Cold Springs Campground

Deschutes National Forest

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Sisters, OR 97759
Reservations: 877-444-6777
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GPS: 44.3092, -121.6306

Last Price Paid: $7
Number of Sites: 23
Elevation: 3425 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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Yankee & Rebel
Venice, FL
28 HiLo 2806C
2013 Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi
28 reviews
Nightly rate: $7
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 10

Yankee & Rebel would stay here again

“Camping at its best.... loved it!”

Reviewed Jul 22, 2017

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If you love to hear the breeze rustling through towering Ponderosa pines and getting away from the maddening crowds, this is it. There are no electric or water hook-ups here and no dump station. There are only vault toilets and one hand- pump. The trade-off is large campsites, the tranquility of this place, and the easy access to the amenities of Sisters about 3 1/2 miles east of the campground and the scenic drive up to up to the McKenzie Pass, the lava flows, and the "stone" observatory to the west. The price reflects our senior discount. This campground seems to fill up quickly so it would be wise to reserve your spot if you are planning on spending the weekend here. Oh yes, if you look closely, there are raised receptacles for disposing of dish-water.

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Mike and Holly
Bend, OR
2015 Creekside 20FQ
2015 Ford F150 3.5L EcoBoost
27 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 9

Mike and Holly would stay here again

“Great Place to Relax”

Reviewed Jun 01, 2015

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This is a National Forest Service campground on the McKenzie Highway approximately four miles west of Sisters, Oregon.
There are no RV hookups, but there is well water from a hand pump. We saw toilet facilities, but didn't use them. I'm guessing that they are vault toilets.
The parking pads are dirt with lots of spacing between sites. Some sites had tall grass close to the site.
Most sites are close to level, but we did use the levelers at our site, number 9.
Our site was quiet with infrequent road noise.
The sites are large and include picnic table and fire pit.
Most of the sites are partially to mostly shaded under tall pine trees.
Reservation are accepted for about half of the sites through

The campground is named for a spring that flows out of the ground at the west end of the campground. The spring splits into two small creeks that run through the campground. Sites 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 are closest to the creek.

There are lots of places to hike around the campground. Walking a short distance in any direction will lead to single lane forest service dirt roads that run through the area. The roads make great hiking trails. Approximately a half mile west of the campground, one of the roads intersects with the Metolius/Windigo trail. This 150 mile trail parallels the Pacific Crest Trail from the Metolius River to Windigo Pass.

We had a usable cell signal with our AT&T phones and also with our Verizon hotspot with external antenna and amplifier.

This is a wonderful campground. You can really stretch out and relax with the large sites, tall trees and ample spacing between sites.

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Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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