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Cold Springs Campground

Central Oregon, Oregon

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  • Cold Springs Campground.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Towering ponderosa pines throughout Cold Springs Campground.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Typical vault toilet in Cold Springs Campground.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Typical day use picnic table in Cold Springs Campground.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Cold Springs Creek runs through Cold Springs Campground.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Typical campsite in Cold Springs Campground.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Typical campsite in Cold Springs Campground.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Cold Springs Campground.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Cold Springs Campground.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Cold Springs Campground.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Typical campsite in Cold Springs Campground.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Cold Springs Campground.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Cold Springs Campground.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Trail to the head of the springs.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Cold Springs Creek in Cold Springs Campground.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Cold Springs Campground.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Cold Springs Campground.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Cold Springs Spring.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Cold Springs Spring.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Cold Springs Campground.- Cold Springs Campground
  • Lava rock ridge just west beyond the springs.- Cold Springs Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Location. Natural spring. Shaded campsites. Lighter crowds.
Cons: 
Close to highway. Potable water pump not functioining. Sites are not very private.
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Region:
Central Oregon, OR
Managed by: 
Hoodoo Recreation Services
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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For those who wish to explore the Three Sisters Wilderness, this small campground located just 5 miles west of the little town of Sisters, Oregon, is a great starting point. A natural spring runs through the heart of the campground, meandering among towering ponderosa pine and birch trees. There are 23 small and shaded campsites scattered along a loop, and each is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This location is close to several trailheads along the Old McKenzie Highway, and it offers quick access to the North and Middle Sister mountains via the Pole Creek Trailhead. The campground location is also a good alternative to the Metolius-area campgrounds that get crowded in the summer months.

To the west of the of the campsites near the campground entrance, a short hiking trail leads along the stream toward the spring that trickles out of the side of an embankment. Note the trail near the spring can be muddy, and footing can be tricky and wet.

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