This 14 site campground is located in a beautiful, lush, old growth forest along Salmon Creek. The rocky gorge-like area creates two small beautiful waterfalls and several deep pools which reflect the clear blue-green waters. Wild thimbleberries and hazelnuts abound in the summer. This camp is a favorite recreation spot for local residents as well as some more distant travelers.
Awesome spot right on the river. Water was flowing and chilly but not painful in late July. There are a couple of good spots to jump off some rocks into the pools. Supposedly fishing is really good. Trees are tall and shady.
Lots of great trails for biking/hiking nearby.
The sites themselves are par for the course: table + fire ring. Enough space for 1-2 tents. Sites are a little close together / exposed to each other. It's fine if your neighbors are mellow but would be rough if you had rowdy folks adjacent.
It's a small couple of loops that tend to fill up fast. Plan on arriving mid-week in peak season to get the best spots. Keep in mind that if you're on the river side, people will be walking through/by your sites a lot.
I stayed one night at Salmon Creek Falls in April, 2013 and was stoked on how sweet-sounding the falls were from the campsite we snagged. It was early in the season, so there was only one other family there. There are a few excellent spots on the creek side of the campground with decent access to the water. Plus, the drive from Eugene is a beautiful one. I can imagine this first-come campground fills up quick in the summer, but at least for early or late season it's and awesome place for a quick jaunt out of town with a nice level of seclusion.