South Campground

This listing is provided by Visit Central Oregon


Commonly referred to as the Hosmer Lake Campgrounds, South and neighboring Mallard Marsh each have a loyal following of campers who return every year. This campground provides opportunities for fly-fishing as well as access to trails for hiking and horseback riding.

Natural Features:

Hosmer Lake is a hidden jewel of green and blue surrounded by dark green forest. Thickets of bulrush wands hide the most secretive wildlife and fish. At the north end, water drains into a porous rim of lava. The best way to experience this lake is by canoe, but a shoreline hike will still produce wondrous sights and sounds, and be sure to bring your camera to capture the spectacular view of Mt. Bachelor.

Hosmer is a “fly fishing only” lake well known for its breath taking views of Mt. Bachelor, South Sisters, Broken Top as well as wildlife viewing and the big Atlantic salmon, brook trout and rainbows that are quite visible in this shallow clear lake. Hosmer Lake is also a very popular lake for canoeists because of the beautiful surroundings, the abundant wildlife, waterfowl and easily seen large fish swimming around.


Nearby Hosmer Lake offers opportunities for fly fishing and boating as well as spectacular views. There are also trails and other opportunities for hiking and horseback riding.


This facility features 23 sites that are RV, trailer or tent friendly. There is also a boat ramp that provides access to Hosmer Lake.

Please note this campground has no water so campers will need to bring their own supply. There is a hand pump about two minutes away at Little Fawn Campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Campers can enjoy the Lava Lands Visitor Center in nearby Bend, Oregon, or visit the unique geological landscape of Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

Visitors enjoy traveling the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, known as Oregons Highway in the Sky, which climbs into the clouds on a 66-mile drive through the Cascade Range, weaving past snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes.