For a National Park Campground this was one of the best I have seen. Some sites are large enough for the largest rig and a lot for smaller rigs and tents. Paved roads, nice dump station and restrooms close by. Nice store with showers and restrooms. A lot of downed wood which can be collected for campfires if you wish. It is after all a National Park and not an rv resort. We camped at Mazama Village (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.
This is a very big wooded park and divided into seven large loops, all wooded and at least half for tenters. It looked to be more than 80% full and this was mid-week. Good thing it's reservable. There are only a few electric hookups so it's best to not expect one. We liked its basicness and felt it was great to see young people enjoying themselves - lots of kids were in organised groups. Very handy for Crater Lake and all its wonderful aspects. We camped at Mazama Village (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.
Park had a lot of dead and downed trees in and around all of the sites. It appears that the staff was trying to remove wood that had been cut but it was mostly laying and stacked in the sites. Interior roads were in generally poor condition and were not suitable for young children and bikes. Sites are very close together. Fuel (gas) and Fresh water are available. Dump Station was very nice and clean. Campground is located 7 miles from Crater Lake so be prepared to have your own vehicle for transportation. Most roads and lookouts can be accessed with a smaller motorhome. Parking is limited in some spots. We camped at Mazama Village (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $29.00
Crater Lake is a fantastic place to visit and Mazama is an ok place to lay your head while you're in the park. The sites are large and color coded (just make sure you pay attention to that... I speak from experience as someone who had to move after unhooking). The camp store is nearby and well-stocked. This is not a campground I'd seek out as a destination, but I'll definitely be back the next time we visit Crater Lake. It's remote location and allowance of camp fires made for a happy wife, which made my life much easier... We camped at Mazama Village (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.
The National reservation service failed to let us know that the dump and water fill were closed due to reduced snow over the winter. Be advised that the closest place to dump and fill with water is about 20 miles away. Public showers are timed to four minutes and cost 75 cents. There are only four showers in the men's area and they are frequently out of order. The men's room was out of towels for a couple of days and the trash in the mens room lingered for days. While the campground was not full, the trash cans were. They were not collected for the first four days we were there. When we brought it to the attention of the office, they said the trash was picked up twice daily. Debris from tree cutting was everywhere. The road ways are pocked with holes. The staff was friendly, the food was fine, and the area is beautiful. Everyone we met was working. No one was standing around. Our reduction of financial commitment to our National Treasures is becoming apparent. We camped at Mazama Village (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $27.00
The campground is just OK. There are no facilities at the sites and the facilities they have are not close. They are near the store and check in area. The lady in the store was quite rude. Perhaps as it was near the end of the season. We would stay in the National Forest next time. The views around Crater Lake are stunning! Well worth the visit. We camped at Mazama Village (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $27.00
This was our first experience of a national park campsite and we were pleasantly surprised. You have to queue at the hut in the parking lot for your site and then can choose any one that is free and is in your allocated range. They color code them. They do have a few with electrical hookup, but I would advise booking early to get these. The pitches were flat and in the trees. Each has a fire ring, bear box and picnic bench. The bathrooms were fairly clean and the showers centralized in the main building by the parking lot. We enjoyed the beauty of the park, being amongst the trees, the evening ranger talk, and watching the thousands of stars lighting up the night sky. We stayed 2 nights and would return. We camped at Mazama Village (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.
Beautiful campground inside this amazing national park. Sites are well spaced surrounded by trees. As mentioned by others, there is only a handful of electrical sites - all in loop F - and they are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Restrooms and showers (coin operated) near the camp store were nice and clean.
Be aware that they close at 9pm. There is a couple of free showers 24/7 at loop F too, though you may need to wait. Water spigots throughout the campground don't have threading to screw in a hose so you will need to fill tanks the hard way. There's also no place to wash the dishes, other than at the same spigots using cold water. We camped at Mazama Village (NPS Campground) in a Tent Trailer.
Getting back to nature... What more could one ask for! Dry camping in the woods near one of the most beautiful National Parks in the country. Loved the fire pit. Loved the color coded system for site size selection. We were RED with a 34 RV + Jeep liberty + bike racks and had NO PROBLEMS getting in or out of our site in Section C. Lots to do, even without internet and cell phone access. Extended our stay an extra night. Flat for great bike rides. Highly recommend! We camped at Mazama Village (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.
Rating reflects my experience with Xanterra who handles reservations at Mazama campground. Terrible service and lots of misinformation from various reservation agents. They do have a very limited number of electrical sites (something like 10 sites). But they are on a first come walk in basis. The loop they are on is very narrow and in my opinion looks more like tent sites or at most small pop up trailer sites. We stayed in D loop where the sites were larger and the pull throughs were longer. The bathrooms were clean but please note that the showers are located in F loop or at the camp store. The showers in F loop were free but most of the time the water was cold. Showers (4) in the camp store were hot and had good water pressure. They cost .75 for 4 minutes. There is only one washer and a couple of dryers in the laundry room so do not plan on doing laundry at Mazama. Very inadequate. There were lots of trees in this campground and each site has a picnic table, bear locker and a fire pit. The sites on the end of each loop looked like they had the most space. The campground is conveniently located inside Crater Lake. We stayed here for 4 days and 3 nights which was sufficient to see everything in the park. All in all this was an okay campground. We stayed here because it is located inside the National Park. We camped at Mazama Village (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.
Gorgeous forest to call home for a couple of nights. Sites are relatively small for a 40' motor coach, so even though we had a pull through site, we still had to back out and into another site to make it around the sharp corner and various trees. $27/night is a little steep for no hook-up at all; however, it was fantastic living in the trees and so close to Crater Lake and all the park has to offer. Each site offers a fire ring, picnic table and bear box. We did not utilize the convenience stations during our stay. Bring your own firewood or an ax as the store sells small bundles for just under $7. We camped at Mazama Village (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $26.00
Stayed 4 nights. Arrived on a Thursday to a more of less empty park but started to fill on Friday and packed by Saturday. Campground is located about 10 minutes from Crater Lake's rim and Village. The grounds were well maintained and serviced. The grocery store is has the basics. Best to shop before arriving. Especially for produce and anything you want to grill. Had dinner an excellent dinner at the lodge. Although on the pricier side it was well worth the treat! The rangers were polite and informative. Looking forward to spending more time at the park in the future. Only drawback is not enough full service sites, but all in all it was a great visit. We camped at Mazama Village (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $8.00
Nightly rate was $7.50 (senior discount). There a few sites with electric available for a higher cost. We did not have reservations and were told to get there "early" and we should not have a problem. The Park Service failed to tell us that arriving early did not mean a darn thing. Xanterra Park Resorts runs the campground (as well as everything else) and you can not register for a camp site until 1pm. The girls at the kiosk wouldn't even talk to you, except to say "check in is 1pm". When asked are there sites available, they replied "at 1pm. If the Park Service would have told us that, we could have stopped and enjoyed the scenic views and such, instead of heading straight to the campground. I have been camping for a long time and have never been turned away when there are camp sites available. Instead everyone is forced to wait until 1pm, then line up and wait to talk to this person, not knowing if there is a site available and you just wasted 3 hours waiting to hear that. It is not like the Xanterra employes were cleaning the sites, raking them and picking up trash, because they did not do that. Many sites had trash in them that was obvious to anyone who looked at the site, so why have such a tight policy. Otherwise this is a nice campground, the loops are one way, so if you are in an RV you may have your door facing the road, rather then the camp site (unless you drive the wrong way). The pull throughs can be tricky, some of them have trees that really prevent you putting a trailer or motorhome in them, and they are curved, which makes for some creative parking. We camped at Mazama Village (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $14.00
This is a wonderful, wooded campground: very private sites. We did find maneuvering our 32' motor home into the drive through sites required careful planning to avoid trees. And it's true that some of them are set up so your door faces away from the site (studying the map will help you figure out which ones to avoid). We stayed in a non-electric one the first night, but transferred the next morning to electric (same price - $13.50 with a Golden Age pass). Good thing, because it rained the next two days! One warning: if you are in a big rig, coming in from the north (which brings you around the west side of the lake and down a series of corkscrew turns) is very "white knuckle" driving. No shoulders at all and major drop-offs. Really worth it to continue on down 97 and come up from near Klamath Lake (the campground is just inside the south entrance). Probably the same amount of time despite longer distance, given that we went about 20 mph through most of the park. We camped at Mazama Village (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $27.00
We took a look at Loops A, B and C without our rig. Contrary to what some reviewers wrote; the campground look and felt very, very old and run down. Please note that we did not stay at this campground (nor would we). The interior roads had many large pot holes and were very narrow. The sites were on dirt and most (if not all) were heavy used. None of the sites were level. The pull-throughs were very short and more suited for a class ‘A’ or ‘C’ rigs. I think that any 5th wheel or trailer larger than 25 feet would have a difficult time maneuvering into a site. A class ‘A’ or ‘C’ would have an easier time getting to a site. I would not even consider driving my 32 foot 5th wheel into this campground. We camped at Mazama Village (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.