Mazama Campground

Crater Lake National Park has two developed campgrounds: the Mazama Campground and the Lost Creek Campground. The Mazama Campground is a developed campground and has sites which can accommodate RV’s and tents. The Lost Creek Campground is a first-come, first-served tent-only campground. Both campgrounds are located in forests south of the lake and are only open in the summer. Each campsite at both campgrounds has a picnic table, fire ring equipped with grill, and a metal bear box for food storage. The Mazama Campground is the only reservable campground at Crater Lake.

Camping (and overnight parking) elsewhere in the park is prohibited, except by backcountry permit.

Reservations for the Mazama Campground are available at or by calling 1-888-774-2728.

Dates in the chart below reflect the 2017 season.

Campground Dates Status Elev. # Sites Fee Features Notes
Mazama June 2 - September 24 Closed 6000' 214 $22 / $31 A, F, V, W, RV, S/L/S, DS, R Max RV length 50'
Lost Creek July 28 - October 9 Closed 6000' 16 $10 F, N Tents only


Flush toilets


Pay showers/laundry services nearby


Vault toilets


Dump station


RV sites available


Accessible sites available


Reservations available


No Reservations

Additional Nearby Camping Options

For a list of campgrounds outside the park, download the Lodging & Camping brochure from our publications page.

Campground Fee Discounts

Senior and Access Pass holders are entitled to a 50% discount on camping fees. Other passes, including the Interagency and Military passes, do not entitle holders to a discount. Learn more about annual passes here.

Quiet Hours and Generators

Quiet hours are from 10pm to 7am. Generator use is allowed between 8am to 8pm at the Mazama Campground and is prohibited at all times at the Lost Creek Campground.


Fires are allowed only in designated fire rings. Do not build rock rings outside of the established ring or burn trash in the ring. Never leave fires or hot coals unattended and extinguish them completely before leaving.


You may bring approved firewood, purchase firewood at the Mazama Camper Store, or gather downed, dead wood. Do not cut, saw, or break any standing trees, dead or alive. Due to the potential introduction of nonnative plants and insects through the transportation of firewood, Crater Lake National Park participates in the “Buy it where you Burn” campaign. All firewood brought into or burned at Crater Lake National Park must be “Approved Pacific Northwest Firewood.” This can be purchased at the Mazama Camper Store and at many locations throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.


Water is a precious and limited resource; please use it wisely. Wash dishes at your campsite, not in restrooms or at water spigots. Strained dishwater must be disposed of in the grates located in front of each restroom or industrial sinks. Dispose of food particles in trash bins, not in the sink drains or grates. Please do not wash clothes, hair or bathe at water spigots or industrial sinks. Gray water from RVs and trailers must be contained and disposed of at the Mazama Campground dump station. Trash and recyclables should be sorted and deposited in the appropriate bins at either campground.

Dump Station

A free dump station is located near Mazama Campground and is open late May through mid-October.

Camper Store, Laundry, and Showers

A Camper Store with hot showers and laundry machines is located near the Mazama Campground. Showers and laundry machines take quarters; a change machine is located by the showers. Your quarters maintain the wastewater treatment system in the park and help return clean water to the park environment. The Camper Store is open late May through mid-October

Vehicles and Bicycles

We encourage visitors to enjoy the campground and help ensure the safety of all visitors by keeping all vehicles, including motorcycles, trailers, and bicycles, on paved areas at all times.


Pets are welcome in park campgrounds. They must be attended and on a leash not longer than 6 feet at all times. It is the owner's responsibility to clean up after their pets.

Last updated: January 13, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Crater Lake National Park
PO Box 7

Crater Lake , OR 97604


(541) 594-3000

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