Carter Lake

    Gardiner, Oregon

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    Overview

    Carter Lake Campground is a family favorite in the Oregon Dunes Recreation Area. This campground is located on Carter Lake, perfect for fishing, swimming and boating. The Pacific coast is just a short drive away.

    Recreation

    Hike the Carter Dune Trail, which attracts campers and locals alike. Fishing for rainbow trout is a good way to pass the time, and canoeing and kayaking are excellent on Carter Lake.

    The dunes region is famous for off-road vehicle riding trails, too.

    Facilities

    There are 23 total sites, 15 are reservable and 7 are first-come first-serve. Drinking water and flush toilets are available and each site has a campfire pit, picnic table, trash and recycling collection. Parking aprons are paved.

    Natural Features

    Campsites are nestled among shore pine, sitka spruce and Douglas fir, with hedges of rhododendron. Carter Lake spans 28 acres at an altitude of 100 feet. The campground is part of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, known for its wind-sculpted sand dunes towering up to 500 feet above sea level.

    Nearby Attractions

    Explore the waterways of the region, including Oregon's lovely Pacific Ocean, Tahkenitch Lake and Siltcoose Lake.

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