Mazama Village Campground (early June–mid-Oct., $21 tents, $25–27 RVs), seven miles south of the rim, has 200 sites, restrooms with showers, and a dump station. A limited number of campsites can be reserved; call 888/774-2728 or use the reservation form at www.craterlakelodges.com.
Lost Creek Campground (mid-July–early Oct.), located on the eastern section of Rim Drive, has 16 sites, water, and pit toilets. Neither campground has hookups. Contact the park superintendent (541/594-3100) for more information. Foot traffic in the backcountry is light, so you can set up camp wherever you like in the remote areas surrounding Crater Lake.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel