Winter Break hours
Mazama Lodge is open every day for the winter break from Thursday, December 19 - Sunday January 5 except Christmas Eve.
The Lodge will reopen on Christmas morning at noon.
Winter: Thursday noon to Monday noon. Phone calls received mid-week will be returned on Thursday.
Summer (mid-June until Labor Day): Open seven days a week.
The front desk is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. during these times.
PO Box 87, Government Camp, OR 97028
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Sat., December 14 This is the 25th Season for Mazama Lodge to host the Scandinavian Snowball Group. The fun starts at 6 p.m. with a traditional Scandinavian Dinner followed by live music and folk dancing until 1 a.m.. Dinner and dance are just $12.60 per person.
Wed., December 25—Christmas Dinner at Mazama Lodge We will be serving a traditional Ham Dinner at 6 p.m. Come early and hike to the North Pole with hike leader Rick Amodeo at 1 p.m. Christmas Dinner is $12.60
Fri., December 27 Lights! Music! Fun! Every Friday night our sledding hill is ready for sledding and skiers from 5 - 10 p.m.. We will continue to groom the hill each week through March.
Sun., December 29 Bring your favorite instrument and enjoy some live music led by caretaker Amanda Richards. The music starts at 8 p.m. and finishes at 10 p.m.
Mon., December 30 Enjoy the 1972 Disney Classic The Snowball Express. Movie begins at 8 p.m. Free popcorn for all!
*Sold Out, Call to be added to Waitlist* Tues., December 31: New Year’s Eve Party Wendy Love hosts our 91st New Years at Mazama Lodge. We only have a few spaces still available. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with our Lodge dinner, party, famous talent show, and so much more and concludes with a midnight ski down the hill. Dinner and party are $18.00 for adults and $12.00 for 12 and under. Children 2 and under are free.
Wed., January 1 Start the New Year with Brunch from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nothing says New Years at the Lodge like Eggs Benedict. Brunch prices are just $8.40 for adults and $5.25 for children.
Wed., January 1, 8:00 p.m. Sage Clegg, a long distance hiker, covers over 850 miles on the Oregon High Desert Trail in an evening program that begins at 8:00 p.m.
Sage is a wildlife biologist, outdoor educator, and thru-hiker who thrives when outside. After over six years of instructing for Outward Bound, she discovered thru hiking in the fall of 2008 and spent a month on the Grand Enchantment Trail in New Mexico. Also to her credit is the triple crown (PCT, CDT, and AT), which she completed in 2010. Sage will be sharing with Mazamas her most recent adventure in hiking from Bend to Owahee State Park on the Oregon/Idaho border, helping promote The Oregon Desert Trail and all the hidden treasures Oregon’s High Desert has to offer. This is a free program with optional dinner available at 6:30 p.m.
- The Mazama Lodge operates under a Special Use Agreement with the U.S. Forest Service. Sorry we are not open to the public. We are however open to members of the Mazamas, and members of affiliated outdoors clubs (see list at bottom of page), guests of members and non profit groups. The easiest club to join is probably the Sierra Club, which frequently offers a discounted $15 yearly membership through their website.
- Map and directions to Mazama Lodge
- info on booking the Lodge for an exclusive use event (wedding, corporate retreat, etc.)
Check out Mazama Lodge photos at Lodge photo gallery under Resources.
The following are base guidelines for your visit to Mazama Lodge
(Note that for group events, some of these rules can be waived. Please arrange details of your group stay with the lodge managers.)
- The Lodge is located on US Forest Service land and is therefore subject to all of the rules and regulations of our National Forests.
- The sleeping area is not heated. Please bring a sleeping bag that is appropriate for the season. In the winter, we recommend a sleeping bag that is rated to 30 degrees.
- Check-in 3-10 PM. Check-out 12 noon. You are welcome to arrive earlier than 3 p.m. and store your things in the basement until we are done cleaning the dorms and bathrooms.
- We go to bed early. Please try to arrive before 10 p.m. If you are running late, please call on your way.
- Quiet times during our regular hours of operation are from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- Linens for the bunks are not furnished, and the sleeping areas in the Lodge are only indirectly heated, so please bring a warm sleeping bag and your own pillow.
- Sleeping is permitted only in the top floor dormitories and private rooms.
- Members and guests are encouraged to help with snow shoveling, firewood and general upkeep of the Lodge.
- Children 12 and under must be supervised at all times.
- When visiting Mazama Lodge, a parent or guardian must remain on premise at all times with their children under the age of 18.
- Overnight guests must be 18 years of age or older to stay without a parent or guardian present.
- Pets are not allowed in the Lodge or on the grounds, for overnight or day use.
- Outside shoes or boots are to be removed and left in the basement.
- Climbing, hiking and ski equipment are to remain in the basement to help protect Lodge furniture, carpeting, etc.
- Tobacco and firearms are prohibited.
- Alcohol is prohibited except at Thanksgiving dinner and New Year’s Eve. Special permission to consume alcohol in moderation may be granted under an
Exclusive Use Agreement with the discretion of the lodge managers.
- Food and beverages are allowed only in the main dining area.
- No abuse of Lodge property will be tolerated.
- We are a “pack it in, pack it out” facility—please be prepared to take back out any cans, bottle, etc that you bring in.
Overnight Lodging (Prices include US Forest Service tax.)
- Mazama member adult - $18.70.
- Mazama member child (12 & under) Child must be a member, not just the parent. Free
- Affiliate member - $22.
- Affiliate child member (12 & under) - $14.
- Adult guest - $24.20
- Child guest (12 and under) - $15
The Lodge has three private rooms, available for a slight extra cost.
- Trillium (sleeps 3-4) & Ape Cave (sleeps 8). $25 per night (in addition to the per person lodging charge listed above.)
- Klickitat (sleeps 2-3). Per person rate plus $15 per room per night.
Meals (Prices include 5% US Forest Service charge.)
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available by reservation. Please let us know in advance if you would prefer vegetarian or vegan meals, or if you have any food allergies, so that we may shop accordingly. Alternatively you may bring your own food- there is a refrigerator, a microwave and a toaster available for guests.
We do not have set meal times but typically serve breakfast around 8 a.m., Lunch around noon and Dinner around 6:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. on Fridays to allow your family time to arrive) A cold “Climber’s Breakfast” is available for early risers by special arrangement with the managers. Groups need to make special arrangements with the Mazama lodge managers for all meals.
Generally, groups are not allowed to bring their own food and cannot use the Mazama Lodge kitchen for preparing food.
Breakfast - Adult $8.40; Child (age 2-12) $5.25
Climber’s Breakfast - $5.25
Lunch (sit down or to go) Adults $8.40; Child $5.25
Dinner Adults, $12.60; Child $6.30
Day Use Fee
Non-member $5 or $15 per family.
- Mazama members do NOT pay day use fees.
- Unless specified, day use is not included in tuition for non-members in Mazama classes.
- Day Use Includes use of lounge level and fireplace when available, recreation facilities, restrooms, ski hill, video room when available, drying room, laundry, and guest refrigerator.
Mazama extended Day Use – $5 (Extended Day Use Includes short term use of bunks during daylight hours and/or showers)
Other Miscellaneous Fees
Towel Rental $1
Overnight Locker Rental $2 (plus $5 key deposit)
Annual Locker rental, $25 plus $5 key deposit)
(Commercial users and for-profit corporations please add 7% surcharge to total bill.)
Members of Regional Mountaineering Clubs
Members of these outdoor groups may stay and eat at the Mazama Lodge for member rates. Please be sure to have a membership card.
- Adirondack Mountain Club
- Colorado Mountain Club
Members of other western outdoor groups (FWOC)
In addition, members of the following listed groups (Federation of Western Outdoors Clubs - FWOC) may stay at the Lodge for a reduced rate of $20 per person per nights lodging:
Angora Hiking Club
Bonneville Cty Sportsmen Assn
Blue Mountains Audubon Society
California Alpine Club
Chinook Trail Association
Columbia Gorge Audubon Society
Contra Costa Hills Club
Friends of Discovery Park
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Friends of the Columbia Gorge
Friends of Three Sisters Wilderness
Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Greater Yellowstone Coalition
Idaho Alpine Club
Idaho Conservation League
Idaho Environmental Council
Indian Creek Botanical Mission
Marin Canoe and Kayak Club
Montana Wilderness Assn
Mt. Baker Club
Mt. Hood Ski Patrol
Mt. St. Helens Club
Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society
Oregon Nordic Club
Pacific Crest Trail Assn.
Preserve Area Ridgelands Committee
Restore Hetch Hetchy
Santiam Alpine Club
Seattle Audubon Society
Sierra Club, Angeles Chapter
Sierra Club, Kern-Kaweah Chapter
Sierra Club, Mother Lode Chapter
Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter
Sierra Club, Tehipite Chapter
Siskiyou Field Institute
Skagit Alpine Club
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
Tamalpais Conservation Club
Toyama Mountaineering Assoc.
Trails Club of Oregon
Washington Alpine Club
Willapa Hills Audubon Society
Winter Wildlands Alliance
Women Climbers Northwest