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Cinder Hill Campground Location and Basic Information

Cinder Hill Campground is located in the beautiful Deschutes National Forest in central Oregon, a region known for its pine forests, lakes, and volcanic landscapes.

Address: The campground is situated near East Lake in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument area, roughly within these coordinates: 43.7211° N, 121.2250° W.

Operating Season: Generally, Cinder Hill Campground is open from June to September, but these dates can vary depending on the weather conditions. It's always best to check with the Deschutes National Forest Ranger District for current operating dates.

Reservations and Fees

Reservations: It is possible to reserve sites at Cinder Hill Campground through the Recreation.gov website or by calling their reservation line. While some sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis, reservations are recommended, especially during peak summer months.

Fees: There is a nightly fee for campsite usage, which can vary by the type of site and the amenities offered. Updated fee information can be found on the Recreation.gov website or by inquiring with the local Ranger District office.

Campsite Amenities

Number of Sites: The campground offers a number of sites, which can accommodate both tent and RV camping, although certain size limitations may apply.

RV Hookups: Generally, there are no electrical, water, or sewer hookups available for RVs at Cinder Hill Campground.

Toilet Facilities: The campground typically provides vault toilets.

Water Availability: Potable water may be available, but visitors are often encouraged to bring their own drinking water.

Fire Pits and Picnic Tables: Each campsite usually comes with a fire pit and a picnic table.

Activities and Attractions

Recreational Opportunities: Visitors to Cinder Hill Campground can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as fishing, swimming, kayaking, and canoeing on East Lake. Additionally, there are plenty of trails for hiking and mountain biking in the area.

Points of Interest: The Newberry National Volcanic Monument offers unique geological features like the Obsidian Flow and Paulina Peak. There are also interpretive centers and guided walks that provide insight into the area’s volcanic landscape and history.

Access and Regulations

Access: Accessibility for those with disabilities might be limited, and it's advised to check the specific site details when making reservations.

Pet Policy: Pets are usually allowed but must be kept on a leash and under control at all times. Owners should also clean up after their pets.

Firewood: To prevent the spread of invasive species, it is often recommended to buy firewood locally rather than bringing it from other areas.

Fire Restrictions: Due to varying conditions, fire restrictions may be in place, and it's important to check the current fire regulations before visiting.

Additional Information

Weather Considerations: Conditions can change rapidly in the area, with cold nights even in the summer. Always come prepared for a range of temperatures and weather conditions.

Safety: Be prepared for wildlife encounters and familiarize yourself with how to store food safely to avoid attracting bears and other animals.

Contact Information: For the most up-to-date information, it is best to contact the Deschutes National Forest Ranger District:

  • Phone: Visitor information can usually be obtained via their main line.
  • Website: The official Deschutes National Forest website provides detailed information about the campground and any alerts in place.

Keep in mind that conditions and policies can change, so it's always wise to contact the forest service or visit the appropriate websites for the most current information before planning your trip to Cinder Hill Campground.

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