allowed in the park for backpackers. Contact the park's Backcountry Office (541-594-3060) for information about camping in the backcountry. For a list of campgrounds outside the park, download a Lodging & Camping brochure from our publications page.
Check-in is between 12 pm and 9 pm. Check-out time is 12 pm. Generators are allowed between 8 am and 8 pm. Campground quiet hours are 10 pm to 7 am.
The maximum number of people per campsite is 6. The maximum number of vehicles per campsite is 2. Camping in the park is limited to 30 days per calendar year, with no more than 14 consecutive days in any campground.
The park is home to many animals, including black bears. When not in use, all of your food, garbage, cooking equipment, storage containers (e.g. ice chests), and toiletries (soaps, toothpaste, etc.) must be kept in your vehicle or in the bear-resistant locker provided at your campsite.
Each campsite has a fire ring with a grilling grate. Wood fires are allowed only in these designated rings. Never leave fires or hot coals unattended, and extinguish them completely before leaving.
Firewood can be purchased at the Mazama Store. You may also bring firewood into the park with you, but it must be from the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, and Idaho) or labeled as "Approved Pest Free." Dead wood may also be gathered as fuel, but only in areas of the park that are below 6,900 feet (2,100 meters) in elevation. Cutting or trimming of standing trees, dead or alive, is prohibited.
Vehicles and Bicycles
To protect the park's fragile vegetation, please keep all vehicles - including motorcycles, trailers, and bicycles - on paved surfaces at all times.
Water Usage and Disposal
Water spigots are located throughout the campground. The water is safe to drink. Please do not bathe or wash clothes at water spigots or in restroom sinks. Strained dishwater should be emptied in the grates found in front of each restroom.
Mazama Campground has a free dump station. You do not need to be staying at the campground to use it.
Camper Store, Laundry, Showers
The Mazama Village Store sells groceries, camping supplies, firewood, and gasoline. See store hours. The store also has hot showers and laundry machines. They take quarters; a change machine is on site. Your quarters help maintain the park's wastewater treatment system and return clean water to the environment.
Combination trash/recycling bins are found throughout the park. Recycling in the park is currently limited to aluminum cans and newspaper. Please consider taking glass and plastics with you to recycle at home.