Lost Creek Campground

Lost Creek Campground sign

The Lost Creek Campground is a small, tent-only campground located on the road to Pinnacles Overlook. The campground is in the forests below and away from the lake. It usually opens in early July and closes in mid-October. Registration is self-service, and reservations are not available. In July and August, the campground typically fills by mid-afternoon.  Each site has a picnic table, fire ring, and bear-resistant food locker. Payment can be made by check or exact cash. Lost Creek Campground is operated by the National Park Service.

( Lost Creek is closed for the season.)


Campground Information




July - October, weather permitting


No; first-come, first-served only



Number of sites


Maximum RV length

Tent camping only

Maximum trailer length

Tent camping only

Accessible Sites

No accessible sites


Portable toilets


No (campers will need to bring their own water)

Food storage

Metal food locker

Dump station

Available at Mazama campground


Closest amenities at Mazama campground


Permitted (more about pet regulations)

Ranger-led programs

No programs are offered at the Lost Creek Campground. However, programs are offered daily throughout the park and a schedule is available at the visitor center.


Nearest public phone is at the Mazama Campground


Hiking, backpacking, bike riding

Additional Information

The Lost Creek Campground is closed to camping on the following dates:

  • From noon on August 11th to 6 pm August 12th for the Rim Run

  • From noon on September 8th to 6pm on September 9th for Ride the Rim

  • From noon on September 15th to 6pm on September 16th for Ride the Rim

Download theLost Creek Campground Map and Detailed Information

Last updated: February 9, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Crater Lake National Park
PO Box 7

Crater Lake , OR 97604


(541) 594-3000

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