Little Crater Campground

Newberry National Volcanic Monument

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NF-21 La Pine, OR 97739 541-383-4000 541-383-5300 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 43.7086, -121.2453

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Overview of Little Crater Campground

Number of Sites 50

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 6,332 ft / 1,929 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Verizon 4G/LTE
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Last reported 6/20/2016
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Last reported 7/20/2015
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Hillsboro, OR 33' Forest River Wildcat 27FLS 2005 Ford F250
3 reviews
“OMG! I have never had such a beautiful spot at a campground before!”

Reviewed 6/20/2016

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

We only stayed two nights here as it was our first experience camping without any hookups but we will be coming back. Almost all the spots have view of the lake and half the spots are right on the lake.

Having Paulina mountain as a backdrop just makes it even that much more spectacular! The spots are all gravel but looking at others as well as my own experience they seemed very level. I had no problem fitting my 33' long RV into the spot we had but you will want to look at the descriptions on because even though there seemed to be several large spots there were also several that were small and some that seemed large were angled in a way that you might not be able to fit a larger vehicle. The website explains how long they are and even states how long of a vehicle it can fit and the two are not always the same.

I just love that you can reserve more and more of these spots as they used to be out of reach for us before scared that we may drive several hours to get there and have to come back home because it was full.

Has several access points to potable water and grey water dumping spots, very clean (probably the cleanest I have run into) pit toilets. There is not a dump station onsite but there is one about 1-2 miles down the road heading back to La Pine.

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Verizon 4G/LTE

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Bend, OR 24' Airstream Interstate
4 reviews
“Great campground for water sports, hiking, mtn. biking!”

Reviewed 7/20/2015

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 35
Overall Rating

We stayed here over the weekend (July 17 - 19, 2015) with 2 other couples. We booked camp site 35 and 36, which were two great spots for a group of 1 travel trailer and two tents.

We had Site #35 back-in for our 25 foot Airstream, it was not an ideal spot, as we had a bit of a lopsided pad but we made it work. The campground site indicates that all sites are 30 feet pads but there were many which we thought were definitely much bigger and pull-through. We'll probably book one of those next time.

You have direct access to the lake. The boys went off and did the Crater Rim mtn. bike trail from Paulina Peak and the ladies did the 7-mile hike with our dogs. It was a nice hike and fun to stop off and go swimming for a while or jump in the hot springs.

There is much to do around this campground, just pick your pleasure. Overall, you don't have much privacy at the camp site, unless you book a couple together. Yet, if you are just using your site for home base, it’s a perfect location.

AT&T - no coverage at all. Our friends on Verizon, little to none.

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Olympia, WA Lance 1050S Chevrolet Duramax 3500
23 reviews
Little Crater Campground Paulina Lake in Oregon - we always WAnder.......

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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