Crescent Creek offers a campground within the Deschutes National Forest that is peaceful, quiet, and secluded. You can enjoy the beautiful Oregon wilderness and recreation without crowds or the hustle and bustle you’ll find at other campgrounds that are teeming with families and kids. The campground is still, however, located near many lakes, with a good central location. The nine sites are very wooded and open, but provide enough space for larger camping rigs, and are open from mid-May to mid-September, dependent upon the weather.
While at the campground itself, the recreation opportunities are limited - it’s everything there is to do within a short drive of you that makes this campground attractive. You can go boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, and mountain biking on some of the best terrain in Oregon. There are also nearly 1,600 miles of hiking trails within the 2.5 million acres of Deschutes National Forest.
The sites themselves are suitable for any kind of camping outfit. However, water and electric are not available. Sites do come with a picnic table and fire ring. The bathrooms are primitive and there are no showers.
Pets are allowed, so long as you keep them on their leash (there is no specified length required) and pick up after them. Bring your own supplies for doing so. Other rules to keep in mind include the extra fees incurred if you bring more than one vehicle onto your space and regulations against moving firewood.
Watch out for deer and ticks while you’re in the area, as the former may spook your dog and cause them unneeded stress, while the latter could transmit diseases. As you would any time you travel with your dog, be sure that they’re up to date on all of their vaccinations and medications such as heart worm medicine and flea and tick prevention.