Islet Campground

Westfir, Oregon 97492

Islet Campground

Islet Campground Professional Review and Guide

"I don’t think most people really get Waldo Lake. Ask your friends and neighbors about it, and you’ll probably hear something like, “I hear that’s nice. I’ve been meaning to get up there.” Well, how does this sound? It’s Oregon’s second-biggest natural lake (after only Crater Lake) with a surface area of 9.8 square miles.

It is also the second deepest lake in Oregon, averaging 128 feet with a maximum depth of 420 feet. It is reputed to be one of the purest lakes on Earth, and when the weather is calm you can see 120 feet down into it. It is also ringed by oldgrowth forest and wilderness, with mountain views, trails all over the place, no"

Islet Campground Reviews

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We arrived quite late on friday night, after what was truly a lovely drive from Portland, although maybe it took a bit longer than anticipated by Mapquest. Of the five campgrounds the first was a bit busy and appeared to have quite a few SUV's and people playing music. The second one, Dovre, is where we ended up staying, because it was getting late. It was an excellent choice, with an option to swim in the creek just a short stroll from the tent. The sites were in excellent condition and the atmosphere was friendly and quiet although there was a bit of a party going on at one of the sites. Elk Bend appeared to be nicer still, as per the guidebook, and we'll certainly go there next time.

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Sep 2018