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Overview of South Ice Cave Recreation Site

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Chris&David
Redmond, OR 23' Oliver Oliver Legacy Elite II Ford F150
109 reviews
“Free camping within a hundred yards of an ice cave!”

Reviewed 5/23/2016

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 1
Overall Rating

We discovered this spot on a beautiful Saturday in late April, quite by accident. A small sign at the junction of NF18 and NF22 east of La Pine pointed to South Ice Cave, 1 mile west on NF22.

Even though this small spot isn't explicitly identified for camping, the presence of a pit toilet, fire ring and picnic table invited us to stay the night. An old zigzag split rail fence encircled the shallow, below-ground ice cave, which is encrusted with jagged lava rocks. A single Ponderosa pine stands guard at the entrance.

Our site was about 100 feet off north of NF22, but not a single vehicle drove by from 5 pm to 8 am when we departed.

Lots of other small-scale but fascinating adventures are nearby: Fort Rock, Crack in the Ground, Hole in the Ground, Derrick Ice Cave that could keep you occupied for a weekend.

Small dings for age of vault toilet and a picnic table on its last legs. There's plenty of room for all sorts of size rigs. We had no cell reception on our Verizon phones.

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Chris&David would stay here again

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Chris&David
Redmond, OR 23' Oliver Oliver Legacy Elite II Ford F150
109 reviews
Caves, Cracks and Holes - Beyond

Journal We drove south on April 23, intending to check out the community of Sunriver which is about 15 minutes south of Bend, Oregon. This was our “shake down trip” since the purchase of a 1...

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • restrooms: vault
Pets
  • pets
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