PThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2021

Solid overnight stop over or HQ for area

Decent campground with about a quarter of it's roughly 15 sites along the west side of the Taylor river. It is the only one of the several campgrounds along this stretch on the west side meaning the highway is on the other side of the river so you don't hear it as strongly. (But a lot of the traffic is big campers making big noise. The cars are mostly silent.) (Rosy campground is between the highway and river so it's also a quieter option.) Creekside sites are sloped but with some flat tent spots at the creek. There are also some attractive sites at the base of bouldered cliffs within the trees next to the doctor park trailhead. Fire pits and tables for each site but no bear boxes. Other non creek side sites are at base of beautiful reddish rock cliffs about 70 get tall to the west but with neighbors surrounding you. Mellow admin so far as we could tell with 18$ pricing. Mix of tent and small RV roughly spaced 50' apart at parking spot. We arrived around 4pm Monday in mid July and most every other site at most every other nearby campground was reserved(months ago we were told) even though we thought most of the other campgrounds were less attractive for camping (tent). Every campground along this creek is also near the road noise as the valley is quite narrow...a few hundred yards at most i guess). So being next to creek masks the sounds. Our site #6 was riverside and great... We comfortably slept inches from the creek believing the river flow, which is controlled by a dam and reservoir upstream, Would not rise. The vegetation reveals the river had not risen for years at least.

For us rustic campers, this was the nicest option (including the walk-in tent sites of granite) that we found along this stretch... And we visited them all.

  • doctor park trailhead parking at far end of CG
  • site 6 showing tent option and slope to parking with sound of river and passing car
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