Carter Lake

Carter Lake

The Carter Lake location is in Reedsport, Oregon
97467. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Carter Lake facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

Oregon Dunes Visitor Center
855 Hwy 101

Phone number


Campground information Reedsport, Oregon


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


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 also famous for off-road vehicle riding trails.


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 elevation 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

Carter Lake Campground is located near several non-motorized hiking trails, including Siltcoos Lake Trail and Threemile Creek Trail. Visitors can also use the campground as a base to explore the area’s waterways, including the Pacific Ocean, Tahkenitch Lake, and Siltcoos Lake.


For facility specific information, please call (541) 271-6000.

Charges & Cancellations

Campsites that are not occupied after 24 hours of arrival time will be considered as a “no show” and sites will be released for others to reserve. If campers will be arriving after 24 hours of their arrival time, they are encouraged to call the ranger station at 541-271-6000 to let staff know. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Oregon Dunes Visitor Center Reedsport, OR

How do I make a reservation with Carter Lake?

To make reservations at Carter Lake, you can call the office at 541-271-6000.

Where is Carter Lake located?

The Carter Lake is located at Oregon Dunes Visitor Center 855 Hwy 101 in Reedsport,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Carter Lake have tent or RV camping?

Carter Lake offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 541-271-6000 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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