Ice Cap Campground

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Ice Cap Campground is 17 miles east of the McKenzie River Ranger Station on Hwy 126. It sits on a bench above the McKenzie River and Carmen Reservoir. However, the river is not visible from the campground. It is shaded by big, beautiful conifers.

Natural Features:

Located in the Willamette National Forest in central Oregon, the campground is surrounded by water from the Koosah and Sahalie Falls. It is on the McKenzie Pass – Santiam Pass National Scenic Byway.


The McKenzie River National Recreation Trail is a hiking and biking destination. The McKenzie Wild & Scenic River is well known for boating and fishing as are Carmen Reservoir, Fish Lake and Clear Lake. There is a 3 mile loop trail to Koosah Falls and Sahalie Falls.


Ice Cap offers 22 campsites with 9 that are walk-in tent sites. The other 13 can accommodate either tents or RVs. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table. There are vault toilets, firewood for sale, and a host onsite. There is no drinking water.

Nearby Attractions:

This area of the Willamette National Forest is a destination spot for hiking, biking, fishing, and water sports. Take time to see why the area is included in a Scenic Byway.