Big Lake West Campground

Willamette National Forest

Big Lake West Campground offers sites located on the shores of Big Lake, situated at the top of the Santiam Pass. Opportunities to enjoy the outdoors are numerous and range from off-highway vehicle exploring to swimming and hiking.

This tent only campground has vault toilets, drinking water, a boat ramp and swimming area. Ice and firewood are also available. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring.

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Natural Features

The surrounding mountains visible from the campground include Mt. Washington, Three Fingered Jack, the Three Sisters and Mt. Bachelor. The high elevation forest surrounding the campground includes hemlock, fir, and lodgepole pine providing shade on a hot summer’s day as you enjoy the beauty of Big Lake. Wildlife viewing may include black bears, deer, cougar, chipmunks and elk.

Recreation

The surrounding mountains visible from the campground include Mt. Washington, Three Fingered Jack, the Three Sisters and Mt. Bachelor. The high elevation forest surrounding the campground includes hemlock, fir, and lodgepole pine providing shade on a hot summer’s day as you enjoy the beauty of Big Lake. Wildlife viewing may include black bears, deer, cougar, chipmunks and elk.

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Blue River OR 97413

Phone Number

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

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Driving Directions

From Eugene, Oregon, take I-105 east to McKenzie Highway 126. Travel east on Hwy 126 for 90 miles to Santiam Pass. At the top of the Pass, turn right onto the access road (sign says Hoodoo Ski Area, Big Lake Road & Benson Sno-Park). Travel one mile to the fork in the road and stay left on Forest Service Road 2690. Continue for 4 miles to the entrance to Big Lake West Campground.

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