We had been wanting to get back up to the McKenzie River and camp for a while to enjoy all the area has to offer. Coming back to Oregon in June from spending most of our spring out in the deserts of California and Arizona this drive was an explosion of green. We found a review of the Coldwater Cove Campground on Campendium.com and decided to try five days before joining our family at Belknap Springs down the road for the weekend.
The weather turned out to be great and maybe the last gasp of indian summer as it seems like monsoon season has started now in Oregon.
We hiked, biked (me), and paddled every day.
The water looks almost tropical but is fed by springs and close to freezing.
You definitely did not want to fall in.
The McKenzie River starts at the end of the lake.
The campground is a quick hike over to the McKenzie River and two waterfalls.
From the land of sky blue waters.
Clear nights made for great stargazing.
Our final night brought more clouds and an awesome sunset.