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90th Annual Outing
Diamond Lake, Oregon
July 30 - August 13, 2022
Diamond Lake Outing Basics – 2022
Additional details and hike descriptions are provided in the Outing Guide 2022
Printed Guides for each camper will be available at truck loading and at camp
Members must be logged in before they register. Non-members also press above button to find printable forms.
90th Annual Outing
Diamond Lake, Oregon - Broken Arrow Group Camp
July 30 - August 13, 2022
The 2022 Annual Outing will be held at Diamond Lake in Southern Oregon. The 3.5-mile-long lake and campsite lie at 5,183 feet elevation between Mt. Thielsen at 9,184 and Mt. Bailey at 8,368 feet. Our campsite will be the Broken Arrow Group Camp, a US Forest Service campground at the south end of the lake (Umpqua National Forest). It was the site of our Outings in both 1997 and 2006. The camp is less than a 30 minute drive to Crater Lake Rim via the north Park entrance. There is remarkable hiking in every direction as well as cycling, fishing, and kayaking. One favorite hike is to the headwaters of the Rogue and many adventures await on the upper Rogue.
When we were at Diamond Lake in 2006, the lake had been treated because of invasive fish; but this year the lake will be available for canoeing, kayaking, swimming and fishing. There is an 10.8-mile bicycle trail around Diamond Lake and the north entrance to Crater Lake National Park is 6 miles south.
Registrations are open March 15: Registration and payment will be due June 15, although applications will be taken for a short time after that date if space is still available. Continue to watch this space for any further notices as well as the camp and trail guide.
Basics: If you haven’t attended before it is quite an operation - the club hires professional cooks and provides hot meals for breakfast and supper and a make-your-own lunch for the trail. We set up a tented camp kitchen and huge dining tent. Campers bring their own camping shelter and equipment and are assigned camp duties.
Getting There: The drive from Salem is about 190 miles. The campsite is reserved for Friday, July 29, for first week campers who wish to arrive early. However, no meals are provided until supper on Saturday, July 30. Second week campers may arrive after breakfast on Saturday, August 6 – first meal provided is supper.
Weather: During August, average daily high temperature is 69 F, average low 35 F, and average rainfall .49 inches.
Camp Meals: A hot breakfast, dinner, and a brown-bag lunch, including vegetarian entrees will be provided from the first Saturday (July 30) dinner through the last Saturday (August 13) lunch. Dishes and utensils are provided. The club hires cooks and pots and pans washers, but other duties are shared by campers.
Duties: The Outing is a cooperative enterprise. Duties are assigned prior to camp and posted near the registration area. Please check you assigned duties shortly after arriving at camp, because your duties may start with the first meal. If you are going to arrive for camp late or leave early, be sure to indicate on your registration form or notify the Outing Chair or Governor. Camp duties are described in the Outing Guide.
Showers: There is a shower facility in the campground (although there may be waiting lines) and the club will bring two portable shower stalls for use with your own solar shower bag.
Drinking Water and Electricity: Drinking water is available at the campground, but no electrical outlets. Cell phone service is available (although one source says AT&T signal may be weak).
Pets: Pets are not allowed at the Outing, with the exception of trained service animals.
Hiking: Hiking is the main activity of the Outing and the Outing Guide will include descriptions of hikes and specifics about signing up for and leading hikes. There will be a number of hikes each day. Anyone can start a sign-up sheet and organize a hike.
Passes and Fees: A number of trailheads will require a daily use fee, annual Northwest Forest Pass or a Senior Pass. Entrance to Crater Lake National Park requires a $30 per vehicle pass that can be purchased at the park entrance (or in advance online) and will be good for a week. One valid Senior Pass (persons 62 and older can pre-purchase) is also good for the entire vehicle.
Truck Loading: All attendees in the Salem area are expected to participate in either truck loading or unloading. Loading will take place on Thursday, July 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Bridges Storage, 4370 Silverton Rd. NE, Salem (just east of Lancaster Dr.) Better to have too many hands than too few. And this is always a good social event - see who else will be attending. Camp and hiking guides will be available. Bring gloves and work clothes and water. Unloading is on Sunday, August 14, also 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Further information about trails and other recreational opportunities can be found at: The Umpqua National Forest and Crater Lake National Park
Additional information: contact Ken Ash <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| 2022 Annual Outing Fees Per Week
|Adult (age 15+) Member *
||$220 (includes $20 Chemeketans membership fee)
|Non-Member age 15-17
||$203 (includes $3 Chemeketans membership fee)
*Includes other Federation of Western Outdoor Club members.
OUTING HISTORY: For a complete listing of past Outing locations click here.