Reservoir Campground

Central Oregon, Oregon

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Reservoir Campground


  • A campsite at Reservoir Campground.- Reservoir Campground
  • The beach at Reservoir Campground has great views of the lake. The mountains in the background are, from left to right, Broken Top (9,177 ft), Mount Bachelor (9,068 ft), and Round Mountain (5,895 ft).- Reservoir Campground
  • Near the entrance to Reservoir Campground.- Reservoir Campground
  • A campsite at Reservoir Campground.- Reservoir Campground
  • Red dirt roads are characteristic of Reservoir Campground.- Reservoir Campground
Overview + Weather
Spacious sites far apart from one another. Excellent beach. Only Wickiup Reservoir campground with mountain views.
Isolated location. Campground roads and boat ramp are in bad shape. Dusty.
Central Oregon, OR
Managed by: 
Hoodoo Recreation
Pets allowed: 
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer
Reservations possible: 
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Reservoir Campground is a quiet campground located about 2 miles down South Wickiup Reservoir Road from its intersection with Cascade Lakes Highway on the south shores of the lake. Reservoir Campground is the only campground on the south shore of the lake. As a result, it is the only campground with views of Mount Bachelor and Broken Top. Most sites at the reservoir are far from one another, and the campground has a much more primitive feel, especially when compared to the very developed Gull Point Campground and the campgrounds surrounding it.

Reservoir Campground is generally not crowded, and most visitors in the summer can drive into a great campsite, even on a weekend. The campground also has one of the best beaches of any campground in the entire Cascade Lakes region. In the spring, fishing can bring a few crowds to the good sites near the lake. If you do plan on bringing a boat to Reservoir Campground, both boat launches are unpaved, narrow, and bumpy. A high-clearance vehicle and experience at sandy boat launches is invaluable for boaters here. Both boat launches at the campground have day use parking to fit trailers.

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