This 24-site campground is conveniently located adjacent to Oregon State Highway 58 in an old growth forest alongside Salt Creek.
Fishing and swimming are popular activities. A large picnic area along the creek offers picnic tables, a large grassy area for both passive and active recreation. One-half mile east of the campground on Highway 58 is the McCredie Day Use Area & Hot Springs. The site was formally developed as a hot springs resort historically; currently the hot springs area is unimproved. Caution should be exercised when using the hot springs, water temperature is very high in the pools.
My husband and I spent one night here for a short get away. We were lucky enough to get spot number 4 which is right by the river. It was a super peaceful little site with a hot spring and hiking trails not too far away.
Plus side, the toilet was the cleanest one I have ever seen at a campsite!
Blue Pools is a great family campground, open for walk-ins during the summer. The sites are large and versatile between RV and tent sites. There are paved paths that are great for bike rides. Some campsites require a walk in with parking nearbye.
Blue Pools is a great campground for families. The sites are large and include a water spiket for most sites, with versitile options for either RV or tent. This site is walk-up, but while traveling through on a Friday evening we had many options open. There are paved paths for bike rides, working restrooms, and a swimming hole nearby. Some sites need to be walked into with parking nearby.
This is an okay smaller campground right on Hwy 58, that being said you do get quite a bit of hwy noise during the day which quiets at night fortunately. If you luck out and get site #3,4,5,6, or 7, which are park and walk in; they are right on salt creek so it muffles the noise a bit.
There is a nice little swimming hole at the day use area, but the water is fairly cold. Nice spot for a picnic and a field for the youngsters. Other than that, not much for the kids, except enjoying mother nature as it flows by. You can however take them to the nearby Salt creek falls, which is breathtaking and only about 10 min. down hwy 58. The falls has two viewing areas that are easily accessible for kids, and if they are a little more adventurous, you can take them on the 3.5 mi. loop to the Diamond creek falls. This is a nice little hike through the forest and offers a different style fall with front row viewing.
For the adults, there is also the nearby Mcredie hot springs. It has about 6 pools of varying temperature, split by the creek with access to the other side via a dirt road down hwy 58. I didn't feel this was as family friendly as the falls though. A decent place to warm up, if you can get there when it's slow.
Since this campground is more primitive, don't expect rv hookups or many other amenities. They do have dish water troughs, pit toilets and garbage service. No recycling, and the water bibs were not flowing at the time of my stay. There was a host on duty, but I did not see any wood sales.
Blue pool definitely isn't an attraction in itself, but is was nice to have a spot right on the creek to relax after a day of hiking. A good spot to use as a home base for all the nearby outdoor adventures to be had, and to stop in on your way down hwy 58.