Shellrock Creek Campground is primitive camping at its finest. It is located on the banks of Shellrock Creek which feeds into the Oak Grove Fork and then eventually the Clackamas River. This campground delivers a feeling of really being “out there”. Each site is separated by dense growth allowing for camper privacy. Shellrock Creek is a small brook in the woods which creates that tranquil sound of running water which can be heard throughout the campground.
I have found this campground fills up less than tbe others in the area..so if your up here in high summer i would check here first.
It seems more remote than it really is so its nice and quiet..with a creek nearby.
Has a couple excellent sites and a bunch of mediocre ones that would do well for camper trucks
A hand full of semi-private camping groinds along the crystal clear creek. Right off the road but not much road noise, lots of stream sounds. We love camping near water. Big wooden picnic tables at all the sites, fire rings with a grill you can flip up for roasting, composting toilet and trash bins on site. No water (or we couldn't find it) so pack your own or get some from the stream at your own discretion, no matter how good it looks we always filter or you get an intestinal surprise!
One site is literally right up on the stream bank, that's the one we want next time for sure. All spots have room for one larger tent or two smaller 2-man tents. The cars get parked only a few feet away so feel free to pack all the fun heavy amenities you wouldn't bring if you were packing it.
We go here when Buck Lake is full, which is almost always these days.