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Meandering along most of the east shore of mile-high Diamond Lake in the Diamond Lake Recreation Area, the Diamond Lake Campground offers social lakeshore camping and friendly smiles near the more secluded inshore camps. The campground features interpretive programs provided in the summer at the amphitheater and the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway.

Facilities at the campground include tables, fireplaces, running water, flush toilets, showers, garbage bins, gray water sumps, an RV dump station, an amphitheater, an information gatehouse, two boat ramps and a fish cleaning station.

The Thielsen View Forest Service Campground offers 60 camping units on the west shore and the Broken Arrow Forest Service Campground offers 147 camping units at the south end. In addition, the Diamond Lake Recreation Area features the Forest Service South Shore Picnic area with 26 single family picnic tables, 10 group picnic tables, a lighted pavilion, barbeques, fire pits, horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, a playground, a bathroom, and a swimming beach.

Also in the area is a full service resort operating under special use permit from the Umpqua National Forest including: motel units and cabins, restaurant, pizza parlor, 2 grocery stores, a sporting goods shop, post office, service station, propane, Landromat, showers, swimming beach, boat and mountain bike rentals, moorage, charter fishing, hunting and fishing licenses and horseback riding stables.

Finally, the area offers a privately operated Recreational Vehicle park operating under special use permit from the Umpqua National Forest including 160 RV units with full hookups, laundry, shower facilities and a recreation hall for guests.

Directions: From Prospect: Travel northeast on Highway 230 to its junction with Highway 138. Continue in 138 and turn left onto Road 4795 (Diamond Lake Loop) at the north entrance to Diamond Lake Recreation Area. Proceed 2.5 miles to the campground entrance.

Seasonal Access: Normal Services Available: Mid-May-October (Weather Permitting)

Facility Type: Campground

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