Dispersed
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Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Williamson River Campground

The Williamson River Campground is conveniently located just off Highway 97 about five minutes north of Chiloquin, Oregon. There are 19 campsites with picnic tables, fire grates, three vault toilets, and two hand pumps round out the amenities at this campground. One campsite is ADA accessible.

Ponderosa pines and sagebrush populate the landscape and contrast with the crystal clear Williamson River. Due to its close proximity to the highway, this is a popular campground. You can mountain bike on miles of Forest Service roads, go fishing, or explore day hikes opportunities.

Situated next to the popular Collier State Park, there is a 1.3 mile walking trail that connects the two campgrounds. Discover the Collier State Park Logging Museum which showcases historic logging equipment from the late 1800’s, as well as a relocated pioneer village.

 

Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
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ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Williamson River Campground is located in Oregon
Latitude
42.6586 N
Longitude
-121.8551 W
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Directions
Williamson River Campground is located 10 minutes north of Chiloquin, Oregon. From Chiloquin, OR take U.S. Highway 97 north towards Chemult, OR, for approximately four miles and then turn right onto Forest Service (FS) Road 9730 and right again on FS Road 97130140. The campground will be at the end of the road.
4 Reviews of Williamson River Campground
spacious clean campground

nice well kept campground. This campground is a couple miles of dirt road off of hwy 97. The camp host was very helpful and nice. He explained to us where good spots to put our kayaks in. I saw two water spouts and there are bathrooms. The campgrounds are dispersed and it was not crowded when I was there. A little hot and dusty but that’s camping at times.

A Tale of Two Campsites: Cheaper Forest Campground Near Crater Lake

Just off Highway 97, about 30 miles from the entrance to Crater Lake National Park, you'll come to a wooden sign pointing to two campgrounds. To the right is Collier Memorial State Park, and if you want flush toilets, showers and/or RV hook-ups, that's where you should head. But if you want to pay just $10 and travel 1.5 miles on a gravel road for much larger sites with less facilities, turn left to Williamson River Campground for a great deal.

On Forest Service land, Williamson River has 20 spots well-spaced-out, including at least two pull-throughs. There's a camp host right in the front, a self-service kiosk, and we were able to pull up and grab a spot with no notice in July for a 32-foot RV. There's several water spickets throughout, two pit-toilets that weren't too gross, a day-use area, a short trail down the the Williamson River and a 1.3-mile trail that hooks up with Collier Campground. I'm not sure if there's a per-person or car limit per site, but several of the spaces had 2-3 trailers and several families, so could be a really great deal at $10 plus $4 per extra vehicle for what's essentially a "group" site.

Pros:

  • Beautiful country
  • Large spaces
  • Just $10

Cons:

  • Mosquitoes!!!! They were everywhere, especially at dusk.
  • No flush toilets or showers.

Tips:

  • If you need an RV dump site, head over to Collier, where there's a dump site and water hook-up for free/donation.
  • The logging museum back on highway 97 is worth a visit.
Beautiful, Cheap, and Near Crater Lake

Beautiful Ponderosa pine setting. Very nice uncrowded site with access to the more famous Collier State park nearby via hike or drive. Super cheap National Forest service land ($10 per night). Pit toilets, fire pits, picnic tables. Wonderful alternative to the Collier State Park next door.

Great location as it's near the doorstep to Crater Lake National Park. Also not very far away from Klamath Falls.

First to Review
No One here! Beautiful.

So perfect. We stayed here one night, Very basic campground but wonderful. We were the only ones there and we heard some animals close by through out our fire and the night. We did a short hike following the river which was great.

There aren't very many sites here, maybe 15-20. The was a bathroom with a couple water pumps. We used one to fill up but the water was very dirty. On our hike we saw some incredible purple flowers. There hiking, fishing, and possibly climbing here although i couldn't find any info. The rock along the river looked very climbable although i didn't see any bolts. Right up the road from here we found an animal grave yard which was very disturbing. We really don't know why there were thousands of bones, scull and all kinds of scattered parts. Still trying to figure that out. Enjoy this site its beautiful.

Cheers!