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Lava Lake Campground

Central Oregon, Oregon

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  • View from Lava Lake marina.- Lava Lake Campground
  • View of Lava Lake and Mount Bachelor (9,068').- Lava Lake Campground
  • - Lava Lake Campground
  • Typical campsite.- Lava Lake Campground
  • Typical campsite.- Lava Lake Campground
  • Typical campsite.- Lava Lake Campground
  • Typical campsite.- Lava Lake Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Spacious and private campsites.
Cons: 
No campsites are removed from the lake.
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Region:
Central Oregon, OR
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Camping fee: 
$14.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Tent/Car sites: 
38
Tent/Walk-in sites: 
5
Group sites: 
1
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Snow (2–4 in.) starting in the evening.
55°F
33°

Fri

Snow (5–8 in.) until evening, starting again overnight.
33°F
31°

Sat

Mixed precipitation until evening and windy throughout the day.
47°F
32°

Sun

Windy until afternoon and rain until evening.
50°F
44°

Mon

Foggy in the morning.
63°F
41°

Tue

Clear throughout the day.
68°F
40°

Wed

Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
63°F
40°
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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For better or for worse, Lava Lake Campground essentially serves as an overflow campground for the two adjacent campgrounds that serve Lava and Little Lava Lake, both of which are attractive to two distinctly different crowds.

Lava Lake Resort runs a separate 24 site full-hookup (electrical, water, sewage) RV Resort with the luxuries of showers, restrooms and a laundry facility.  In contrast, Little Lava Lake Campground, situated on the banks of the Deschutes River headwater, is a relatively modest 15 site campground that caters to tent campers seeking a more rustic setting.  Both campgrounds are popular and fill up quickly!

Fortunately, Lava Lake Campground, run by Hoodoo Recreation, has an additional 44 campsites for those in need of an overnight spot.  The campsites are very generous in size, perfect for large groups, and most offer a good amount of privacy.  Unfortunately, because they are set in a thick forest of lodgepole pine, none of the sites have views of either of the neighboring lakes.

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