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part ofWillamette National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu Jun 25 2015   Season Dates


Shadow Bay Campground rests on the shores of Waldo Lake in a forest of towering conifers. This large recreation area provides plenty of things to see and do like sailing, canoeing, fishing and swimming.

Natural Features:

Shadow Bay Campground is located on a large bay at the south end of Waldo Lake. It is considerably more wet than either North Waldo or Islet Campground, supporting a more diverse and prolific ground cover, and also more mosquitos.

Waldo Lake spans 6,240 acres and boasts nice sandy beaches. The lake lies in the Willamette National Forest, which stretches 110 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Range.


Waldo Lake is circled by the Jim Weaver Loop, a 20-mile hiking and biking trail. The Shoreline Trail lines the lakeside of the campground and takes hikers and bikers to a network of other trails. From there, hikers can continue into the Waldo Lake Wilderness, but mountain bikers are not allowed in that section.

The lake offers boating, swimming and fishing. Anglers enjoy catching brook and rainbow trout. A boat ramp is located on-site.


The campground is less busy than its neighboring campground, North Waldo, resulting in a quieter atmosphere. Garbage containers and gray water disposal areas are available at the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Explore Waldo Lake and surrounding hiking trails for views of the snow-capped North, Middle and South Sisters, three of the seven major peaks in Willamette National Forest.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Trails
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Vault Toilets
  • Waterfront Sites
Know Before You Go
  • No electric hookups at this facility
  • Limit one vehicle per campsite; a fee will be charged for additional vehicles
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites

  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.69306, -122.04167
43°41'35"N, 122°2'30"W

From Oakridge, proceed east on Highway 58 for 25 miles to the Waldo Lake Road (Forest Road 5897). Continue on Waldo Lake Road for 6.5 miles to the Shadow Bay turnoff. Follow signs to Shadow Bay Campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 8516
Oakridge  OR  97463

Phone Number:

Information:  (801)226-3564
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