This campground clings to the northwest shore of Lemolo Lake beneath the heavily wooded Bunker Hill. Bald eagles often soar above the lodgepole pine forest. Bunker Hill Campground is popular with fishermen.
Boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and water skiing top the list of recreational activities at the campground. Lemolo Lake provides outdoor enthusiasts with a multitude of recreational opportunities year round. The forested shoreline and mountainous backdrop provide a perfect setting for both swimmers braving the lake's cold, refreshing waters, and for anglers casting lines from boat or beach. Populations of German brown trout, Eastern brook trout, rainbow trout and kokanee salmon thrive in the lake which reaches depths of up to 100 feet in places. For waterfall seekers, nearby Lemolo Falls Trail is a steep traverse that drops down into North Umpqua Canyon for a view of Lemolo Falls as it cascades 150 feet to the canyon bottom.
This campground has five standard sites, two are available on a first-come, first-served basis and three are reservable. Sites are equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings and grills. Amenities include vault toilets only, no drinking water is provided.
Umpqua National Forest visitors are often taken aback by unique and surprising landscapes shaped by explosive geologic events. The 984,602-acre forest provides spectacular scenery and an abundance of natural and cultural resources. The translation of the word, "Umpqua," meaning "thundering waters," defines the area. High mountain lakes, heart-stopping rapids, peaceful ponds and thundering waterfalls, including the 272-foot Watson Falls on the North Umpqua Highway, offer visitors a renewed sense of spirit. Diverse ecosystems support a wide range of habitat for wildlife. From eagles and owls to salamanders and salmon, these species, along with many others, depend on surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams and diverse forests to live.
Experience 172 miles of diverse river and mountain landscapes along the Rogue-Umpqua National Scenic Byway. Travel from rolling oak-covered hills and towering coniferous forests, to roaring whitewater rapids and ancient lava flows. The highway travels alongside the Upper Rogue and North Umpqua Wild and Scenic Rivers that contain world-class fisheries.
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Bunker Hill Campground was amazing. Private, large sites with quick walkable access to Lemolo Lake. Clean pit toilet with toilet paper resupplied adequately, and that's saying a lot for a family of 8! Water available 1.5m down the road at Poole Creek Campground. Paved road access. Many dispersed sites in the area for day trips with the kayaks and swimming. Clean and peaceful. Other than our six kids, the only critters were a couple deer who liked to sniff around the tent at night and quite a few (oddly non-aggressive) yellow jackets. Quick drive to Diamond Lake (gas, supplies, beer, food, and a pizza place with growler filling station) and Crater Lake. Cheap firewood 1.5 m up the road at Lemolo Lake resort, bit if you have a decent axe there's plenty laid out in the area from a previous forest fire. NO noise at night! Best trip we've taken in awhile! Planning a return trip at some point. Sites 1 and 2 are not reservable, sites 3,4,5 are. You could use a popup, no hook ups, at sites 1, 3, and 5.