Three Creek Lake Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Central Oregon, Oregon

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Three Creek Lake Campground

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  • Typical campsite at Three Creek Lake Campground.- Three Creek Lake Campground
  • Typical campsite at Three Creek Lake Campground.- Three Creek Lake Campground
  • Typical campsite at Three Creek Lake Campground.- Three Creek Lake Campground
  • Vault toilet facility at Three Creek Lake Campground.- Three Creek Lake Campground
  • Typical campsite at Three Creek Lake Campground.- Three Creek Lake Campground
  • Short trail leading to Three Creek Lake.- Three Creek Lake Campground
  • Three Creek and Three Creek Lake.- Three Creek Lake Campground
  • Open gravel beach at Three Creek Lake.- Three Creek Lake Campground
  • Open gravel beach at Three Creek Lake.- Three Creek Lake Campground
  • Open gravel beach at Three Creek Lake with Tam McArthur Rim (7,732') behind.- Three Creek Lake Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Direct access to Three Creek Lake. Shaded campsites.
Cons: 
Snowpack often remains late in the season. No potable water.
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Region:
Central Oregon, OR
Managed by: 
Hoodoo Recreation Services
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Reservations possible: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Three Creek Lake is an ideal setting to enjoy a lazy summer day in the mountains, and Three Creek Lake Campground provides a great overnight accommodation location. You can count on the notorious sunny Central Oregon days to warm up the lake's south shore and loose gravel beach, and the lodgepole pines and mountain hemlocks shade the campground that sits in the shadows of Tam McArthur Rim's glacial cirque.

The campground itself is quite small, featuring 11 campsites and two vault toilets. The adjacent Three Creek Lake Resort (541.873.2961) does rent boats and sell some grocery supplies and tackle, but in general the supplies are limited.

Recreation opportunities include fishing the lake's stocked brown and rainbow trout, strolling a mile and a half (one-way) to Little Three Creek Lake, hiking to the top of Tam McArthur Rim (5.2 miles total, 1,200 feet in elevation gain), or making the journey deep into the Three Sisters Wilderness to Park Meadow (12 miles total, 800 feet in elevation gain).

Note: The campground is typically open from late June through end of September, snowpack and weather permitting. Call Hoodoo Recreation Services at 541.338.7869 for specific dates.

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