Thielsen View Campground Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Thielsen View is one of several U.S. Forest Service campgrounds in the Diamond Lake vicinity, but it’s removed from the mayhem of OR 138 because it sits alone on the western shore. Still, with two other campgrounds across scenic Diamond Lake that can accommodate several hundred campers between them, chances are you won’t ﬁnd yourself alone in this seemingly remote territory—although the place clears out substantially around the ﬁrst of October, so if the weather cooperates, you can sometimes sneak in a last dose of late-season serenity.
Most of the year, though, Diamond Lake is an immensely popular area, particularly with trout anglers who troll the lake’s crystalline waters for their share of the plentiful rainbow trout (the lake is stocked with up to 300,000 ﬁngerlings annually). The lake’s name comes from the abundance of glassy volcanic rock that litters this region of Umpqua National Forest."