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Driftwood Campground

Name: Driftwood Campground

We visited Driftwood Campground on July 15, 2015 and the following is our observations from that visit. We do not own, manage or make reservations for this or an other campground or park.

 
Driftwood Campground is situated on the north shore of Three Creek Lake below Tam McArthur Rim. The area in the campground and nearby is covered with a mature forest. Between the lake and the hiking trails you shouldn't have any trouble finding something to do.

Campsites: There are 18 campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and fire pit with attached grate. The road and driveways are gravel while the campsites are natural, mostly dirt. Most sites have at least some shade during the majority of the day.

Host on Site: The host was stationed 2 miles away at Three Creek Meadows Campground. They visited the campground at least once per day.

Water: No, we found we needed to bring our our water.

Garbage Services: Yes, we found garbage cans near the vault style outhouses.

Electricity Available: No.

Restroom: The vault style outhouses are very clean but are getting a bit old.

Handicap Accessible: No.

Firewood: We were able to purchase firewood from the camp host.

Pets: Pets are allowed but should be on a leash.

Picnic Area: No.

Recreation:

Recreational oppotunities abound here. The lake is is available for fishing, boating, canoeing and float tubing. You can play on the beach, wade or swim also. There are trails in hills around the lake.
 
Little Three Creek Lake Trailhead is at the entrance to Driftwood Campground. The trail to Tam McArthur Rim View Point is across the road near the entrance 
and I have published a review of that hike in the review of Three Creek Lake Campground.

Fishing: Three Creek Lake is stocked and there are streams and a couple smaller lakes nearby.

Boating: No motors allowed on the lake. We saw several fishermen in float tubes and the "store" has canoes and row boats for rent.

Swimming: Swimming is allowed and there is a nice beach at the Three Creek Lake Campground. However swimming is at your risk as there is no lifeguard.

Wildlife: We saw deer several times in the area including one nice 3 or 4 point buck. That's western style count on that buck. You could run across elk, moose, bear and many woodland critters as well as birds of all sizes and shapes.

Nearby Services:

The store on the lake was open Friday through Sunday and offers supplies such as chips, pop, candy, propane, fishing tackle and more. For more you will need to drive back to Sisters, OR about 15 miles away. If you need a few items or want to rent a boat the store on the lake is open on the weekends.

RV Dumping Site: There was one in Sisters but I didn't look it up.

Location/Driving instructions: We drove from Sisters, Oregon. Find So. Elm St and follow it south out of town. It becomes Three Creek Lake Road as you leave town. It is about 17 miles south on that road to the campground entrance.

Coordinates: 44.101743,-121.622970

Elevation: 6560 Feet

Reviewed Date: July 2015

Fees And Reservations: For the current fee schedule or to reserve your campsite go to recreation.gov.

This information is accurate as of the date of the review.

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