USFS McKenzie River Ranger District – Lost Lake Campground

Latitude 44° 25' 47.6004" N Longitude 121° 54' 46.0008" W

Lost Lake Campground is located 28 miles northeast of McKenzie Bridge, Oregon, just off of Highway 20. This campground sits at an elevation of 4,200 feet along the west shore of Lost Lake.

Park Location – Lost Lake Campground is adjacent to Highway 20 near the summit of Santiam Pass.

Park Usage – May 17, 2024 thru October 13, 2024

About the Park

Lost Lake Campground is adjacent to Highway 20 near the summit of Santiam Pass. The rustic campground is located on the west shore of shallow Lost Lake. The water level of the lake fluctuates seasonally and is quite low in summer with water loving willows crowding the marshy shallows of the lake. This is a popular spot during fishing and hunting seasons.

This campground has 15 single campsites for which seven are first come first serve and eight are reservable.  Reservations can be made by visiting the Rec.Gov website.  Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a FCFS site. Once on-site, you will be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the mobile app.  This is a Scan and Pay campground. There are no refunds, modifications, cancellations, or other fee changes allowed with Scan and Pay payments. This system is the same as putting cash into a fee tube and cannot be refunded. 

Trailers are not recommended at this location.

There are picnic tables, fire rings, and three single vault toilets.  No drinking water is available. 


Lost Lake Campground

Facility Rates


Limit 1 vehicle per site; a $8 fee, per night, will be charged for additional vehicles.

Nearby Attractions

Nearby attractions include:  Lost Lake, Big Lake Day Use and Trail areas, Sand Mountain Lookout, Big Lake and Big Lake West Campgrounds, Mt Washington Wilderness, and the Pacific Crest Trail.