South Shore Campground

Central Oregon, Oregon

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  • Boat ramp at South Shore Campground.- South Shore Campground
  • Lake view campsite.- South Shore Campground
  • Lake view campsite.- South Shore Campground
  • Lake view campsite.- South Shore Campground
  • Hillside campsite.- South Shore Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Boat launch nearby. Lake views. Shaded.
Cons: 
Crowded in summer.
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Alerts: 
8/18/15 - There have been numerous cases of Swimmer’s Itch being reported at Suttle Lake. Campers at Blue Bay, South Shore, and Link Creek campgrounds should be advised. Please visit HoodooRecreation.com or the CDC website for more detail. 8/17/15 - Burn restrictions are in place for the entire Deschutes National Forest until further notice. Please contact the Deschutes National Forest at 541.383.5300 for more information on acceptable alternatives to campfires.
Region:
Central Oregon, OR
Managed by: 
Hoodoo Recreation Services
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Day-use
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer
Reservation phone number: 
542-338-7869
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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South Shore is one of three campgrounds situated on the south side of Suttle Lake. The Douglas fir, ponderosa pines, 3,400-foot elevation, and glacial lake breezes make this a cool retreat in the heat of summer. The lake is ideal for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, waterskiing, and wind surfing. Motorized and non-motorized boat rentals are available nearby at The Lodge at Suttle Lake. There is a $5 day-use fee if you prefer to not spend the night but would still like to access the lake.

About a third of the 38 non-electic sites are located on the shoreline, and the rest are nestled in the trees on the hillside. All of the sites have a picnic table, fire ring, and beautiful lake view. This campground is open from May through mid-September. Reservations must be made four days in advance and are available up to six months in advance. Blue Bay and Link Creek are good alternatives on Suttle Lake if South Shore is full. Restrooms and potable water are centrally located for all sites. 

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