Lost Lake (OR)

Willamette National Forest

Lost Lake Campground is adjacent to Highway 20 near the summit of Santiam Pass. The rustic campground is located on the west shore of shallow Lost Lake. The water level of the lake fluctuates seasonally and is quite low in summer with water loving willows crowding the marshy shallows of the lake. This is a popular spot during fishing and hunting seasons.

This campground has 15 single campsites which are first come first serve ONLY.  Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you will be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the Recreation.gov mobile app.  This is a Scan and Pay campground. There are no refunds, modifications, cancellations, or other fee changes allowed with Scan and Pay payments. This system is the same as putting cash into a fee tube and cannot be refunded. 

Trailers are not recommended at this location.

There are picnic tables, fire rings, and three single vault toilets.  No drinking water is available. 

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Nearby Attractions

Lost Lake, Big Lake Day Use and Trail areas, Sand Mountain Lookout, Big Lake and Big Lake West Campgrounds, Mt Washington Wilderness, and the Pacific Crest Trail.

Contact Information


McKenzie Ranger Station, 57600 McKenzie Hwy., Blue River, OR 97413 Managed by Linn County Parks and Recreation, 3010 Ferry St. SW, Albany, OR 97322 OR

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Driving Directions

Lost Lake Campground is located 28 miles northeast of McKenzie Bridge, Oregon, just off of Hwy. 20.

Available Campsites