really liked this place. right on the river great for hiking or even to drive to the coast
We love staying in the campground! There are many river acess points, the forestry center, walking trails and wildlife all within walking distance. The campsites are on a first come first serve basis and many of them are pretty big. The sites are pretty private, bathrooms within a short distance and the quiet hours are from 10pm-7am
Jones Creek Campground
This one is down the road from Elk Creek, you can camp one night in each if you want to make a weekend of it. Good buffer of trees between the campgrounds, longer driveways.
Definitely check out the Tillamook Forest Centery, you can even hike over from the campground.
Water on site, trash, friendly camp hosts.
The river is where it’s at, folks are swimming, tubing and fishing dawn to dusk. Folks jumping off the bridge and having picnics. Sites are drive in and walk in depending on your preference. Showed up late and had to leave early, didn’t get a chance to explore much but it looked prety nice.
While we attempted to stay in Jones Creek, all sites were full. However, we continued up the road which wound its way around a mountain and found a lovely spot away from the busy campground below. So peaceful and relaxing. Dirt bike paths around too.
Pretty standard campground in the Tilamook Forest. Sites have pretty good privacy and a number of them had a decent number of trees for hammocking. Camp hosts sell firewood for 5$. Bathrooms were close to sites and decent. The site was pretty quiet. There are ATV trails nearby so lots of dirt bikers in the camp.
We stayed at this campground after attending an event at the Smith Homestead which is on the adjacent property. It is very convenient, and right off of Highway 6 about half way between Portland and the coast. If you get a late start to the coast, it's a great site to stopever on your way.
The lower loop near the river is currently under construction and much of it was closed. There is a trailhead for the Willson River trail within the campground which makes for a great early morning hike.