Diamond Lake

Diamond Lake Oregon is a popular vacation destination for rainbow trout fishing.

Diamond Lake has had some problems in the past with "trash fish" but these have been removed and the lake is being stocked again. In addition to the stocked fish there are always a good supply of fish that were stocked the year before and have grown in size. The 2008 fishing reports have been excellent.

Diamond Lake Dock


There are plenty of activities for visitors who want to do more than fishing:

  • swimming
  • hiking and backpacking
  • canoeing
  • sailing
  • berry picking
  • horseback riding
  • snowcat skiing
  • cross-country skiing
  • snowmobiling  
Diamond Lake Picnic Area


Diamond Lake Oregon is only five miles away from Crater Lake National Park which is one of Oregon's most visited attractions and is really a "must see."

Camping at Diamond Lake Oregon

Diamond Lake Campsite


There are over 400 Forest Service campsites at the lake plus a private RV park. Most of the Forest Service campsites are first come first serve but there are also 174 sites that can be reserved.

Diamond Lake Campground

Some of the campsites are on the lake shore and and some have a view of Mt. Bailey. All sites are for both tents and RV's with 10 pull through sites. The maximum length for RV's is 35 feet and for trailers - 30 feet.You will find both wooded and non-wooded sites. There are no hookups but potable water is available thoughout the park. Sites have a picnic table and grill. There is a boat ramp, dump station, flush toilets, disabled toilets, hot showers, and grey water disposal. The maximum stay is 14 days. There is a total of 238 camp sites and some are reservable. There is an additional charge for lakeside sites. This campground is open May to October.

For reservations call: 1-877-444-6777

Broken Arrow Campground

Broken Arrow Campground is on the south end of Diamond Lake. It has 118 campsites for tents/RV's. There are group sites available. All sites have a picnic table and fire grill. Potable water is available but there are no hookups. None of the camp sites are on the lake but each has good privacy. Flush toilets have wheelchair access. There are no showers. The nearest boat ramp is at Diamond Lake Campground. The maximum length for RV's is 35 feet. This is a first come, first serve campground. It is open May through October.

Thielsen View Campground

Lake and Mt. Thielsen


This campground, on the south side of the lake, is a first come, first serve park. There are 60 sites for both tents and RV's. No hookups available. The maximum RV/trailer length is 30 feet. Each site has a picnic table and fire grill. The campground has vault toilets which are disabled accessible, drinking water, grey water sumps, dump station, and boat ramp. It is open May through October.

Diamond Lake RV Park

This is a privately-run park for RV's. It has 110 sites with 35 of them being pull through. Each site has a paved patio, fire pit, and picnic table. The park has laundry facilities, toilets, showers, and free WiFi. It is recommended that you have reservations during July and August. Call: 541-793-3318.

Diamond Lake Resort

Diamond Lake Resort


You may be out in the middle of nowhere when you are at Diamond Lake Oregon but that doesn't mean you don't have services available. Diamond Lake Resort has a cafe, dining room, and a pizza parlor. The cafe is open year round.At the resort you can rent boats, mountain bikes, arrange for a guided horseback riding trip, rent a snowmobile, go on a guided snowmobile trip to Crater Lake, go snowcat skiing on Mt. Bailey, slide down a snow-covered hill on an inner tube, or take part in a senior's cross-country skiing program. For more information about winter-time fun at Diamond Lake visit Skiing in Central Oregon.

Now camping isn't everyone's cup of tea and if that is you, you can rent a cabin, a room in the lodge, or a motel room. The cabins come in all sizes. Some are lake-front and some have fireplaces. These are available both winter and summer.

I know you will enjoy Diamond Lake Oregon but for more ideas visit other great Oregon Lakes where you can have year round fun:

Crescent Lake 

Paulina Lake

Wallowa Lake.

Diamond Lake