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Diamond Lake Campground USFS

Diamond Lake, Oregon


Forest Road 4795 (Diamond Lake Loop)
Diamond Lake, Oregon 97731
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 238
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 43.15932
Longitude: -122.13304

Elevation: 5232' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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20 Reviews

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

The Good: beautiful setting - heavily forested with lake and mountain views The Bad: Mosquitoes! This is a slightly upgraded National Forest Service Campground. We camped in G loop, which is supposedly more suitable for RVs. Good jumping off point for Crater Lake NP Verizon: Fair; OK for calls or texts but not for streaming. 2 bars LTE, upload 3.83, download 0.35, Ping 84 Roads To: close to SR 138, asphalt from the main road with a few bumps Interior Roads: asphalt, curvy but navigable. Might be a challenge for bigger rigs Parking pad: asphalt; some sites have sloped driveways; our pad was mostly flat and level, but from observation, every site was a little different and some sites looked unsuitable for an RV Pricing: $8 with discount, plus $8 on-line fee Power: none Water: threaded spigot near dump station to fill RV tank; spigots and drinking fountains scattered through the camp Dump station near entry: first time I've ever seen a dump station with a opening positioned vertically. Bathrooms: cement floors and flush toilets; power outlet for razors near the mirror Noise: very quiet. Store is open Noon to 9pm, but it looks pretty small. We were not there during open hours. G Loop has spaces big enough for most RVs, but they might be hard to find. There is a permanent "reserved" sign near the entry, but not all sites have reserved tags. It may be possible to obtain an RV-suitable site on a first come basis. We camped at Diamond Lake Campground USFS in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
G40
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 93
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

The price reflects a 50% discount. We also paid a one time $10 reservation fee. This is an incredibly long and narrow national forest campground. It took us an hour to do a walk from one end to the other. It's on the shore in a thick conifer forest. Most sites are short and narrow. There are some that will fit a class A. The loop roads are narrow, curvy, and tree-lined. June into September some loops are only available by reservation. The forest service web site has a pdf campground map showing which sites require reservations. Check rec.gov to see what the specific reserve dates are and for details on the levelness of each site. It will list how long the pad is and how many feet are considered level. Then it will tell you the amount of incline percentage for the slanted portion. The slant will be at the front of the site. Some sites are close to each other. Many sites are generously spaced and private. There are some wonderful waterfront sites. These are sites we especially liked C8, G25, G37, and M15. G25 had sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon. It is on the waterfront, partially blocked by trees. We stayed during the week just before Labor Day weekend. There were many open sites. We did not have a problem with mosquitoes. We camped at Diamond Lake Campground USFS in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
G25
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tips for other Campers:

At the south end of the campground is a decent pizza place. It was a treat while camping. They have 3 sizes of pizza with standard toppings. The crust is medium thickness with the right amount of chew. They also have wine and beer. A short path between G39 and G40 leads to it.

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Review Count: 103
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $6.00
Overall Rating:

USFS camp. Check Rec.gov for description of site to make sure you will fit. Some sites are a challenge and will require leveling. Roads are narrow with nasty speedbumps. Sites ae nice and spacious and in most cases screened by vegetation. Restrooms needed more detailed attention. We camped at Diamond Lake Campground USFS in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
g006
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

During the summer seriously consider a reservation. Fuel and other staples are costly. It is an easy drive to Crater Lake, although this year (2017) road repairs in the park cause delays.

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We free camp without water electricity etc. The scenery wss spectacular. The mosquitoes were no trouble but we sprayed outselves. We camped at Diamond Lake Campground USFS in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B3
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

There is a bike trail right around the lake as far as I can see on the map. As we drove around the lake we saw the trail in lots of places. Would come and say again but just bring insect repellent for when times u need it.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Made a two night reservation in advance. Reservation did not mean anything, arrived site not vacated. Park office attendant told us to go speak with the people still at the site. We had to wait an additional 2 hours for access. After setting up camp finally, right before dusk we had another man arrive at our site only to tell us the office just sold him our site. We were very tired from travel to get there that day and decided to let the other man just camp at our site. The people running the office could not care less about what is or is not going on. The views inside this campground are breath taking. Just beware of what could happen. We camped at Diamond Lake Campground USFS in a Tent.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E008
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Interior Roads
Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Do your research before going.

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Campground is located on Diamond Lake in Oregon near the scenic byway in the Umpqua National Forest. There is no hookup, no satellite due to the trees and no cell service. We scraped trees branches the whole way to our site, this is not a big rig friendly location. We were there during mosquitoes season and this is the worst I have ever seen them, could not keep them out of our bus or could not walk in park without getting eat up. We camped at Diamond Lake Campground USFS in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D001
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 483
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 135

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is located on Diamond Lake in Oregon right on the scenic byway in the Umpqua National Forest. There are so many campsites at this park and they do take reservations starting in the middle of June. If possible, get a site on the lower roads next to the lake. Beautiful views looking out at the mountain across the way. We camped in early June so no reservations, no hookups anytime but the bathhouse with showers was open. Campers are allowed to bring their boats here for fishing and they dock them right next to their sites. There are some beautiful sites here looking out on the lake and mountains (snow-capped when we were there). There is a 11 mile bike trail that goes around the lake that goes through the park. We rode our bikes but at both ends we were stopped by snow on the northern and southern shore. This was just an overnight for us but the campers around us offered us coffee and fish to cook for dinner. Great place to camp. We camped at Diamond Lake Campground USFS in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E 9
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 139
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

This is a national park campground; there are no hookups. Large sites, some with a view of the lake. There are pull-in, back-in and pull-through sites here. I would suggest going left as you pass the office because the roads to the right are pretty tight for a motorhome. This was the off season, so there no one to check us in, but the instructions are clear. Would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Diamond Lake Campground USFS in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 80
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $11.00
Overall Rating:

Rate reflects Senior Discount +$3 extra fee for shoreline site. Beautiful setting. This is an old USFS campground and has many low hanging branches that touched the antennas even on the main road. These branches could have easily been removed, but the park personnel seem more anxious to drive around in their shiny trucks, than clean restrooms, empty fire rings, or check for who and who had not paid. We saw several people fail to pay. Thankfully, we scouted the place out before picking a site and with some negotiating and swerving around branches and other obstacles, we were able to get our 36' motorhome situated in a very stunning spot. Most of the sites are not level, they are narrow, and don't have much privacy. We did use the shower in the GH loop, and it was not clean, but lots of hot water. We camped at Diamond Lake Campground USFS in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Price paid reflects use of Senior Pass. A primitive, very large (238 sites), no hookups (water is available but the faucets have no threads) USFS campground on the shore of Diamond Lake. Be careful when making a reservation through Recreation.gov for this park if you have a big rig. Many of the sites are small, most are ridiculously sloped front to back, un-level side to side and hard to get into. With that said, we had no problems getting our 40 foot, no slide motorhome into a double site in the "H" loop, we also had no problems on the roads leading to our site. ALL sites have a "reserved" sign stapled to the site number post, even the site we were assigned for the night--strange! Sites are $21 for a double, $16 for a single. The park is dirty, trash in many of the sites, trash on the roads, and our fire pit had not been cleaned in what looked like forever. The newer bath/shower house near our "H" loop site was dirty, hair in the sinks, no soap to wash your hands--no dispensers, nothing. No towels to dry your hands and the air dryer did not work. Hundreds of trees have been cut in this park and just left laying, giving the park a very unkempt look. Could those trees not have been cut into firewood and the firewood sold to make money?? When we pulled into the entrance the female ranger on duty in the new gate house stuck her head out the window and said, "That thing will never fit in here, try Broken Arrow campground." As we have friends with a 40 foot, 4 slide rig who stayed in this park in September, 2012, we knew this wasn't true and persevered. The shower houses and the dump station have signs which read, "donations accepted, please help us keep this service." I take exception to this when the fees are so high for a site with no hookups. We camped at Diamond Lake Campground USFS in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

Primitive forest service campground. Be careful about RV length when booking, because not all sites are as described. We had a campsite on the water and it was the best view we have ever had. We camped at Diamond Lake Campground USFS in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

We LOVE Diamond Lake. We have been going here for 40+ years. There are 3 campgrounds around the lake. Diamond Lake Campground is on the east side of the lake and thus gets a lot of wind. It is a lovely ,well established park, but does NOT have any hook-ups. There are only a handful of pull-through spots; the rest are all back-in, many of which have a bit of a steep ramp to negotiate. In our experiences, June and July have relentless mosquitoes. They have ruined some of our trips. So now we go as early in the year as possible, when the campgrounds open in May or late in September and into October. We camped at Diamond Lake Campground USFS in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Diamond Lake Campground is located 8 miles north of Crater Lake on the eastern shore of Diamond Lake. It is a beautiful location for a campground, but an odd layout. The campground is on two roads next to the lake and is very long. The sites have ample space, but could use some cleaning up. Ours was on a hillside and had numerous brush piles in the middle of the site. This was nice for our fire, but also housed rodents and bugs. The site across the road did not have enough cleared space for a tent at all. The campground does have multiple boat ramps for use by campers. The restrooms were clean and located close to the sites. The shower house was amazing. This was the nicest shower house I have been to in a National or State Park: clean, heated, multiple showers with privacy areas, hot water, and solar panels on the roof. This should be a model for other facilities. I must mention that the pizza parlor is within walking distance from the south end of the campground and makes wonderful pizza. We camped at Diamond Lake Campground USFS in a Tent.

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Review Count: 205
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

While researching for the coming summer travels I realized that people were getting this campground mixed up with Diamond Lake RV Park. This campground is a Forest Service campground and does NOT have water, power, or sewer hookups. It does have a waste station with drinking water. We camped at Diamond Lake Campground USFS in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful lake campground. Come prepared with bug repellent, mosquito hood and/or bandanna so you don't inhale the gnats. Otherwise we had a great time. There is a nice hiking/biking trail around the entire lake. We are planning to return soon. We camped at Diamond Lake Campground USFS in a Tent Trailer.

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