Susan Creek Campground is well known for its beautiful setting along the emerald-green waters of the North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River. Nestled under the canopy of a mature forest, the campsites are surrounded by trees up to seven feet in diameter. It is a short drive from the Umpqua National Forest, which boasts incredible glacial-cut mountain slopes across 984,602 acres of forest. The campground features 29 campsites, 13 of which may be reserved between May 15 - September 15. The other 16 sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hiking, picnicking, and relaxing are the primary activities at the campground. Well-developed trails on both the east and the west ends of the campground wind through tall trees and lush green understory providing views of wildlife such as the resident blacktail deer and soaring osprey.
In spring and fall, salmon and steelhead trout come upriver to spawn, providing good fishing opportunities. Fishing on this stretch of the river is limited to fly-fishing only. The river also attracts swimmers and whitewater rafters and kayakers.
The campground is built on a loop with 29 separate sites. You will have access to amenities including multiple spigots for drinking water, flush restrooms, hot showers, horseshoe pits, nature trails, an emergency phone, and an amphitheater where Bureau of Land Management staff present educational programs on weekend evenings in July and August.
Susan Creek is on the western edge of the Cascade Mountains, set along the famous North Umpqua River. You will be treated to sounds of the rushing river as it weaves its way through volcanic bedrock. majestic fir, cedar, and hemlock trees dominate the mountainous region.
The campground is centrally located, with easy access to nearby rafting, fly-fishing, mountain biking, picnicking and waterfall viewing.
The 79-mile long North Umpqua Trail is a great place to hike or mountain bike, and can be reached from the campground by either trail or road. The Susan Creek Falls trail winds through a forest of diverse tree and plant species, ending at the stunning Susan Creek Falls. Take a drive along the Rogue-Umpqua National Scenic Byway yielding gorgeous views of mountain peaks, forested canyons, and alpine lakes.
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One of my new favorites.
Maybe the best showers ever… extra nice campground along the North Umpqua. Many sites riverside, but from all the sounds of the river can be heard.
We arrived just after dark when we had no idea where we would land for the night and were pleasantly surprised. Level, paved sites that are very spacious. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring, and bbq. Privacy is due to many mature trees throughout. Exceptionally clean bathrooms with soap and hand sanitizer. Didn’t check out the showers but I would assume they are in the same condition. Firewood available for a reasonable $6 per bundle. Our site (13) didn’t have hookups and maybe I did not see that others did (another reviewer mentioned them) but at $20 ($10 with senior lifetime pass), this place is a good deal. Pretty much non-existent cell service. We fell asleep to the sounds of the rushing North Umpqua River. Small amphitheater and horseshoe pits, along with several trails. Very quiet on a Tuesday the week before Memorial Day but I imagine it would be very different at the height of the summer with rafting and fishing.
I love camping here! Lots of trails to explore some with waterfalls, green and shaded, fish or swim in the river, lots of recreational activities nearby. Clean and well kept with spacious campgrounds. Awesome campground with full hookups, showers, picnic tables, fire pits, and a great location next to the river. Firewood available for purchase and the host was nice. Beautiful spot in the umpqua national forest.
I absolutely loved this park!! It was well maintained, host were awesome, Answered every question we had. We had so much fun. Beautiful park. The only and i mean only downside is there not much privacy. When we first arrived we picked site 6 u have a good view of thr river but its a small site.. the next day we moved campsites to #30 it was huge and as private as it came.. we will be back for sure..