Ice Cap Campground

Willamette National Forest

Ice Cap Campground is 17 miles east of the McKenzie River Ranger Station on Hwy 126. It sits on a bench above the McKenzie River and Carmen Reservoir. However, the river is not visible from the campground. It is shaded by big, beautiful conifers.

Ice Cap offers 22 campsites with 9 that are walk-in tent sites. The other 13 can accommodate either tents or RVs. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table. There are vault toilets, firewood for sale, and a host onsite.

Need to Know

Natural Features

Located in central Oregon in the Willamette National Forest along the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass National Scenic Byway. Koosah and Sahalie Falls are readily accessible from the campground.

Nearby Attractions

This area of the Willamette National Forest is a destination spot for hiking, biking, fishing, and water sports. A boat ramp and lake access are within one mile, and hot springs, river access and a non-motorized boat ramp are within ten miles. Visitors also enjoy the views along the National Scenic Byway.


The McKenzie River National Recreation Trail is a hiking and biking destination. The McKenzie Wild & Scenic River is well known for boating and fishing as are Carmen Reservoir, Fish Lake and Clear Lake. There is a 3 mile loop trail to Koosah Falls and Sahalie Falls.

Contact Information


Blue River Oregon 97413

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 801-226-3564

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From McKenzie Bridge, travel 17.3 miles east on Hwy 126. Turn left at the Ice Cap Campground/Koosah Falls Sign. Follow signs about half a mile to the campground.

Available Campsites