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Mazama Campground

Mazama Village, 569 Mazama Village Drive, Oregon 97604 USA

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“large campsite with 198 sites”

Mazama Village Campground is located seven miles from the rim of Crater Lake. The campground is mostly forested and each site has a picnic table, fire ring, and bear locker. 75% of the sites are are reservable in advance and the rest are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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31 people have reviewed this location

Ratings Summary

4.5 Access
4.8 Location
4.4 Cleanliness
4.3 Site Quality
4.5 Noise

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Verizon 4G/5G

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Reviewed by
Travel Oregon

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June 17, 2015
Rated

Mazama Campground lies immediately within the Annie Spring Entrance Station south of Crater Lake. The facility consists of 198 campsites some of which are accessible for individuals using wheelchairs. The sites at this facility are available on a first come, first served basis from mid-June through early October. Each site at Mazama Campground consists of a fire ring and picnic table. Campground amenities include drinking water and flush toilets. Evening programs are conducted at this site through the summer. The Annie Creek Canyon Trail is accessible from the campground.

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Reviewed by
Campendium

August 03, 2014
Rated

This is one of the best campsites we've ever had. It was huge and had a wonderful view. There are several loops in this section, and we had a hard time fitting down some of the roads -- definitely pay attention to the color-coded max site suggestions!

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Nightly Rate: -

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 17

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

September 09, 2014
Rated

We LOVED it here.Campsites were not super spacious, but it was enough for some peace and quiet! Beautiful trees and area. Convenient to the Rim (about 15 minutes) which made it easy to head up for hiking and back to the trailer for lunch. No Verizon or TMobile coverage (unless you count at the top of Wizard Island!) but Sam was able to pay for wifi at the nearby restaurant to get some work done while I explored with the kids. Crater Lake just might be our new favorite park!

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Nightly Rate: $29.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: 20

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
4 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

June 20, 2015
Rated

So yeah, this is an awesome campground. Ample dead wood that you're allowed to gather, saving you the $6 at the store. The other reviews sum up most of the other perks of staying here.

My disappointment rests solely in the facts printed in the newspaper and on the website and the lack of those facts being factual upon arrival.

25% of the 240 sites here are first come first serve. No reservations needed. Get there first, the site should be yours. If it were a picture, I do believe you'd get it.

So we rolled in before noon and I asked if anything was available.

"Yeah, I've got 2 spots," he said to my lighting eyes and perky ears. "For 1 night."

"Oh, aren't there first come first serve sites?"

"All of our spots are first come first serve," the Xanterra employee told me. "Except for the reservations."

I was happy for at least one night and took it. But as we pulled into the campground, there weren't even 10 sites being occupied.

Hey kids, it's math time. What's one quarter of 240? Good job little Timmy, it's 60.

So 60-10 equals we should have scored a spot for the weekend, which we did not.

Oh and you know those Words from a Mountain poems you see in national parks? The guy who created them was there and we met him and it was pretty cool.

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Nightly Rate: $31.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: -

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
3 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

July 07, 2015
Rated

We stayed here over July 4th, and as another reviewer stated, it was difficult to find an open site. There seemed to be tons that we were reserved, but not occupied. We settled in on the A loop (there are 7 loops, each with a mix of tent and RV sites). Our site was huge and wooded, equipped with a picnic table, fire pad with grill, and bear box. We were able to collect plenty of dead wood for a fire. The campground is about a ten minute drive up to the lake's rim and large Rim Village lodge and amenities. The elevation allowed for cool and comfortable temps.

The biggest downside of this campground for us was the bath houses. They were very dirty and not maintained well at all. There was water available on our loop, just a few minutes away by walk.

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Nightly Rate: $22.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: A2

5 Access
5 Location
3 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise
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Campendium

June 12, 2016
Rated

Okay so we were here on a cold spell in June and half the sites were still snow covered so our experience may be a bit different. We arrived on a Thursday afternoon and had our pick of spots. We were told the F loop had electric so we went there. Sites F15-29 do have electric but site F9 is THE SPOT. F9 is huge with views of a waterfall. The bonus - this is the only place in the campground with cell service. A lady let us in on this fact as we were driving looking for a spot. You don't need a booster but it helps...otherwise you may go in and out of LTE. With a booster we had consistent 3-4 bar 4G. We also got the local NBC TV station which seemed kind of crazy with our antenna. The camping park staff did seem pretty clueless at check-in but that might have been new staff at the beginning of the season. There is a dump station.

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Nightly Rate: $31.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: F9

4 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

July 10, 2016
Rated

We loved Crater Lake!
At first, we weren't sure what to expect, because we couldn't find anything online on how to camp there, but these spots are pretty easy to get on a first come first serve basis. Just go during the week and you will be fine.
Here are some tips:
- First, we paid $15.50 (because the nice person at the kiosk gave us a "military discount" which was actually a senior discount, so if you're over 65 yrs old, it's only $15.50 :)
- Sites are color coded: We have a 30ft Airstream and it only fits in the red spaces.
- Some spaces have electric hook ups, but they are mainly for shorter rigs, with the rare red space here and there.
- There are 2 red spaces (for larger rigs) with electric and water hook ups, but they are right next to the dump station. So if you can stand the smell, I guess you get rewarded! ;)
- The early check in starts at 8am at the kiosk desk.
- You have to check in every morning to stay another day in your spot.
- There is no guarantee that you will get another day so get there early to reserve your spot again.
Here's the catch: The kiosk will only have the numbers from the day before, because they don't check the sites until 11am. So if you are trying to stay another day and you don't get an extension on your spot at 8am, just come back around 11am and there will probably be more spots available.
- When you first get to Crater lake and register at 8am, you're going to find very few spots available when you drive around. If you find a spot, get it, but don't unhook yet. Ride your bikes around in a couple hours and you will most definitely find a better spot. It will also allow you to see the spots with electric hook ups.
- There are a ton of spots, so just get there during the week (Thursday at the latest) and you are almost guaranteed a spot with first come first serve.
- Good luck!

Our spot (F9) had an amazing view and there are very few spots that have cell service, but this one had good verizon cell service! No electric hook ups and our 30ft Airstream barely fit. You definitely can not drive forward out of it, so make sure you have some sick backing up skills before you park there ;) I got out fine.

Crater Lake itself was amazing! My son got his Junior Ranger badge and there was even an interactive junior ranger program that gets you a patch! The kids had to guess "which rocks float".

Be careful of rainy days, they suck and you can't see down in to crater lake when it's foggy. We got one good day and the rest was rainy. Fortunately we had a good signal (without a booster) to get some netflix during the rain.

the verizon coverage is only 1 bar, it works well... you just got to find the right spot.

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Nightly Rate: $15.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: F9

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

August 24, 2016
Rated

As others have mentioned, F9 is the best spot for cell reception and lots of sun for solar. We work online during the week and need a good connection to get it done. There is zero cell service or wifi throughout the park, except for the Crater Lake lodge and the one magical spot by F9. You can buy wifi at the lodge for $4 an hour or $10 for 24 hours. I purchased wifi there a couple of times and it wasn't great for video conferencing but anything else it would be fine.

You can make reservations online but each spot is first come, first served. We notice people don't seem to spend more 2 or 3 days here. We were told by more than one employee that they'd never seen anyone spend more than a week here. So if you see a spot you like but it's occupied, chances are you can get it if you just wait a day or two.

The first couple of nights we stayed in F23 which is an electric site but had zero cell service on either Verizon or AT&T. After 2 days, we were able to move over the spot we wanted and using our booster we were able to get 4 bars of Verizon LTE on our jetpack and 2 bars of AT&T LTE. The spot was very large and had views of the canyon and Annie Spring creek. We had full sun most of the day so we were able to fully charge our batteries with our new solar setup.

There are water connections throughout the loops but no water hookups at the sites themselves. We had a water spigot right across from our site so it wasn't too difficult filling our large water containers and filling our tank. I did notice there were 3 sites right by the dump station with water/electric hook-ups, if you don't mind being near a potentially smelly dump station, of course.

There is a gas station at the campground store but unleaded only so if you need diesel prepare to drive at least 45 minutes to get it or try to fill your tank before getting to the park. Same with groceries. Make sure you're fully stocked up as the campground store and towns nearby are more like convenience stores than grocery stores. We were forced to drive to Medford (90 minutes away) to get groceries but it is a beautiful drive if you're up for it.

The restrooms were clean and there was a line every morning and evening for the showers. I used our shower but my husband said that if you waited too long in the morning the water was Luke warm at best. The best time to shower is middle of the day. There are only 3 showers in loop F and 3 showers by the campground office. So it was very busy.

The laundry had 3 washers and 2 dryers for the whole campground. So be prepared to wait. The washers were $1 a load and the dryers were $1.25. The cheapest I've seen, actually.

There's a cafe and gift shop in the same area as the campground office/laundry/store. We had dinner one night at the cafe and it was just ok. There's a much nicer, but more expensive, restaurant at the lodge. If you get to the lodge in the morning you can get some free coffee or pay for a nice espresso drink. I had a latte and it was delicious and no more expensive than Starbucks. Plus you can drink your coffee and sit in one of many rocking chairs overlooking Crater Lake. Score.

Beware if you're taking the west rim drive into the park beware the road is under construction and some of the sections we drove were very washboard and bumpy. Just take it real slow and or take the East Rim road which takes longer but a much more pleasant and just as scenic.

Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at the campground. There are lots of trails from easy to strenuous. Hike that take you to waterfalls and picnic areas by steams. We'll definitely be back.

(We used a booster to get Verizon 4G/LTE but you can get a couple of bars of 3G without one at site F9.)

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Nightly Rate: $31.00

Days Stayed: 14

Site Number: F9

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
4 Noise

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Verizon 4G

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September 19, 2016
Rated

Our rate reflects the 50% senior discount. This is a great location for exploring the rim by car or bike. 4 miles to the visitor center. The sites are very nice, with large trees, picnic tables and fire pits. However, the F loop electric sites are not paved, but are dirt. I have actually rarely been in a site where all of our mats and shoes got so dirty. I guess that was the trade off for electricity! There are only 3 showers that we could find, and they were in the F loop. Bathrooms were clean. FYI - ATT emails and texts will pop in just before the summit of Scott Mountain.

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Nightly Rate: $15.00

Days Stayed: 4

Site Number: F loop

4 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
5 Noise

Reviewed by
mekleeman

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July 18, 2017
Rated

My experience is the sites are pretty jammed together, signal is terrible but the camp store is the bomb. We stayed right behind the store.

My advice is when going to Crater Lake be prepared for anything. During our stay all water was turned off except the water at the camp store, dump station was closed. Laundry was closed. Water was in short supply they told us. We filled gallon jugs over and over to fill our tank for 3 days.

It's Crater Lake. Nothing really matters except being at the rim experiencing the awesomeness anyhow. I love Crater Lake.

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Nightly Rate: $31.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: A14

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
5 Noise

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AT&T 4G

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Mazama Campground

Mazama Village
569 Mazama Village Drive
Oregon
97604 USA
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Back In RV Sites Count
15
Last Nightly Rate
41.0
Longest Vehicle Length Reported
37.0
Lowest Nightly Rate
15.0
Max Length
50ft
Max Stay
14
RV Sites Count
75
Season End
Sept.
Season Start
June
Standard Tent Sites Count
128
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