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RV Hookups
Potable water
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Set adjacent to crystal clear Little Crater Lake and a stunning, wildflower filled alpine meadow, the Little Crater Lake Campground is a picturesque camp spot.  Featuring 15 sites, this little campground is ideally situated for those hoping to access Timothy Lake while avoiding the reservoir's summer crowds.  The campground offers few amenities: there is only one vault toilet, one source for potable water near the campground’s entrance, and no showers. What it lacks in comforts, however, it makes up for in serenity.  Speak with any of the other Timothy Lake camp hosts to check-in.

If the Little Crater Lake Campground is full and you’d still prefer a more tranquil Timothy Lake campground, check out the hike-in Meditation Point Campground or the Clackamas Lake Campground.  Otherwise, some of the other Timothy Lake campgrounds such as Pine Point Campground, Hoodview Campground, Gone Creek Campground or Oak Fork Campground may have what you are looking for.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)


Parking Pass

Not Required


Close to Little Crater Lake. Access to Timothy Lake hiking trails.


Few amenities and campsites.

Pets allowed


Managed by

Mount Hood National Forest

Reservation phone number

1 (877) 444-6777


Vault toilet
Potable water


Nearby Adventures

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon
Oregon, Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon
Mt. Hood + Clackamas River Area, Oregon


I have just returned from a relaxing two night stay at Little Crater Lake Campground. We were lucky enough to have the entire campground to ourselves the first night as it was on Thursday. I would recommend avoiding campsite 8 as we were directly in front of the trail head/parking to Little Crater Lake and next to the bathroom which made it a little busier than we would have liked. Otherwise no complaints.
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