Thielsen View Campground

Umpqua National Forest

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National Forest Road 500
Idleyld Park, OR 97447
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GPS: 43.1692, -122.1673

Last Price Paid: $10
Number of Sites: 60
Pad Type: gravel
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 5190 ft
Max Length: 35 ft

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1/UL2
19 reviews
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: C3

ZombieCat would stay here again

“A Beautiful Lake Site”

Reviewed Aug 11, 2018

Overall Rating

Okay, I'm a little torn on this campground. I'm rating it four stars, because I would have enjoyed it a LOT more if I'd visited outside of the busy summer season (late June). Amenities for this location are potable water spigots, pit toilets and a boat launch.

Here's what I liked: The campground is located on the western shore of Diamond Lake. The view of Mt. Thielsen across the blue water from your paddleboard, kayak or boat is lovely. There are plenty of trees for shade and each site has a picnic table and fire ring. There's also reasonable proximity to Crater Lake National Park, local hiking trails, and Umpqua National Forest.

Here's what I didn't like: My site on C Loop was kinda small and uneven, making it difficult to find a level spot for my small tent. There was no evidence of a camp host, as the reservation information on the campsites was not updated either before or during my three day visit, making it confusing if you're looking for a walk up site. There's a public boat ramp in the campground, so there are a fair number of people driving through just to look who aren't even camping. The chipmunks/squirrels are very bold due to people not following the rules on feeding them; they will jump up on your picnic table while you're eating and try to steal food.

I would return to this campground, but with the caveat that it's during the cooler months when it's less crowded.

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Rapid City, SD
25 Airstream Flying Cloud
2011 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Duramax
7 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 3

Mrprez would stay here again

“Watch for low hanging branches!”

Reviewed Jan 18, 2016

Overall Rating

This is a very nice campground on Diamond Lake. Not the best but not the worst. The roads in the campground are tight and there are low hanging branches everywhere, so beware! We acquired a trailer length scratch and also a broken AM/FM antenna due to these branches. We were there on 9/1 for 3 nights and it was very cold. There was a burn ban in place the first day due to forest fires at the south end of the lake. The next day, the ban was lifted and we spent all day keeping a fire going. Did I mention it was cold? Plenty of fresh water throughout the campground and the pit toilets weren't too bad. There was no camphost while we were there as they were getting ready to close for the season. We had the place to ourselves so weren't bothered by other campers.

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


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