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Elk Lake Campground is situated on the northern end of Elk Lake and offers outdoor enthusiasts a variety of activities such as boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. It is an ideal spot to observe the stunning views of the Cascade Range and its diverse wildlife. The campground features a boat ramp, drinking water, vault toilets, picnic tables, and campfire rings for visitors to use. The nearby Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway provides a beautiful 66-mile drive with snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes.


Elk Lake Campground is located on the north end of Elk Lake along the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway.


Both motorized and non-motorized boating are allowed on Elk Lake providing the opportunity for swimming, fishing, windsurfing and water skiing. Hiking and horseback riding are popular activities on the Elk-Devils Trail, which follows an historic route from Elk Lake to the Wickiup Plains Trail, just west of Devils Lake.


Elk Lake Campground can accommodate RV, trailer or tent-campers, however, electric hookups are not available. All sites are equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. The campground has drinking water and vault toilets available. This campground also features a boat ramp to provide access to Elk Lake.

Natural Features

Elk Lake offers magnificent views of South Sister, Mt. Bachelor and numerous other mountainous features. Wetlands, diverse forests and rocky slopes near the campground provide habitat for shorebirds, porcupine, deer, bats and the occasional black bear.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors enjoy traveling the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway which climbs from Central Oregon's high desert floor into the Cascade Range on a 66-mile drive winding through snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes.

Charges & Cancellations

Once your reservation start date has begun, neither the Recreation.gov Contact Center nor the campground manager will be able to modify your reservation.

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Campground Matrix

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0.1mi 75%
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1.0mi 67%
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1.3mi 67%
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Deschutes National Forest
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Deschutes National Forest
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Deschutes National Forest
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