BIG LAKE, OR

Big Lake Campground sits at its namesake lake along Santiam Pass, a 4,800-foot mountain pass through the Cascade Range in western Oregon. Campers enjoy views of the lake with the beautiful Mt. Washington as a backdrop.Surrounded by Alpine fir, hemlock and lodge pole pine, the campground...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 12 2014   Season Dates

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  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
  • There are no electric site hook-ups at this facility
  • First-come, first-served sites may be available
  • A fee will be charged for additional vehicles
  • The per-person fee for day-use visitors is $5


  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Big Lake Campground sits at its namesake lake along Santiam Pass, a 4,800-foot mountain pass through the Cascade Range in western Oregon.

Campers enjoy views of the lake with the beautiful Mt. Washington as a backdrop.

Natural Features:

Surrounded by Alpine fir, hemlock and lodge pole pine, the campground sits on the western side of the lake.

Big Lake, at elevation 4,600 feet, is in the Willamette National Forest, which spans 1.6 million acres on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains.

Recreation:

Water skiing, sailing and swimming are among the favorite activities at the lake.

The Patjens Lakes and Pocket Way Trails offer excellent hiking opportunities. The Patjens Trail follows the western side of Big Lake, heads south into the Mt. Washington Wilderness, passes alongside the scenic Patjens Lakes, and then loops back to the campground.

Facilities:

Big Lake Campground offers about 30 spacious campsites for tent or RV camping. Drinking water, vault toilets and a boat ramp are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Several hiking trails and off-loading trails are in the area. Explore the Santiam Pass region on the Sisters Oregon Scenic Byway that passes through 130 miles of lava fields, lakes and waterfalls.

Booking Window
Tue Sep 23 2014 - Thu Mar 19 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Mon Sep 08 2014 Sun Oct 12 2014
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015
Walk In Tue Sep 08 2015 Sun Oct 11 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Hiking
  • Lake Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Skiing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
Sep 08 2014 -
Oct 12 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $19.80
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 07 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $19.80
Walk In Season
Sep 08 2015 -
Oct 11 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $19.80

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.3775, -121.87083
44°22'39"N, 121°52'15"W

From Eugene, Oregon, take I-105 east to McKenzie Highway 126. Travel east on 126 for 90 miles to Santiam Pass. At the top of the Pass, turn right onto the access road (sign says Hoodoo Ski Area, Big Lake Road, & Benson Sno-Park). Travel one mile to the fork in the road and stay left on Forest Service Road 2690. Continue for 2 miles to the entrance to Big Lake Campground on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BIG LAKE
P.O. Box 8516
Coburg  OR  97408

Phone Number:

Information:  (541)603-8564