Lost Creek Campground in Crater Lake National Park is a small tent-only campground. The campground is located three miles from the rim of Crater Lake and offers the opportunity to get away from the crowds.
Lost Creek Campground
This National Park Service Campground is located a few miles from the rim of Crater Lake. The campground is primitive with no running water or drinking water. The campground normally opens by early July and August depending on how much snow the park has received during the winter.
The campground is surrounded by lodgepole pines. There are some trees within the campground but there are also areas that are wide open. Visitors will want to be prepared for cool nights even during the summer.
There are no amenities within the campground but many can be found near the Mazama Campground and the main park visitor center. There is a gas station, ranger programs, and a small gift shop.
Each campsite has bear-resistant food lockers for food storage, a picnic table, and parking space.
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Season: Usually opens in early July and closes in mid-October.
Number of Sites: 16 tents-only campground
Location in the park: Located on the road to Pinnacles Overlook, three miles from the rim of Crater Lake
Campsite cost: $5.00/night
Senior Pass and Access Pass holders are entitled to a 50% discount on camping fees.
Payments accepted: Payment can be made by cash (exact change only) or a check made out to the National Park Service. Credit cards are not accepted.
Reservations: No, first come first serve
Elevation: 5,973 feet
Accessible Sites: No accessible sites
Pets Allowed: Pets must be leashed at all times. Pets are not allowed on park trails, in public buildings, or at park programs. Pets must not be left unattended or allowed to be excessively loud.
Lost Creek Campground Reservations
Are campground Reservations Available? No, First come first served
Lost Creek Campground Amenities
Flush Toilets: No
Is wifi available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? Yes
Is camp host available on site? Yes
Is firewood available for purchase? Yes, firewood is available for purchase at the Mazama Village Camp Store.
Laundry: Laundry facilities are available next to the Mazama Village Camp Store
Showers: Showers are available next to the Mazama Village Camp Store
Amenities at each campsite:
Fire ring in the site? Wood campfires are not allowed. Gas stoves and self-contained charcoal grills are permitted.
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Bear Box in site/area? No
Potable Water? No, you will need to bring water with you. A faucet with drinking water can be found outside the Visitor Center at Park Headquarters, 11 miles away.
Make sure to pack water jugs that can carry enough water for cooking and enjoying.
RV Camping at Lost Creek Campground
Lost Creek Campground is a tent-only campground. The campground is closed to RVs, buses, and trailers.
An RV is defined as any vehicle with its own toilet. Vans and truck campers (without restrooms) are allowed. A tent is not required; you may sleep in your vehicle.
How to get to Lost Creek Campground
The campground is located on the road to Pinnacles Overlook, three miles from the rim of Crater Lake.
Lost Creek Campground Regulations
The maximum number of people in the campsite: The maximum number of people per campsite is 8.
The number of cars per campsite: The maximum number of vehicles per campsite is 2
Check-in: You can check in 24 hours a day.
Checkout time: 12 noon
Quiet Hours: Quiet hours in the campground are between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Maximum Stay: Limited to 14 days. Camping in the park is limited to 30 days per calendar year, with no more than 14 consecutive days in any campground.
Lost Creek Campground Photos
Additional Crater Lake Resources
Things to do Crater Lake National Park - Check out all of the amazing things to do and places to visit during your trip to the park.
National Parks in Oregon - Find out all of the parks you can visit while in Oregon
Crater Lake Lodge - See photos and our review from staying in the historic Crater Lake Lodge.