Please note: there is a special registration process for this event. See the full Waldo Campout page (linked below) for all the details.
August 24 to 26, Our 2012 Waldo Lake Car Campout and Hiking Weekend
Why We're Camping Out
The Oregon Sierra Club Eastside Forest Committee has initiated a campaign to provide greater protection for the forested areas east of Waldo Lake, a beautiful region 35 miles southwest of Bend containing abundant old growth and roadless areas. Currently it is unprotected beyond its federal forest status. For more information on what we're proposing, look at our Keep Waldo Wild web page. This weekend car campout is designed to introduce you Waldo Lake’s environs and treat you to its plentiful attractions. We hope you’ll become as excited about preserving the area east and south of Waldo Lake as we are!
Everyone who cares about Waldo Lake and preserving an untrammeled old growth forest experience! Last year we had campers from the Juniper (Bend), Many Rivers (Eugene), and Marys Peak (Corvallis), and Columbia (Portland) Sierra Club Groups plus several new faces to all of us. So this year, we've reserved a bigger group campsite (see below) and hope to introduce even more people to the beauty of the area and to our campaign.
The 2012 Waldo Weekend Campout will be held August 24-26, Friday-Sunday, at the Shadow Bay Campground on the southern end of the lake. Group Site B, Sites 25 thru 43, is reserved for Friday and Saturday nights and will accommodate 60 to 120 people.
Because of the significant cost of reserving the Group campsite, you are being asked to pay $10 per person or $20 per vehicle with two or more campers for the entire weekend (two nights).
Your party will also be asked to share a campsite with other parties unless you have a large number (more than four) in your party. The campground has the usual Forest Service toilet and drinking water facilities, but no showers or electrical hookups.
There are additional single campsites available that accommodate 6 people each for $20 per night per campsite. You can reserve these campsites (you pay) through the recreation.gov - Shadow Bay website.
For more information and to register for this event, please see the following web page: