Elk Lake Campground

Mill City, Oregon 97360

Elk Lake Campground

Elk Lake Campground Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Hugging the southern boundary of Bull of the Woods Wilderness, peaceful Elk Lake (not to be confused with the Elk Lake near Mount Bachelor) is named for the huge herds of elk (you guessed it) that once grazed in this area.

It lies in the subalpine shadow of Battle Ax Mountain, Mount Beachie, and Gold Butte, and is a classic Cascade escape that probably remains so because the U.S. Forest Service insists on not improving the access road. (Perhaps the ill maintenance is intentional, but on the other hand, it may be a matter of funds.) Elk Lake Campground sits at the western tip of this peanut-shaped lake and is accessible by following the road along the north side of the lake to the short spur that drops down off the main road to the left. Elk Lake’s campsites are strung along the shore of the lake."

Have you visited this trail?
Tell us about your experience!
How would you rate your trip?
How would you rate your trip?
Add photos from your trip.
Add photos from your trip.
Please Select a star rating.

Show off your photography skills!

Share photos of Elk Lake Campground

Trail Information

Mill City
Nearby City
Boat Launch/Ramp, Boating, Fishing
Additional Use
Willamette National Forest, Detroit Ranger District: 503-854-3366, www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/willamette/recarea/?recid=4218
Local Contacts
Fees per Night
Vault toilets, primitive boat launch; no piped water, no garbage service.

10 Members Completed

I’ve done this

Trail Log