3.8/5 (5 reviews)

Big Lake Campground, Hoodoo and Santiam Pass, Oregon

Campground Details

  • Campground Rating: 3.8/5 (5)
  • Reservations Available: Yes
  • Number of Campsites: 49
  • Drinking Water: Yes
  • Toilets: Vaulted
  • Camphost on Site: Yes
  • Fires Allowed: Yes
  • Cell Service: Unknown
  • Season: Mid June - - Mid Otober
  • GPS: 44.3779073337,-121.871636322
  • Elevation: 4,650 ft.
  • Showers: No
  • Firewood for Sale: Yes

Big Lake Campground Description

Tucked in behind Hoodoo off Santiam Summit, Big Lake is really not that big.  But the campground is excellent.  Most sites have great lake views and are offer privacy on the southern end of the campground and open sites on the northern end.  Pit toilets, piped water, picnic tables, and fire pits.

Bonuses: fantastic swimming beaches, especially the beach at the far end of the lake, about a half mile hike.  Few bother to go there, and the beach is a sandy, gentle slope, backed by forest.  Patjens Lakes trail-head is nearby.  Great hike to mountain lakes.

Big Lake Campground Map

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Other Nearby Campgrounds

Big Lake West

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0.7 Miles Away

Cold Water Cove

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Link Creek

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Scout Lake

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Ice Cap Creek

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6.9 Miles Away
*Distances are as the crow flies

Attractions/Activites near this campground

Jack Lake Trailhead

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8.8 Miles Away

Jack Lake

8.8 Miles Away

Blue Pool

Blue Pool Swimming Hole
8.9 Miles Away
*Distances are as the crow flies

Campground Tags

  • Lois Lane says:

    Big Lake Campground

    Yes there are toilets, water pipes, picnic tables, fire pit, which are standard for most campground but our stay here were not enjoyable. First not all spots are RV friendly. We have a 21 feet RV and we barely fit in the spot that we found that would best accommodate our RV. There are plenty of mosquitoes so spray some insect repellent before you get there because once you get out of the car they’d be ready to suck the blood out of you. The surroundings are extreme fire hazards. Lots of logs and dead trees laying around. And lastly a fee of $24 a night without any hook up is not right. We’ve been to a campground in the coast, right next to a bay (probability like 5 steps away) with crabbing amenities, and full hookup for $36, and we did not dread to go out because of mosquitoes.
    We would not come here again.

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