Indigo Lake Campground

Willamette National Forest

Southern Oregon Cascades, Oregon

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  • Amazing views of Sawtooth Mountain reflected in Indigo Lake.- Indigo Lake Campground
  • Sign for Indigo Lake Campground.- Indigo Lake Campground
  • Fresh snow around Indigo Lake.- Indigo Lake Campground
  • One of the five hike-in campsites located on Indigo Lake.- Indigo Lake Campground
  • Indigo Lake partially frozen over. - Indigo Lake Campground
  • Clear waters of Indigo Lake.- Indigo Lake Campground
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  • Campsite along Indigo Lake.- Indigo Lake Campground
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  • Blue waters of Indigo Lake.- Indigo Lake Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Lakeside campsites. Amazing views.
Cons: 
No water. Mosquitoes during summer months.
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Region:
Southern Oregon Cascades, OR
Managed by: 
Willamette National Forest
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Indigo Lake Campground is a hike-in only facility located at the base of Sawtooth Mountain. You must pack in and pack out all of your supplies. The views and solitude of the area make the short hike worth the trip!

From the Timpanogas Lake Campground, follow the hiking trail signs to the trailhead for Indigo Lake. The 1.9-mile trail leads you up through an old-growth forest, meadows, and along a beautiful small creek. Once you reach the lake you are rewarded with an amazing view of Sawtooth Mountain. Fishing for trout, hiking, biking, and swimming are all activities that can be done around the lake depending on the season. 

Campsites are few and primitive, but they do include fire rings and picnic tables. They are situated along the lake's edge and are large enough for multiple tents. There is no water located at the campground. Sitting at an elevation around 5,900 feet, nights can be chilly even in the summer. Mosquitoes are also very abundant during the summer months, so plan accordingly. 

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