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Three Creek Lake, Driftwood Campground

Central Oregon, Oregon

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  • Driftwood Campground entrance.- Three Creek Lake, Driftwood Campground
  • Typical campsite at Driftwood Campground. - Three Creek Lake, Driftwood Campground
  • Typical campsite at Driftwood Campground. - Three Creek Lake, Driftwood Campground
  • Three Creek Lake and Tam McArthur Rim from Driftwood Campground. - Three Creek Lake, Driftwood Campground
  • Campsite more removed from the lake at Driftwood Campground. - Three Creek Lake, Driftwood Campground
  • Driftwood Campground. - Three Creek Lake, Driftwood Campground
  • Typical campsite at Driftwood Campground. - Three Creek Lake, Driftwood Campground
  • Typical campsite at Driftwood Campground. - Three Creek Lake, Driftwood Campground
  • Typical campsite at Driftwood Campground. - Three Creek Lake, Driftwood Campground
  • Trailhead for Little Three Creek Lake at Driftwood Campground entrance.- Three Creek Lake, Driftwood Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Direct access to Three Creek Lake. All campsites are lakeside.
Cons: 
Snowpack often remains late in season. No potable water.
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Region:
Central Oregon, OR
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Camping fee: 
$16.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Tent/Walk-in sites: 
18
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Mixed precipitation (1–3 in. of snow) starting in the afternoon.
50°F
29°

Fri

Snow (3–7 in.) until evening, starting again overnight, and breezy in the afternoon.
31°F
26°

Sat

Mixed precipitation until evening and dangerously windy throughout the day.
43°F
28°

Sun

Light rain and dangerously windy until afternoon.
45°F
42°

Mon

Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
56°F
43°

Tue

Clear throughout the day.
62°F
45°

Wed

Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
57°F
46°
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Without doubt Three Creek Lake's most coveted campground, Driftwood Campground wraps around the lake's northwestern shore and features 18 large and widely distributed first-come, first-served campsites. From your site you'll be able to sit back, open up a refreshing beverage, and just take in the view of one of Central Oregon's most serene and picturesque lakes. While you're visiting, enjoy trolling for the lake's stocked brown and rainbow trout, venture to the lake's south shore beach, stroll a mile (one-way) to Little Three Creek Lake, hike to the top of Tam McArthur Rim (5.2 miles total, 1,200 feet elevation gain), or make the journey to Park Meadow (12 miles total, 800 feet elevation gain).

If Driftwood Campground is full, Three Creek Lake Campground and Three Creek Meadow Campground each have an additional 11 campsites.

Note: Facilities are typically open from late June through the end of September, snowpack and weather permitting. Call Hoodoo Recreation Services for specific dates at 541.338.7869. Be sure to bring plenty of provisions as the campground has no amenities beyond vault toilets, and the adjacent Three Creek Lake Resort (541.873.2961) has extremely limited supplies.

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