Lava Lake Campground

Deschutes National Forest

Lava Lake Campground is located along the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway within the heart of Central Oregon's Cascade Range.

This waterfront campground features 44 sites some of which are designated as tent-only while others provide space for small RV's and trailers.

Lava Lake Campground also has a day use area and boat ramp.

Need to Know

Natural Features

Lava Lake is located on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range at an elevation of 4,740 feet surrounded by mature pine forests with bull rushes and lava outcroppings lining its shores..

Nearby Attractions

Visitors can explore wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers, lakes and reservoirs and approximately 1,600 miles of trails within the Deschutes National Forest.

Lava Lands Visitor Center in nearby Bend, Oregon, and the unique geological landscape of Newberry National Volcanic Monument draw visitors to the region as well.

Visitors will also enjoy traveling the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway which climbs into the Cascades from Central Oregon's high desert valley over a 66-mile drive weaving through snow-capped peaks and alongside alpine lakes.


Lava Lake Campground offers access to hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing and scenic driving.

Changes & Cancellations

Once your reservation start date has begun, neither the Contact Center nor the campground manager will be able to modify your reservation.

Contact Information



Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 541-323-1746

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Bend, travel 38.4 miles southwest on Cascade Lakes Hwy (46), then 1.0 miles east on Forest Road 4600 500.

Available Campsites

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