Big Lake Youth Camp rents facilities to the public mid-September to mid-November and mid-December through the first weekend in April. Big Lake does not rent to the public April-August because of its summer camp programming. If you are able to find a good match for your needs, please keep in mind that if you are wanting to arrive (check-in) on any day other than on a Friday, you will need to contact our office at (503) 850-3585 to make your reservation. If you fail to do so, we cannot guarantee you will be able to check-in at your desired time. Also, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation at any time if we feel the safety of camp, our equipment or staff might be in jeopardy, especially during transport to/from camp. Of course,we would only do this if we felt it absolutely necessary and would make every effort to reschedule your group.
Please note, Big Lake Youth camp operates under a special use permit with the Forest Service and as such, we strongly encourage all our guests to park at Ray Benson Sno-park and be transported into camp by Big Lake Youth Camp vehicles. Please do not drive in to Big Lake Youth Camp anytime during the winter months (even if the road is clear of snow). The road beyond the snow park is closed to public traffic and violators may be fined. Please note that the Sno-Cat transport may not be an option due to safety in the case of low snowpack. In which case, Big Lake will transport with the best mode of transportation for the conditions. The transportation fees do not change if conditions dictate that we utilize other modes of transportation besides the Sno-Cat. Thanks so much for your understanding.