Lava Lake Campground

Deschutes National Forest

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National Forest Road 500
Bend, OR 97701
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GPS: 43.9134, -121.7659

Last Price Paid: $16
Number of Sites: 43
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 4750 ft
Max Length: 30 ft

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Site Quality

Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G
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Mike and Holly
Bend, OR
2015 Creekside 20FQ
2015 Ford F150 3.5L EcoBoost
23 reviews
Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 26

Mike and Holly would stay here again

“Typical Forest Service Campground”

Reviewed Jun 27, 2016

Overall Rating

The campground is located beside Lava Lake, but none of the sites have a direct view of the lake. Most sites are partially shaded by Pine trees. There are no RV hookups. A trail circles the lake with connections to other hiking trails. One of the trails leads to Little Lava Lake which is a short walk from Lava Lake. Most of the sites are fairly level. Sites are gravel pads with generous spacing between sites. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. It's best to camp in this area after July 1 when the mosquito population is lower. There was a good Verizon cell phone signal.

Beside Lava Lake Campground is the Lava Lake RV Resort which has full hookups, a store and boat rentals. Also in the immediate area is Little Lava Lake Campground which is a smaller Forest Service campground that can accommodate small and medium size RV's.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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