CARTER LAKE, OR

Carter Lake Campground is a family favorite in the Oregon Dunes Recreation Area. Part of the campground is located on the dunes where children love to play in the sand, and the other half is located on Carter Lake, perfect for fishing, swimming and boating. The Pacific coast is just...
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AREA CARTER LAKE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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AREA CARTER LAKE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 25 Back-In
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AREA CARTER LAKE RV NONELECTRIC 8 25 Pull-Through
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AREA CARTER LAKE RV NONELECTRIC 8 30
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AREA CARTER LAKE RV NONELECTRIC 8 30 Pull-Through
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AREA CARTER LAKE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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AREA CARTER LAKE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 20 Back-In
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AREA CARTER LAKE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Pull-Through
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AREA CARTER LAKE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 20 Pull-Through
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AREA CARTER LAKE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 20 Back-In
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AREA CARTER LAKE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 15 Back-In
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Overview

Overview

Carter Lake Campground is a family favorite in the Oregon Dunes Recreation Area. Part of the campground is located on the dunes where children love to play in the sand, and the other half is located on Carter Lake, perfect for fishing, swimming and boating. The Pacific coast is just a short drive away.

Natural Features:

Campsites are nestled among shore pine, sitka spruce and Douglas fir, with trimmed hedges of rhododendron. Carter Lake spans 28 acres at an altitude of 100 feet. The campground is part of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, known for its wind-sculpted sand dunes towering up to 500 feet above sea level.

Recreation:

Hike the Carter Dune Trail, which attracts campers and locals alike. Fishing for rainbow trout is a good way to pass the time, and canoeing and kayaking are excellent on Carter Lake.

The dunes region is famous for off-road vehicle riding trails, too.

Facilities:

Drinking water and flush toilets are available and each site has a campfire pit and picnic table. Parking aprons are paved.

Nearby Attractions:

Explore the waterways of the region, including Oregon's lovely Pacific Ocean, Tahkenitch Lake and Siltcoose Lake.

Booking Window
Mon Apr 28 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

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
Peak Tue May 13 2014 Sun Oct 26 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Rentals
  • Crabbing
  • Grocery Store
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Showers
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
Peak Season
May 13 2014 -
Oct 26 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.83-$19.80
RV NONELECTRIC $17.00-$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):
43.85667, -124.14611
43°51'24"N, 124°8'46"W

From Florence, travel south on Highway 101 for 11 miles. Carter Lake Campground entrance is on the west side of Highway 101.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CARTER LAKE
81800 Highway 101
Gardiner OR 97441
Additional Information