Lava Lake Campground near Bend, Oregon, is a beautiful campground in the central part of the state. It's a popular site that offers private-feeling campgrounds near Lava Lake. Nearby, there is hiking, fishing, and boating. The campground offers single RV sites (for small RVs), tent sites, and double campsites.
The campground is just off Lava Lake Road (Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway) and north of Little Lava Lake. Nearby are Elk Lake, Mount Bachelor, and Cultus Lake.
Open season: May to October
Lava Lake Campground: At a Glance
Location: Deschutes National Forest
Nearest City: Bend, Oregon
# of Sites: 44 sites
Price: $24 (single campsite), $21 (tent-only), $42 (double campsite)
Tents or RVs: Both are allowed
To Do Nearby: Fishing, hiking, swimming, boating.
Getting to Lava Lake Campground
Latitude: 43° 54' 54.0000" N Longitude: 121° 46' 5.0002" W
Use the map below to navigate to Lava Lake Campground:
Here are the amenities that you're going to have when you stay at Lava Lake Campground:
Campfire rings (make sure to check on fire restrictions!)
To Do Near Lava Lake Campground
Visit Lava Lake
The campground itself is located near Lava Lake, which offers beautiful scenery and opportunities for boating, fishing, and swimming. Enjoy the tranquil surroundings and take in the stunning views of the lake.
Go On a Hike
There are numerous hiking trails in the area that cater to different skill levels. You can explore trails that lead to waterfalls, scenic viewpoints, or even summit hikes with panoramic vistas. Some of the nearby hikes include:
Lava Lake via. Metolius Windigo Trail 2.8 miles
Lucky Lake Trail 3.6 miles
Six Lakes Trail vis Lucky Lake Trail 17.2 miles
Senoj Lake via Lucky Lake Trailhead 10.7 miles
Edison Lava Trail from Little Lava Lake 19.6 miles
Another great trail in the area is the Badlands Rock Trail - Map and Guide | Oregon.
Lava Lake is known for its excellent fishing opportunities. The lake is stocked with trout, making it a popular spot for anglers. Some of the fish you can find in the lake include:
Other Nearby Campgrounds
Here are a few campgrounds near Lava Lake that you might be interested in if the Lava Lake Campground is full.
Little Lava Lake
The Little Lava Lake Campground is 0 miles from Lava Lake Campground and offers rates at around the same price point. It's next to Little Lava Lake and offers basic amenities and a boat ramp.
Hosmer Lake South Campground
3 miles from Lava Lake Campground is Hosmer Lake South Campground. The campground offers a boat ramp, campfire rings, picnic tables, vault toilets, and a few other basic amenities.
Mallard Marsh Campground
3 miles from Lava Lake Campground is the beautiful Mallard Marsh Campground. The campground is along Hosmer Lake and is a popular destination for fly-fishing, paddling, and birding.
You might also want to check out Benham Falls: An Exquisite Waterfall in Central Oregon.
Little Fawn Campground
4 miles from Lava Lake campground is Little Fawn Campground. It's 37 miles from Bend and on the eastern shore of Elk Lake. The campground offers single-family sites that are all first-come-first-serve.