Southern Oregon Camping
On a Klamath Vacation

Fourmile Lake – Sky Lakes Wilderness

The Southern Oregon camping season for Fourmile Lake begins as soon as the snow melts from the gravel road to Fourmile Lake. The 6-mile road is also the road to take to get to the Mt. McLoughlin Trailhead. The campground has 28 sites and is at the base of Mt. McLoughlin.

Fourmile lake is very clear (and very cold) and you can see the bottom in many places. We’ve canoed on this lake and one of my favorite things to do is to paddle to the middle and lean back and enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. McLoughlin.

Beside being a great Southern Oregon campground this is a great spot for hiking as several trails lead from the campsite. Bird watching is also a favorite activity of many of the campers. Breath-taking views are boundless at this campsite and a must-see for every camper.

Tent/RV sites: 28 sites

Open: Seasonal (Summer to early Fall)

Rates: $13/night

Directions: From Klamath Falls, Oregon, take Hwy 140 W. Turn north onto Fourmile Lake Road and go 6 miles to the lake.

Other info: Birdwatching, hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking.

Contact: (877) 444-6777

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Aspen Point – Lake of the Woods

Another Southern Oregon camping location a short distance past the turnoff to Fourmile Lake is the road to Lake of the Woods. Turn south and go a little over a half a mile to the Aspen Point campsite. This site has no hookups but there is additional camping with full and partial hookups for RVs at Lake of the Woods resort.

Lake of the Woods is one of the clearest natural lakes in the Oregon Cascades. It is a great destination for boating, waterskiing, fishing, fly fishing, canoeing, sailing, and even scuba diving. This is a scenic place to enjoy the spectacular views and to also have a great time!

Tent/RV sites: 18 single sites/ 2 double sites

Open: Seasonal (Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Rates: Tent - $17, Standard - $17-34

Directions: From Klamath Falls take Hwy 140 W for 33 miles; go .6 miles south on Forest Road 3701

Other info: No hookups

Contact: (541) 949-8032

Collier Memorial State Park – Chiloquin

The Collier Memorial State Park is a favorite Southern Oregon camping site for those who like to relax and get away from the big city (Klamath Falls, Oregon). The flyfishing is not too bad either since the Williamson River is famous for its trout. If you like canoeing or kayaking, a trip to the source of Spring Creek only takes about an hour each way.

The historical buff will enjoy the self-guided tour through the Logging Museum and Pioneer Village. After touring the site you’ll come away with a better appreciation of what it took for our forefathers to live and to harvest the timber.

This state park also features a day-use area across the highway from the Logging Museum and another area on another road past the museum. In the summer months movies are shown at 9 p.m. and a naturalist leads short hikes along the Williamson River.

This Southern Oregon camping area is open from April through October and reduced rates are available for April and October. The Logging Museum and day-use areas are open all year.

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Tent/RV sites: 18 tent sites/ 50 full hookups

Open: Seasonal (April to October 31)

Rates: May 1 – Sept 30 Tent sites - $18 and Full Hookups - $21

Directions: From Klamath Falls, Oregon, take Hwy 97 N past Chiloquin. The entrance to the campground is on the right just past the day-use area.

Other info: Showers, Restrooms, Hiking, Fishing, The Logging Museum, 10 miles from Crater Lake National Park

Contact: (541) 783-2471 (800) 452-5687

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PP&L Recreation Park – Keno, Oregon

When looking for a Southern Oregon camping location west of Klamath Falls, Oregon you need to look no further than the Keno Recreation Park on the west edge of Keno.

This park is a hidden jewel and is a quiet and affordable camping experience; yet it is only 20 minutes from Klamath Falls. The park has two camping areas with a heated restroom with showers.

Our favorite camping spot is in the camping area close to the restrooms on the eastern loop. In the distance you can see the boat ramp and a good view of the Klamath River. Even though there are no utilities or hookups, a good supply of well water is close by.

Each campsite has its own picnic table and fire pit and a generous area for setting up a tent. Fires can be lit only in the fire pit even during fire season. However, you will need to bring your own firewood.

I recommend taking a hike early in the morning close to the water’s edge. If you’re lucky you’ll see several hundred white pelicans gliding over the water. Take your binoculars for a closer look. Follow the trail on the bluff overlooking the bend in the river. This is a great location to observe other water fowl. The trail ends at the Keno Dam.

Tent/RV sites: 25 sites

Open: Seasonal (Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Rates: $10/night

Directions: From Klamath Falls, Oregon, take Hwy 66 W to Keno. Go over the bridge and past the post office. The turnoff is on the right immediately after the church.

Other info: Heated restrooms and showers, boat ramp, no hookups, water pumps near campsites, day use area.

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