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Dispersed Camping

Elderberry Flats Campground


Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Land Management

Elderberry Flat Campground provides 11 campsites along the tranquil and beautiful West Fork of Evans Creek, a tributary to the famous Rogue River. There is a paved road that provides easy access to the campground which is typically open from late May to September. The area offers a variety of recreation activities including camping, biking, hiking, hunting, OHV riding, picnicking, swimming, and wildlife viewing. The campground provides multiple access points to the creek to enjoy the cool water on hot summer days. Granite sand bars, calm water, and gentle sloping access provide family friendly access to the water. Campsites are equipped with picnic tables and grills and there is one pit toilet. There is no fee to use the campground but a 14 day limit is enforced.

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Elderberry Flats Campground is located in Oregon

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Directions From I-5 Exit 48/Rogue River: Head northeast on Depot St ___ Turn left onto Pine St ___ Continue onto E Evans Creek Rd ___ in 6 miles take a slight right onto Covered Bridge Rd ___ Slight right onto E Evans Creek Rd ___ in 10.5 miles turn left onto W Fork Evans Creek Rd ___ travel approximately 9.1 miles and campground will be on the left.Directions From Medford I-5 Exit 30: Follow signs for Airport/Biddle Road ___ Turn right onto Biddle Rd ___ in 2.2 miles turn right on Table Rock Rd ___ in 9.7 miles turn right onto OR-234 E ___ Turn left onto Meadows Rd ___ in 8 miles turn left onto E Evans Creek Rd ___ in 3.6 miles turn right onto W Fork Evans Creek Rd ___ travel approximately 9.1 miles and the campground will be on the left.


Butte Falls Field Office 3040 Biddle Rd.
Medford, OR 97504


42.6625 N
123.098888 W

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Jennifer H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2023

Off the beaten path

There are 12 sites with 5 being beside Evans Creek. There are small swimming holes, lots of crayfish and salmon spawning beds. Pack in and Pack out there is no garbage service,. Vault toilet park next to your site.

Month of VisitAugust
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2022

Quiet forest, clean creek

FIRSTLY, do NOT take Sykes Creek Road or May Creek Road to access this campground. Google Maps will try to take you on the shortest (mileage) route. Both of those roads are treacherous and take more than twice as long as predicted by Google Maps. Coming from Wimer, stay on Evans Creek Road until you see the sign for Elderberry Flats, then turn left and continue about 9 miles to the entrance. It's paved the entire way.

We stayed at this campground the weekend after Labor Day 2022. There are 11 spaces: two were occupied but abandoned, two appeared to be occupied by folks living there (beyond the 14 day mark), and three were being used by campers (including ours). At least five of the campsites are next to the creek with easy access for wading, etc (some portions appear to have small swimming holes). There are walking paths (unpaved) that can also be accessed by OHVs. There is a pit toilet in the campground plus another one in the day use area. Your best bet is to bring your own toilet facilities; the pit toilet in the campground was "well-used".
The site we used was clean of debris, very spacious; more than enough space for our two tents, two easy-ups, corn hole game, and four vehicles in the driveway (including our Scamp) with still a lot of space. The provided picnic table was sturdy, coated metal mesh and offered a handicap space at each end. The fire ring was a metal barrel with a sturdy grate.
The first three days there was no sign of wildlife…no squirrels or chipmunks, no birds, etc. It was eerie. By the fourth and fifth days, the wind picked up and the birds and critters showed themselves. We didn't seem to have any issue with mosquitos although, when eating, there were a few bothersome flies and bees and some gnats.

There are several options for boon-docking along West Fork Evans Creek Road but in the camp ground there were regular drive-throughs by some authority who were aware of the abandoned camps and the folks over staying the 14 day limit. I say this because a few locals rolled their eyes when I said we were going to Elderberry Flats and gave warnings that we may encounter some less desirables. There were some questionable "campers and campsites" but we didn't have any trouble at all.

Month of VisitOctober
Robert H.
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2021

Fun ohv camping

If you like riding dirt bikes or quads this is the place that's local and has a nice swimming hole also

Sitesite numbe 9
Month of VisitJune
Jennifer  C.
Reviewed May. 14, 2020

Awesome Free Camping

Free camping with a pit toilet winner winner chicken dinner! A bit of a drive out but a very nice campsite. The actual campground has 11 sites with picnic tables and fire pits. The gate was closed when I went due to the current situation so about 500 feet before the actual entrance on the right is a road down to tons of dispersed campsites. Felt very safe here. Wonderful place. If there was service I would have told my friends not to expect me for another day.

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