Shadow Bay Campground
Willamette National Forest \ Middle Fork Ranger District
Shadow Bay Campground is nestled in a forest of towering confiers on the shores of Waldo Lake. Family campers come here for hiking, biking, sailing, canoeing, fishing and swimming.
Waldo Lake is circled by the Jim Weaver Loop, a 20-mile hiking and biking trail. The Shoreline Trail lines the lakeside of the campground and takes hikers and bikers to a network of other trails. From there, hikers can continue into the Waldo Lake Wilderness, but mountain bikers are not allowed in that section.
Shadow Bay is generally open from late May through late September. 16 of 92 campsites may be reserved up to 6 months prior to your arrival. 3 group sites can accommodate from 30 - 120 people and may be reserved up to 1 year in advance. Check Recreation.gov for rates, availability and more information.
The campground is less busy than its neighboring campground, North Waldo, resulting in a quieter atmosphere. Garbage containers and gray water disposal areas are available at the campground. A boat ramp is located on-site.
Full disclosure: The campground is located on a large bay at the south end of Waldo Lake where it is considerably wetter than other areas, thus supporting a more diverse and prolific ground cover as well as more mosquitoes.