About This Campground
USDA Forest Service
THIS FACILITY IS CLOSED TO RESERVATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Onion Mountain lookout sits atop a 12-foot tower at an elevation of 4,438 feet, offering guests expansive mountain views in southwestern Oregon.
The original Onion Mountain Lookout was a raised platform, built on top of a tower in…
- Tent Sites
I came here for at night and it was absolutely amazing. You are at 4000 feet and you can see the milky way clearly. I did not camp here but simply visited. The campsites are really expensive, 40 dollars but i think it would be worth it if you camped here.
Onion Mountain Lookout is located in Oregon
Entry to the lookout is by a key. Please call the Wild Rivers Ranger District office at 541-471-6500, four days prior to arrival to arrange pick up and drop off of the key. The office is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is closed on weekends and holidays. It is located at the Grants Pass Interagency Office, 2164 NE Spalding Avenue in Grants Pass, Oregon 97526. From Grants Pass travel Highway 199 south to Riverbanks Road (milepost 7-just past the Applegate River) and turn right. Proceed on Riverbanks Road, 5.5 miles to Shan Creek Road and turn left. Travel 8 miles on this gravel road to Forest Service Road 2509 and turn right. Proceed 0.75 miles to the Onion Mountain gate. Note: Onion Mountain Lookout is accessible by car, but the last 8.75 miles are on graveled Forest Service roads.