Islet Campground

Willamette National Forest

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NF-5898 Lane, OR 541-782-2283 541-225-6300 Official Website

GPS: 43.748, -122.0074

Last Price Paid: $22
Number of Sites: 55
Open Seasonally: June-Sept.
Elevation: 5446 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

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Sisters, OR 36' Winnebago Journey 36G
67 reviews
Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 22

Scott would stay here again

“Wonderful Waldo Lake.”

Reviewed Sep 18, 2016

Overall Rating

Waldo Lake is one of the largest natural lakes in Oregon. With over 100 feet visibility, it's 2nd only to Crater Lake in purity. The lake is closed to all motor boats which makes it incredible for paddle sports and small sailboats. I've been coming here for over 40 years with my family and consider a very special place. The only downside is that the season is very short (opens in June and closes at the end of September). The mosquitoes can be be fierce in June and July.

Of the three campgrounds (Shadow Bay, Islet, and North Waldo) North Waldo is our favorite. Unfortunately the sites suitable for RVs are limited and were occupied so we stayed at Islet a mile away which is still very nice. The price is a little steep for no services but the campgrounds are very well maintained. If you score a spot on the lake the price will seem like a bargain.

The hiking and moutain biking are awesome up here. Cell service with Verizon and AT&T is spotty to non-existent.

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  • dry camping
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • pets


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