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Top Dispersed Camping near Umpqua National Forest

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Best Dispersed Camping Sites Near Umpqua National Forest, OR (25)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Mount Thielsen Wilderness

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    Mount Thielsen Wilderness

    17 Reviews
    73 Photos
    520 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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Thousand Springs Sno-Park

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    Thousand Springs Sno-Park

    7 Reviews
    24 Photos
    110 Saves
    Crater Lake, Oregon

    14-day camping is allowed from May-October. Oregon Sno-Park Permit is required between Nov. 1 and April 30.

    • Pets
    • ADA Access
    • Dispersed
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Lemolo Forebay

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    Lemolo Forebay

    3 Reviews
    46 Saves
    Clearwater, Oregon
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site

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    Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site

    18 Reviews
    61 Photos
    524 Saves
    Fort Klamath, Oregon
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • Dispersed
    • Trash
    • Picnic Table

    $11 - $14 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Millsite Forest Dispersed Camping

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    Millsite Forest Dispersed Camping

    1 Review
    3 Photos
    51 Saves
    Diamond Lake, Oregon

    Millsite Forest Camp is a campsite in Oregon. Millsite Forest Camp is situated nearby to Thielsen Forest Camp and southeast of Toolbox Meadows.

    There are 6-15 campsites at this location and the maximum RV length is 25 feet. You may stay up to 14 days at Millsite.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
  6. Camper-submitted photo from NF-70 Dispersed Camping Near Crater Lake NP
  7. Camper-submitted photo from NF 2612 Dispersed Camping

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    NF 2612 Dispersed Camping

    1 Review
    3 Photos
    27 Saves
    Diamond Lake, Oregon

    Many people enjoy the solitude of camping away from developed campgrounds. Many people prefer to drive out on a Forest Service road and pitch their tent near a stream or at a spot with a nice view. Call any of our ranger stations for recommendations about where to camp.

    Be aware that some areas may be closed to dispersed camping and that campfires may be prohibited in the summer, so call a ranger station ahead of time to ask. Generally, you cannot camp within a mile of developed recreation areas such as trailheads or picnic areas. Also, you cannot camp on the Forest for longer than 14 days at a time or more than 28 days in a year.

    There are usually no facilities or services available to dispersed campers, such as trash removal or toilets. Please practice Leave No Trace by using existing sites when possible, packing out your trash, camping 100 feet from water, and digging a 6-8 inch hole for human waste.

    • Pets
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Dispersed
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Prospect OHV Dispersed Camping
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Saddle Camp
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Forest Road 960 Campsite

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