Breitenbush Lake Campground

Mt. Jefferson + Metolius River Area, Oregon

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  • Breitenbush Lake Campground entrance.- Breitenbush Lake Campground
  • Breitenbush Lake and Olallie Butte (7,215'). - Breitenbush Lake Campground
  • Breitenbush Lake from the campground.- Breitenbush Lake Campground
  • Breitenbush Lake from the campground.- Breitenbush Lake Campground
  • Breitenbush Lake Campground.- Breitenbush Lake Campground
  • Typical campsite along the shoreline.- Breitenbush Lake Campground
  • Typical campsite along the shoreline.- Breitenbush Lake Campground
  • A rustic picnic pavilion at Breitenbush Lake Campground.- Breitenbush Lake Campground
  • A rustic picnic pavilion at Breitenbush Lake Campground.- Breitenbush Lake Campground
  • Typical campsite.- Breitenbush Lake Campground
  • Typical campsite.- Breitenbush Lake Campground
  • Unnamed adjacent lake and marsh at Breitenbush Lake Campground.- Breitenbush Lake Campground
  • Bridge to walk-in campsites.- Breitenbush Lake Campground
  • Unnamed adjacent lake and marsh at Breitenbush Lake Campground.- Breitenbush Lake Campground
  • North Fork of the Breitenbush River headwaters.- Breitenbush Lake Campground
  • Walk-in campsite along the shoreline.- Breitenbush Lake Campground
  • Breitenbush Lake Campground vault toilet facility.- Breitenbush Lake Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Very remote and serene area and lake. Nearby hiking.
Cons: 
Mosquitos in early summer. 18 miles of gravel and rugged road requiring four-wheel drive to access.
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Region:
Mt. Jefferson + Metolius River Area, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Tent/Car sites: 
20
Tent/Walk-in sites: 
4
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
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Partly cloudy in the morning.
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Partly cloudy throughout the day.
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Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Located within the lands managed by The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Breitenbush Lake Campground might be one of the most underutilized campgrounds in Oregon, so much so that a stay here is free of charge.

Access via Olallie Lake to the campground is rough, including a 2-mile stretch of NF-4220 that is best left to four-wheel drive vehicles, and with as many as 200 lakes in the area early summer comes with plenty of mosquitos. So, why visit? Breitenbush Lake is set in the middle of some of Oregon’s most pristine wilderness, you'll most likely avoid the mid-summer crowds, the campground affords very spacious campsites that are perfect for large groups and are dotted around the lake’s shore, and it is located at the trailhead of one of the state’s most prized outdoor destinations, Jefferson Park.

That said, pack well as the campground offers few amenities, and postpone your visit until August and September to avoid mosquitos.

Note: Due to snowpack, roads leading into the Olallie Lake Scenic Area can be closed as late as the beginning of July.

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