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Thielsen View Campground

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In the shadow of majestic Mount Bailey on the west shore of Diamond Lake in the Diamond Lake Recreation Area, the Thielsen View Campground takes its name from the view of the unforgettable peak of Mount Thielsen. This camp is a favorite with fishermen. The campground features interpretive programs provided in the summer at the amphitheater, numerous hiking trails, 11 miles of paved bicycle/hiker trail surrounding Diamond Lake, the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, and lake fishing for Rainbow trout. In addition, the rim of Crater Lake National Park is 30 minutes from Diamond Lake.

Facilities at the campground include tables, fireplaces, running water,
vault toilets, garbage bins, gray water sumps, and a boat ramp.

The Lake Forest Service Campground with 238 camping units is located on the east shore, and the Broken Arrow Forest Service Campground with 147 camping units is at the south end. The area also features the Forest Service South Shore Picnic with 26 single family picnic tables, 10 group picnic tables, a lighted pavilion, barbeques, fire pits, horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, a playground, a bathroom, and a swimming beach.

A full service resort operating under special use permit from the Umpqua National Forest including motel units, cabins, a restaurant, a pizza parlor, two grocery stores, a sporting goods shop, a post office, a service station, propane, a Landromat, a swimming beach, boat and mountain bike rentals, moorage, charter fishing, hunting and fishing licenses, and horseback riding stables is also located in the Diamond Lake Recreation Area.

Also located in the area is the privately operated Recreational Vehicle park operating under special use permit from the Umpqua National Forest including 160 RV units with full hookups, laundry, shower facilities, and a recreation hall.


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