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Status: Closed through Wed Apr 30 2014   Season Dates


Lost Prairie Group Site is located along the Over the Rivers and Through the Woods Scenic Byway and is nestled among the forest in the Cascades at an elevation of 3600 feet. Lost Prairie is only 15 minutes from the McKenzie River National Scenic Trail and Clear Lake. Numerous other trails and lakes are close by as well.

Natural Features:

The group site is nestled in the trees and Hackleman Creek flows through the back of the site. There are many wildflowers blooming in the prairie during the summer.


Lost Prairie Group Site is close to numerous hiking and boating opportunities. The McKenzie River trail, Echo Basin, Crescent Mountain and Browder Ridge trails are all within fifteen minutes drive. Clear Lake, Smith Reservoir and Suttle Lake are all close by and offer boating and fishing opportunities.


Lost Prairie has 4 traditional campsites, two suitable for small RV's. One Hand pump provides water and there is a newer double CXT toilet on site and an older outhouse near site 1. The creek can be accessed from the campground easily.

The Lost Prairie Group Area was originally a campground that has been converted to a group site. Below are the details on the individual sites within the group site; every site has a picnic table and fire pit/grill. There is a parking area originally designed for the walk in sites that can be used for RV parking; this area is suitable for 3 large or 5 small RV’s, maximum 6 RV’s.

Site 1 – Back-in, paved surface, 42 feet long, flat grade, suitable for tent or small camper
Site 2 – Back-in, paved surface, 30 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper
Site 3 – Back-in, paved surface, 17 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper
Site 4 – Back-in, paved surface, 15 feet long, slight grade, suitable for tent or small camper

Site 5 -10 were originally walk-in sites. Walk is less than 60 feet. Tents may be set up in area where original sites were located. Parking area can be used for autos using walk-in area and RV’s.

Nearby Attractions:

Clear Lake Resort is just down the road from Lost Prairie Group Site on Hwy 126 with restaurant, boat rental and excellent hiking around the Clear Lake. Clear Lake is unique and well known for its clarity and standing dead trees created by the eruption of Sand Mountain. The West Cascades Scenic Byway and Santiam Pass-McKenzie Pass Scenic Byway are in close proximity to the site. Numerous short hikes to lakes, waterfalls and scenic vistas are along both routes.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Parking Area
  • Pit Toilets
  • Tables
  • Trailhead Parking
  • Water
  • Water (Seasonal)
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Boat Dock
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Backpacking
  • Boat Rentals
  • Cafe
  • Fishing Dock
  • Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation
Know Before You Go
No electric hookups are available, no firearms, fireworks. Firewood is limited - campers should bring wood from the Pacific Nothwest.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.40278, -122.07556
44°24'10"N, 122°4'32"W

From Sweet Home, OR, follow Highway 20 east for 38 miles and look for signs for the Lost Prairie Group Site.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

4431 Highway 20
Sweet Home OR 97386

Phone Number:

Information: (541)967-3917