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SPRING, OR

Photo: SPRING
Status: Closed through Wed May 14 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Nestled in Deschutes National Forest, Spring Campground offers visitors some of the most stunning scenery in central Oregon and easy access to an abundance of recreational activities in the Cascade region.

A favorite among visitors, the sites in this campground are widely-spaced and scattered among a mixed conifer forest, giving it an open and sunny character. The campground looks out to the stunning water of Crescent Lake, and several tent-only sites are on the lake front.

Natural Features:

Cresent Lake, nestled in a naturally glaciated basin behind a moraine dam, lies east of the towering Cascade Mountain Range. Its brilliant blue-green water, sandy beaches and water temperature are exceptional for a high-elevation lake.

Fantastic nearby peaks, lava flows and old-growth forests provide visitors with breathtaking landscapes, showcasing ecosystems typical of central Oregon.

Wildlife found in the area include deer, porcupine, native fish and migratory birds.

Recreation:

In addition to being a prime location for boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and biking in summer and early fall, Spring Campground offers excellent skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter months.

Crescent Lake Snowpark offers skiers and snowmobilers a base camp for winter excursions. Summit Lake Trail, 9 miles one- way, follows the road leading from Crescent Lake to Summit Lake, offering excellent views across Crescent Lake and highlighting Diamond Peak.

Anglers enjoy fishing from boats or the shoreline. Fish species found in the lake include kokanee salmon, mackinaw, rainbow trout, brown trout and mountain whitefish. Summer months offer the best fishing opportunities.

Facilities:

Sites at Spring Campground are plentiful, and some can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. The campground is rarely full, offering a bit more solitude than neighboring campgrounds.

Larger groups may reserve a block of 12 campsites. These sites are somewhat isolated from the others and can fit up to about 70 campers and 25 vehicles.

Sites are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets and drinking water are available.

A nearby resort on Crescent Lake offers lodging and a general store.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors can explore wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers, lakes and reservoirs and approximately 1,600 miles of trails that comprise nearly 2.5 million acres the Deschutes National Forest and the adjacent Ochoco National Forest.

Lava Lands Visitor Center in nearby Bend, Oregon, and the Newberry National Volcanic Monument draw visitors to the region as well.

Visitors may also enjoy traveling the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, known as Oregon's Highway in the Sky. The 66-mile drive through the Cascade Mountain range weaves through snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes, highlighting the beauty of central Oregon.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Entrance Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Ranger Station
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Tent sites
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Skiing
  • Waterfront Sites
Within 10 Miles
  • General Store
  • Ice Machine
  • Laundry Facilities
Know Before You Go
  • Several sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Electric hookups are not available
  • Prevent the spread of invasive species by inspecting and cleaning packs, equipment, and tires before using lake or trails
  • Click here for more information about Deschutes National Forest


Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.46167, -122.01667
43°27'42"N, 122°1'0"W

From Crescent, Oregon, travel 12.2 miles west on Road 61, then 3.5 miles north on Highway 58, then 8.1 miles west on Road 60 to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SPRING
P.O. Box 8516
Coburg OR 97408

Phone Number:

Information: (541)338-7869