Places to Camp near Umpqua National Forest

Whether you're a tent camper, an RVer, or just passing through, Umpqua National Forest, OR has a lot to offer. Umpqua National Forest is an adventure-filled destination for those who love the outdoorsy camper lifestyle. But it's also great for those who prefer to spend time near the city, exploring and sightseeing. Discover great camping spots near Umpqua National Forest, reviewed by campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Umpqua National Forest, OR (241)

    Camper-submitted photo from Diamond Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Diamond Lake
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    1.

    Diamond Lake

    58 Reviews
    148 Photos
    452 Saves
    Diamond Lake, Oregon

    Overview

    Meandering along most of the east shore of the mile-high Diamond Lake, this large campground boasts spectacular views of both Mount Bailey and Mount Thielsen, and offers visitors abundant recreational opportunities.

    Recreation

    At an elevation of 5,183 feet, Diamond Lake provides outdoor enthusiasts with a multitude of recreational opportunities year-round. The area offers a scenic backdrop for swimmers braving its cold, refreshing waters, and anglers casting a lines from boat or shoreline. Rainbow trout thrive in the lake, as it is stocked annually with 300,000 fingerlings. Bicyclists will enjoy riding on the 11-miles of paved trail around the lake, while hikers can head out for the day on one of many trails leaving from the area. Interpretive programs are offered on Saturday evenings at the campground amphitheater.

    Facilities

    At an elevation of 5,183 feet, Diamond Lake provides outdoor enthusiasts with a multitude of recreational opportunities year-round. The area offers a scenic backdrop for swimmers braving its cold, refreshing waters, and anglers casting a lines from boat or shoreline. Rainbow trout thrive in the lake, as it is stocked annually with 300,000 fingerlings. Bicyclists will enjoy riding on the 11-miles of paved trail around the lake, while hikers can head out for the day on one of many trails leaving from the area. Interpretive programs are offered on Saturday evenings at the campground amphitheater.

    Natural Features

    Explosive geologic events have shaped the distinctive landscape on the 984,602-acre Umpqua National Forest, and the area provides spectacular scenery as well as an abundance of natural and cultural resources. The translation of the word, "Umpqua," meaning "thundering waters," defines the area. High mountain lakes, heart-stopping rapids, peaceful ponds and thundering waterfalls, including the 272-foot Watson Falls on the North Umpqua Highway, are available to visitors. Several designated wilderness areas provide opportunities undisturbed solitude. Encompassing 19,100 acres, Boulder Creek Wilderness is an incredible landscape, with dense old growth forests and steep terrain that tower above Boulder Creek. The most popular area in Boulder Creek is Pine Bench. This flat area overlooking Boulder Creek is home to a grove of old growth Ponderosa pines. Diverse ecosystems support a wide range of habitat for wildlife common to the area. From eagles and owls, to salamanders and salmon, these species, along with many others, depend on surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams, and diverse forests to live.

    Nearby Attractions

    Access to Diamond Lake is within walking distance, and boat ramps and fish cleaning stations are accessible to visitors. A nearby resort offers bicycle, boat and horse rentals as well as lodging, restaurants, a grocery store, laundry facilities and fuel. Trails for hiking and mountain biking are within 10 miles of the campground. Visitors may want to take some time to visit nearby Crater Lake National Park, the only national park in Oregon! The amazing Crater Lake area offers a glimpse into the volcanic history of the area. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), one of the world's premier National Scenic Trails, showcases some of North America's most fantastic scenery, winding its way its way from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington, and is accessible near the campground.

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    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $16 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Toketee Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Toketee Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Toketee Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Toketee Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Toketee Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Toketee Lake Campground

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    Toketee Lake Campground

    20 Reviews
    61 Photos
    283 Saves
    Clearwater, Oregon

    Overview

    The North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River pauses at Toketee reservoir providing a secure home for a wide variety of wildlife. Here beaver and otter make their homes. Visitors are sometimes treated to seeing and hearing the beaver's tail slaps. Great blue heron and kingfishers are joined in fall and winter by ducks, geese, and bald eagles.

    Recreation

    Many people enjoy some of the state___s best German Brown trout fishing. Due to ongoing dam repair Toketee Lake is 2-3 feet lower than the boat ramp, so small non-powered boats are best. Toketee group site is located next to one of the trailheads for the famous North Umpqua Trail. This trail is a favorite for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders.

    Facilities

    Many people enjoy some of the state___s best German Brown trout fishing. Due to ongoing dam repair Toketee Lake is 2-3 feet lower than the boat ramp, so small non-powered boats are best. Toketee group site is located next to one of the trailheads for the famous North Umpqua Trail. This trail is a favorite for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders.

    Natural Features

    This group site offers a picturesque spot for small groups to gather. Lined with willow and mixed with maples and alders, this section of the river is very tranquil. The nearby footbridge offers great views of the river and lake.

    Nearby Attractions

    There are two spectacular waterfalls within a five-minute drive of the site. Watson Falls is 272 feet high and has a short trail to the base of the falls. During wetter months, be prepared to get a cool shower of fresh mountain water. Toketee Falls is an amazing two level falls flowing out of a basalt column wall. The viewing platform is less than a half mile down the trail. For faster paced recreation, there is the North Umpqua Trail. This is a very popular trail for mountain biking. Many bikers use Toketee as a base camp for exploring the North Umpqua Trail.

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    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Broken Arrow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Broken Arrow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Broken Arrow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Broken Arrow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Broken Arrow Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Broken Arrow Campground

    3.

    Broken Arrow Campground

    16 Reviews
    38 Photos
    148 Saves
    Diamond Lake, Oregon

    Overview

    Set back in lodgepole pine forest at the south end of Diamond Lake, Broken Arrow Campground is a quiet retreat for family and large group camping excursions in Umpqua National Forest. This picturesque spot boasts spectacular views of both Mount Bailey and Mount Thielsen and offers visitors fantastic recreational opportunities.

    Recreation

    The area around Broken Arrow Campground offers outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to hike, fish, swim, bike and enjoy a long list of outdoor recreational activities throughout the year. With a backdrop of forested shoreline and mountain peaks, anglers may cast a line from a boat or along the shore into nearby Diamond Lake to reel in rainbow trout. Swimming, kayaking, and picnicking along the shore are wonderful ways to spend a warm afternoon along the waterfront as well. Bicyclists will enjoy riding on the 11-mile paved trail around the lake, while hikers can head out for the day on one of many trails leaving from the area. Interpretive programs are offered on Saturday evenings at nearby Diamond Lake Campground. Trails for horseback riding are within 5 miles of the campground.

    Facilities

    The area around Broken Arrow Campground offers outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to hike, fish, swim, bike and enjoy a long list of outdoor recreational activities throughout the year. With a backdrop of forested shoreline and mountain peaks, anglers may cast a line from a boat or along the shore into nearby Diamond Lake to reel in rainbow trout. Swimming, kayaking, and picnicking along the shore are wonderful ways to spend a warm afternoon along the waterfront as well. Bicyclists will enjoy riding on the 11-mile paved trail around the lake, while hikers can head out for the day on one of many trails leaving from the area. Interpretive programs are offered on Saturday evenings at nearby Diamond Lake Campground. Trails for horseback riding are within 5 miles of the campground.

    Natural Features

    Explosive geologic events have shaped the distinctive landscape on the 984,602-acre Umpqua National Forest, and the area provides spectacular scenery as well as an abundance of natural and cultural resources. The translation of the word, "Umpqua," meaning "thundering waters," defines the area. High mountain lakes, heart-stopping rapids, peaceful ponds and thundering waterfalls, including the 272-foot Watson Falls on the North Umpqua Highway, are available to visitors. Several designated wilderness areas provide undisturbed solitude. Encompassing 19,100 acres, Boulder Creek Wilderness is an incredible landscape, with dense old growth forests and steep terrain that tower above Boulder Creek. The most popular area in Boulder Creek is Pine Bench. This flat area overlooking Boulder Creek is home to a grove of old growth Ponderosa pines. Diverse ecosystems support a wide range of habitat for wildlife common to the area. From eagles and owls, to salamanders and salmon, these species, along with many others, depend on surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams, and diverse forests to live.

    Nearby Attractions

    The nearby resort offers bicycle, boat, and horse rentals as well as lodging, a restaurant, grocery store, laundry facilities and fuel. Visitors also enjoy a trip to Crater Lake National Park, the only national park in Oregon. Interpretive programs and exhibits offer education about the natural and human history of the area. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), one of the world's premier National Scenic Trails, showcases some of North America's most fantastic scenery, winding its way its way from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington, and is accessible near the campground.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $70 - $95 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Thielsen Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Thielsen Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Thielsen Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Thielsen Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Thielsen Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Mount Thielsen Wilderness

    4.

    Mount Thielsen Wilderness

    17 Reviews
    73 Photos
    553 Saves
    Diamond Lake, Oregon

    Mt. Thielsen Wilderness encompasses 54,914 acres and runs along the crest of the Cascades 80 miles east of Roseburg and just north of Crater Lake National Park. Elevations range from 5,000' to the 9,182' summit of Mount Thielsen. Born of the same volcanic activity that created Crater Lake, this is the land of fire and ice.

    Much of the Mount Thielsen Wilderness is made up of high alpine forests and open meadows. The terrain is moderate but becomes very steep toward the crest of the Cascade Mountains. Timberline stands at about 7,200 feet, just above a forest of mountain hemlock and fir mixed with whitebark pine. Lodgepole pine dominates the vegetation at lower elevations. The many streams in the area carry a substantial amount of snowmelt in spring.

    The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail winds through the Mount Thielsen Wilderness for 26 miles along the summit of the Cascade Range. For a more serene wilderness adventure, hike into Lake Lucille or Maidu Lake on the North Umpqua Trail #1414. The trail passes over deep pumice that was deposited when Mt. Mazama erupted to form Crater Lake. The famed North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River begins at Maidu on its long trek to the Pacific Ocean.

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    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
  1. 5.

    Umpqua's Last Resort & Oregon Mountain Guides

    9 Reviews
    343 Photos
    59 Saves
    Umpqua National Forest, Oregon

    Umpqua's Last Resort, Wilderness Cabins, RV Park & Glamping is nestled along the North Umpqua River within the Umpqua National Forest. This region of the Oregon Cascade Mountains is commonly referred to as "Oregon's Emerald-Jewel Gateway" to Crater Lake National Park. Spectacular marble river views, volcanic formations, thundering waterfalls, and towering firs are just the beginning… the North Umpqua River is World Class!

    Umpqua's Last Resort offers Cabins, Glamping Tents, a Tiny Home, Retro RV trailer stays and twelve 50/30/20amp Full Hook-up RV Sites, heated Shower House & Restrooms and Wi-Fi throughout the property.

    Through our sister company Oregon Mountain Guides we can provide Hiking and Biking Guides, white water rafting tours, and shuttle services for the river and North Umpqua Trail.

    Umpqua's Last Resort is a privately-owned recreational vehicle park & resort located on exclusive private-property within the Umpqua National Forest. As a proud equal-opportunity recreation provider we thank you for your interest.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $35 - $199 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Thielsen View Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Thielsen View Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Thielsen View Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Thielsen View Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Thielsen View Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Thielsen View Campground

    6.

    Thielsen View Campground

    13 Reviews
    65 Photos
    108 Saves
    Diamond Lake, Oregon

    Overview

    In the shadow of majestic Mount Bailey on the west shore of Diamond Lake, this campground takes its name from the view of the unforgettable peak of Mt. Thielsen. Thielsen View Campground is a favorite with families and anglers.

    Recreation

    This campground is a great location for many recreational opportunities. Diamond Lake is stocked annually with 300,000 rainbow trout. If fishing is not your thing, the campground is on the John Dellenback trail. This paved trail is an 11-mile loop around the lake. If you prefer to travel by foot, Mount Bailey and Rodney Butte trails are less than a five-minute drive to the trailhead.

    Facilities

    This campground is a great location for many recreational opportunities. Diamond Lake is stocked annually with 300,000 rainbow trout. If fishing is not your thing, the campground is on the John Dellenback trail. This paved trail is an 11-mile loop around the lake. If you prefer to travel by foot, Mount Bailey and Rodney Butte trails are less than a five-minute drive to the trailhead.

    Natural Features

    The mixed conifer canopy generously shades most sites during the warm summer days. All campsites are very close to Diamond Lake, which offers great sunrises over Mount Thielsen.

    Nearby Attractions

    Mount Bailey, Mount Thielsen, Pacific Crest Trail, Dellenback Trail, Diamond Lake Resort, Diamond Lake Stables, and Lemolo Lake and Resort are all nearby. Visitors may also want to take some time to visit nearby Crater Lake National Park, the only national park in Oregon! The amazing Crater Lake area offers a glimpse into the volcanic history of the area.

    • Pets
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    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $15 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Farewell Bend Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Farewell Bend Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Farewell Bend Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Farewell Bend Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Farewell Bend Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Farewell Bend Campground

    7.

    Farewell Bend Campground

    13 Reviews
    29 Photos
    153 Saves
    Prospect, Oregon

    Overview

    Farewell Bend Campground was constructed in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corp. The campground is located 18 miles west of Crater Lake National Park and in the midst of an old growth forest. There are 60 campsites that can accommodate trailers, rvs and tents. The Rogue River is located within the campground allowing for fishing and swimming.__ Union Creek Resort is within a mile from the campground and provides access to a convenience store, restaurant, ice cream shop and lodging.__

    Recreation

    The entire length of the Upper Rogue River is closely followed by the Upper Rogue River Trail. The trail is hiker-only and easily traveled for short segments at a time. Hikers can also enjoy the Rogue Gorge Trail System that travels from Farewell Bend Campground through Union Creek Campground and down to Natural Bridge Day Use Area.__

    Facilities

    The entire length of the Upper Rogue River is closely followed by the Upper Rogue River Trail. The trail is hiker-only and easily traveled for short segments at a time. Hikers can also enjoy the Rogue Gorge Trail System that travels from Farewell Bend Campground through Union Creek Campground and down to Natural Bridge Day Use Area.__

    Natural Features

    The Upper Rogue River is fed by snowmelt and springs originating on the peaks of the Cascade Range, including the slopes of Mt. Mazama___the volcanic caldera that contains Crater Lake. Along the uppermost portion of the Upper Rogue, the river is narrow and shallow, but very swift. The river has, for a two-mile stretch, carved more than 200 feet down into the Mazama pumice (which was deposited about 8,000 years ago during the explosion that created Crater Lake). Downstream, the Upper Rogue passes through the narrow, turbulent Rogue Gorge of black lava and soon plunges entirely underground (into a lava tube) for about 250 feet at Natural Bridge. Interpretive trails at both of these places provide good views of the river, with signs that explain the natural history.__

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (541) 560-3400.

    Nearby Attractions

    Diamond Lake Resort, Crater Lake National Park, Lost Creek Lake, Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, National Falls, Rogue Gorge, Natural Bridge and Mount McLoughlin are all wonderful sights to see.

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    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $22 - $44 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Union Creek Campground - Rogue River - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
    Camper-submitted photo from Union Creek Campground - Rogue River - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
    Camper-submitted photo from Union Creek Campground - Rogue River - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
    Camper-submitted photo from Union Creek Campground - Rogue River - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
    Camper-submitted photo from Union Creek Campground - Rogue River - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
    Camper-submitted photo from Union Creek Campground - Rogue River - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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    Union Creek Campground - Rogue River - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

    11 Reviews
    35 Photos
    162 Saves
    Prospect, Oregon

    Overview

    There are 73 campsites, each site is unique and not recommended for trailers over 26 feet long.__The campground road to sites 64 -87 may be hard for some vehicles to access due to large trees along roadway and tight curves.__ Union Creek Campground was constructed in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corp. The campground is located 18 miles west of Crater Lake National Park and in the midst of an old growth forest.__ There are 3 full hook up sites located near the day use parking lot that can accomodate most trailers and off highway vehicles are allowed.____ Union Creek Resort is within walking distance of most sites and provides access to a convenience store, restaurant, ice cream shop and lodging. The Rogue River and Union Creek ( a 15 mile long tributary) are located within the campground and present opportunities for fishing and swimming.__ Please note: This is the Union Creek Campground located in southwestern Oregon in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest near Medford. This is not the Union Creek Campground located in eastern Oregon near Baker City.

    Recreation

    The entire length of the Upper Rogue River is closely followed by the Upper Rogue River Trail. The trail is hiker-only and easily traveled for short segments at a time. Hikers can also enjoy the Rogue Gorge Trail System that travels from Rogue Gorge Day Use through Union Creek Campground and down to Natural Bridge Day Use Area.__

    Facilities

    The entire length of the Upper Rogue River is closely followed by the Upper Rogue River Trail. The trail is hiker-only and easily traveled for short segments at a time. Hikers can also enjoy the Rogue Gorge Trail System that travels from Rogue Gorge Day Use through Union Creek Campground and down to Natural Bridge Day Use Area.__

    Natural Features

    The Upper Rogue River is fed by snowmelt and springs originating on the peaks of the Cascade Range, including the slopes of Mt. Mazama___the volcanic caldera that contains Crater Lake. Along the uppermost portion of the Upper Rogue, the river is narrow and shallow, but very swift. The river has, for a two-mile stretch, carved more than 200 feet down into the Mazama pumice (which was deposited about 8,000 years ago during the explosion that created Crater Lake). Downstream, the Upper Rogue passes through the narrow, turbulent Rogue Gorge of black lava and soon plunges entirely underground (into a lava tube) for about 250 feet at Natural Bridge. Interpretive trails at both of these places provide good views of the river, with signs that explain the natural history.__

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (541) 560-3400.

    Nearby Attractions

    Diamond Lake Resort, Crater Lake National Park, Lost Creek Lake, Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, National Falls, Rogue Gorge, Natural Bridge and Mount McLoughlin are all wonderful sights to see.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $22 - $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from KOA Lemolo Lake / Crater Lake North
    Camper-submitted photo from KOA Lemolo Lake / Crater Lake North
    Camper-submitted photo from KOA Lemolo Lake / Crater Lake North
    Camper-submitted photo from KOA Lemolo Lake / Crater Lake North
    Camper-submitted photo from KOA Lemolo Lake / Crater Lake North
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    Camper-submitted photo from Clearwater Falls Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clearwater Falls Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clearwater Falls Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clearwater Falls Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clearwater Falls Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clearwater Falls Campground

    10.

    Clearwater Falls Campground

    7 Reviews
    21 Photos
    94 Saves
    Diamond Lake, Oregon

    Clearwater Falls Campground is located along the Rogue-Umpqua National Scenic Byway. The Clearwater River meanders through old growth Douglas fir forest, surrounded by picturesque moist green foliage. Clearwater Falls separates the campground into two sections with one section situated above the falls. Facilities 9 campsites with picnic tables and fire pits 4 picnic sites with picnic tables and fire pits 3 vault toilets No drinking water No garbage disposal - Please pack it out

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    • Phone Service
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    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Umpqua National Forest?

According to TheDyrt.com, Umpqua National Forest offers a wide range of camping options, with 241 campgrounds and RV parks near Umpqua National Forest and 26 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Umpqua National Forest?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Umpqua National Forest is Diamond Lake with a 4.4-star rating from 58 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Umpqua National Forest?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 26 free dispersed camping spots near Umpqua National Forest.

What parks are near Umpqua National Forest?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 19 parks near Umpqua National Forest that allow camping, notably Crater Lake National Park and El Dorado Lake.