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OREGON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST
WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST
MOUNT WASHINGTON WILDERNESS
THREE SISTERS WILDERNESS
McKENZIE / SANTIAM PASS
Santiam National Scenic Byway
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
LATITUDE: N 4415.633
LONGITUDE: W 12148.072
(GPS from Dee Wright Observatory)
Between Sisters and McKenzie Bridge, OR
Vehicles over 35' prohibited

Hwy.242 at Milepost 74
Hwy.242 / Milepost 74

Hwy.242 at Milepost 74
Hwy.242 / Milepost 74

Hwy.242 at Milepost 77
Hwy.242 / Milepost 77

Hwy.242 at Milepost 77
Hwy.242 / Milepost 77

Hwy.242 at Milepost 78
Hwy.242 / Milepost 78

Hwy.242 at Milepost 78
Hwy.242 / Milepost 78

Hwy.242 at Milepost 78
Hwy.242 / Milepost 78

Hwy.242 at Milepost 78
Hwy.242 / Milepost 78

Autumn Colors
Dispersed Camp at Milepost 59.3

Dispersed Camp near Milepost 59
Dispersed Camp at Milepost 59.3

Dispersed Camp near Milepost 59
Dispersed Camp at Milepost 59.3

Wood Conk Mushroom
Wood Conk Mushroom???

 

Dee Wright Observatory
Dee Wright Observatory

Dee Wright Observatory
Dee Wright Observatory

DEE WRIGHT OBSERVATORY
LATITUDE: N 4415.633
LONGITUDE: W 12148.072
Mystical and magical are terms used to describe
Dee Wright Observatory near McKenzie Summit.
Hwy.242 about 15 miles from Sisters, OR
Walk to the top and there is a mountain identifier.

Mountain views from Dee Wright Observatory
Mount Washington
Viewed from Dee Wright Observatory

Mountain views from Dee Wright Observatory
Mount Jefferson
Viewed from Dee Wright Observatory

Mountain views from Dee Wright Observatory
Three Sisters Mountains
(North and Middle Sisters Mountains)
Viewed from Dee Wright Observatory

Highway 242 and Dee Wright Observatory
Dee Wright Observatory
Hwy.242 / McKenzie Summit

Lava Camp Lake
Lava Camp Lake

Morning Mist on Lava Camp Lake
Morning Mist on Lava Camp Lake
September 24, 2007

LAVA CAMP LAKE CAMPGROUND
LATITUDE: N 4415.640
LONGITUDE: W 12147.177
Road#900 near McKenzie Summit
1/2 mile west from Dee Wright Observatory

Scott Lake Campground
Scott Lake Campground

SCOTT LAKE CAMPGROUND
This is a free campground...
LATITUDE: N 4412.646
LONGITUDE: W 12153.245
(GPS From information sign near entrance)
LATITUDE: N 4412.704
LONGITUDE: W 12153.407
(GPS From dispersed campsite)
Hwy. 242 between milepost 71- 72
Road#260 for 1/2 mile
Picnic tables, firerings, and outhouse.
A couple sites with parking and walk-in
tent sites. Trailheads lead to many small
lakes within a short distance...

ALDER SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
This is a free campground...
LATITUDE: N 4410.625
LONGITUDE: W 12154.802
Highway 242 near milepost 65.8
Picnic tables, metal firerings, and outhouse.
Trailhead for Linton Lake
Small campground with 6 picnic tables,
5 firerings, and limited parking

LIMBERLOST CAMPGROUND
Fee Area / Open in summer months
LATITUDE: N 4410.426
LONGITUDE: W 12203.238
Highway 242 near milepost 57

Historic Vehicular Log Bridge on Road 247
Historic Vehicular Log Bridge on Road#247

Historic Vehicular Log Bridge on Road 247
Historic Vehicular Log Bridge on Road#247

Historic Vehicular Log Bridge on Road 247
Historic Vehicular Log Bridge on Road#247

Historic Vehicular Log Bridge on Road 247
Historic Vehicular Log Bridge on Road#247

Mushrooms on Road 247
Mushrooms on Road#247

Road 247
Road#247

Primitive Campsite and Firering
Road#247 Primitive Camp and Firering 

Road 247 Creek
View from Log Bridge on Road#247

Historic Log Vehicular Bridge
Log Vehicular Bridge on Road#247
Road overgrown with trees and brush

ROAD#247
LATITUDE: N 4409.675
LONGITUDE: W 12159.622
From Hwy.224 near milepost 60.2
Log Vehicular Bridge...
This is historic but goes mostly unnoticed.
There is a primitive campsite near the bridge.

Historic Log Vehicular Bridge
Log Vehicular Bridge on Road#220

ROAD#220
LATITUDE: N 4410.304
LONGITUDE: W 12202.215
From Hwy.224 near milepost 57.5
3/4 mile east from Limberlost Campground
Turn on Road#220 and bridge about 1/4 mile
Another Historic Log Vehicular Bridge...
This bridge is mostly collapsed...
For good photos of the bridge, you need artificial
lighting, because it is always shaded.
Primitive campsite near the bridge.

PHOTO HERE
Dispersed camp area between milepost 59 - 60

DISPERSED CAMP
LATITUDE: N 4409.655
LONGITUDE: W 12200.673
Dispersed camp area between milepost 59 - 60
Big turn-around area with primitive firerings

DISPERSED CAMP AT MILEPOST 59
There is a dispersed campsite at milepost 59
No photos or information. Looks nice.

COLD SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
Fee Area / $12.00
Deschutes National Forest
LATITUDE: N 4418.577
LONGITUDE: W 12137.790
Fee Area / Hwy.242 xx miles from Sisters, OR
(Near milepost 88)
Picnic tables, metal firerings, outhouses
Water and garbage service.

Scott Road Historic Sign
Scott Road Historic Sign

SCOTT ROAD HISTORIC SIGN
LATITUDE: N 4412.618
LONGITUDE: W 12152.554
In 1862 Felix Scott led a crew of 50 men
who blazed a trail across the Cascade Mountains
following an old Indian trail which skirted the
lava flows. Scott hoped to use the new route...
Click above image for large view

Pioneer Mailman Historic Sign
Pioneer Mailman Historic Sign

PIONEER MAILMAN HISTORIC SIGN
LATITUDE: N 4414.924
LONGITUDE: W 12150.342
Highway 242 between milepost 75 - 76
The mailman was caught in a sudden storm
and froze to death while delivering the
Christmas mail in 1877.

Lake east from Pioneer Mailman Historic Sign
Small lake east from Pioneer Mailman Historic Sign

xx LAKE
LATITUDE: N 4414.954
LONGITUDE: W 12150.225
Just east from Pioneer Mailman Historic Sign

Wilderness Permit
Wilderness Permit
Available at most of the Trailheads

Mount Washington Rules
Mount Washington Wilderness
Rules and Regulations (Part 1)

Mount Washington Rules
Mount Washington Wilderness
Rules and Regulations (Part 2)

McKenzie Summit
McKenzie Summit / Elevation 5325'

McKenzie Summit
McKenzie Summit
Hwy.242 towards Sisters, OR

Elk on Hwy.242 near Sisters
Elk on Hwy.242 near Sisters, OR

DIRECTIONS:
From Sisters, OR
From Hwy.20 on west end of town
Turn on Highway 242 / Santiam Scenic Byway
Dee Wright Observatory 15 miles
Scott Lake Campground 14 miles
Alder Springs Campground xx miles

From Eugene / Springfield
Take Highway 126 for xx miles(milepost 55)
Take Highway 242 / Santiam Scenic Byway
Timberlost Campground 1 1/2 miles

ROAD CONDITIONS:
Highway 242 is paved
Narrow, curves, and steep grades
Vehicles over 35' prohibited
Closed in winter.

MAP
These are our personal hand drawn maps
Not guaranteed for accuracy

Lake Billy Chinook
Lake Billy Chinook

Also see: DETROIT LAKE
Also see:
GREEN PETER LAKE
Also see:
HAYSTACK RESERVOIR
Also see:
JACK LAKE ROAD
Also see:
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK
Also see:
LOST LAKE CAMPGROUND
Also see:
McKENZIE / ALDER SPRINGS
Also see:
McKENZIE / LAVA CAMP LAKE
Also see:
McKENZIE / SCOTT LAKE
Also see:
OLALLIE SCENIC AREA
Also see:
ROAD#46
Also see:
ROUND LAKE
Also see:
SMITH RESERVOIR

Autumn Colors near Fish Lake
Highway 126
Autumn Colors near Fish Lake

Smith Reservoir Dam
Smith Reservoir Dam

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Free camping and campgrounds
OREGON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST
WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST