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.
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.
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.