Farewell Bend Campground is a picturesque campground in the midst of old growth forest and adjacent to the Rogue River and Crater Lake National Park. The campground is well-known for its amazing children's play area.
Farewell Bend offers outstanding fishing and swimming in the Rogue River and nearby Union Creek, as well as Lost Creek to the south. The Rogue River and Rogue Gorge trail systems connect to both Crater Lake National Park to the north and Lost Creek Lake to the south, and run through Natural Bridge and Rogue Gorge. Crater Lake National Park is just minutes away. Natural Bridge and Rogue Gorge are within easy walking distance and are must see attractions. All hiking venues are in the midst of old growth forest, with views of Mount McLoughlin.
This large campground contains a variety of campsites to accommodate groups, families and individuals. Drinking water and flush toilets are provided, as well as picnic tables and grills. Firewood is available for purchase at the Campground Host Site.
Drives to nearby Crater Lake National Park to the northeast and Lost Creek Lake to the south are wonderful opportunities for visitors to the area.
This is a premier fishing campground adjacent to the Rogue River. In addition, hikers will enjoy easy access to the Union Creek and Upper Rogue River Trails. Sights to see include Rogue Gorge and Natural Bridge.
Visitors are encouraged explore the area including: Rogue River, Rogue Gorge, Rainbow Bridge, Lost Creek and Crater Lake National Park. Groceries and a hot meal are close by in Prospect, Oregon, and at the Union Creek Resort.
ADA Access: N
Though not free like the dispersed camping the dog and I were doing the days before this, it was a treat to have warm showers, bathrooms, a fenced dog exercise area, the security of other campers, and a picnic table to cook on. I stayed in a more "isolated" campsite with a tree screen from the other sites, because my dog is very protective. But it looked like there were great view sites further in the campgrounds, for those who don't need the privacy. There was easy river access from the camp and you can hear the coyotes yipping in the morning.
Very clean, not a ton of insects (bring mosquito repellent), some spots very private, mostly semi-open. Great play area for kids, great place to ride bikes, ice cream shop, store and restaurant within walking distance. Trail along the river leads you on a magical journey. Sandy beach at the south end of the campground, the northern spots are the perfect fishing spots (1-30ish) right off the shelf. Rogue Gorge is very close and is a must see when traveling through this area.
This is a site with a blend of tent, drive in, and full hook up sites. Easy access to trailheads and the host is cool with plenty of great suggestions for exploring off the usual places. There are two main sections of about 30 sites each with reserved and walk up sites. The camp is super busy on weekends but great mid week. The hike to the confluence is good and goes deep into some canopy growth sections that are perfect. The trail ran along the river with ample opportunity to actually rest and soak your feet or do some earthing. The team is super cool an evening and morning yet wam days bordering on hot. A magical little spot, $23 bucks for a camper van spot. A bargain at three times the price.
Lots of RVs.
We ended up camping here when Crater Lake campgrounds were full. There were several sites open. It was an easy drive to and from the national park and the time spent at the campground was beautiful in itself - our site backed up to the Rogue River and had some great downed trees and rocky banks available to sit on by the river and read, just watch the water rush by, or dip feet in. The bathrooms were nice and seemed relatively new; no showers, but there were a few spigots around and it was easy to wash hair in those. The campground had bear-proof trash cans. (Camped July of 2017)
Very nice campground on the bank of Rogue river. 30 min from crater lake. Fully shaded. A lot of muscitoes, anti muscito spay is must. Private access to the river. River water current is strond, good to sleep with this continuous noise.
We just stopped here for the night, but it’s a pretty place to spend time out on the lake. Also neat for history buffs, since this was an important site on the Oregon trail. The campground is pretty large and modern-ish but basic, the ranger programs stand out as special. We’d return and spend more time.