The North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River pauses at Toketee Lake providing a secure home for a wide variety of wildlife. Here beaver and otter make their homes. Great blue heron and kingfishers are joined in fall and winter by ducks, geese, and bald eagles.
Many people enjoy some of the state's best German brown trout fishing. Currently Toketee Lake is 2-3 feet lower than the boat ramp, so small non-powered boats are best. Toketee group site is located next to one of the trailheads for the famous North Umpqua Trail. This trail is a favorite for hiking, biking and horseback riding.
Toketee Lake Campground is a dry campground with vault toilets. The campground is close to the group site, should you need more space. Sites are, for the most part, level with room for both tent and RV campers. There are 32 sites availble by reservation only. Reservations must be made two days in advance.
This campground offers a picturesque spot for families to relax and slow down. Lined with willow and mixed with maples and alders, this section of the river is very tranquil. The nearby footbridge offers great views of the river and lake.
There are two spectacular waterfalls within a five-minute drive of the site. Watson Falls is 272 feet high and has a short trail to the base of the falls. During wetter months be prepared to get a cool shower of fresh mountain water. Toketee Falls is an amazing two level falls flowing out of a basalt column wall. The viewing platform is less than a half mile down the trail. If you need a little faster paced recreation, there is the North Umpqua Trail. This is a very popular trail for mountain biking. Many bikers use Toketee as a base camp for exploring the North Umpqua Trail.
ADA Access: N
Nice campground. Decent spacing. No bad spots. Lake access isn’t great we tried to hike to the falls from the campground but count get to it by foot. N.umpqua trail DOES NOT lead you to toketee falls. Drive back down the road for access to the falls. You can hike to the hot springs but it’s about 3.5 miles. There were some loud neighbors partying til 2am both fri/sat nights but that’s to be expected in southern Oregon.
Big complaint- the rec.gov reservation site map has the A and B loops reversed. I made a reservation well in advanced and should have been riverside but B10 ended up being highway side and A 10 was the site I thought I was getting. Kind of ruined the trip for me as the river side sites are primo. A1-A9 are river side.
We were walk-ins at Toketee Lake, surprised to find not just a campsite on a summer weekend, but an amazing campsite right on the river with lots of hammock hanging options. Slept right between the trees to the sound of the river.
In the evening before sunset we hiked up to the Umpqua Hot Springs - this is the closest legal camping to the hotsprings TH.
Each site had a table and fire ring. Loved all the trees.
- be aware that it does not show up on GPS; type in Toketee Lake and follow signs for ranger station and once you pass that continue for about 1.5 mile until you reach the campground sign
- some tent spots along the river that are nice
- no on-site ranger, no running water in bathrooms
- 10 min drive to Umpqua hot springs & Toketee Falls
This campground is reminiscent of days gone by. Located along the banks of the beautiful upper North Umpqua River, and the North Umpqua trail campers can enjoy nature. The local area is home to the Toketee Ranger Station, and a unique Historic hydroelectric power generation system. Toketee Lake is well suited to canoe and pontoon fishing. The lake is cold and German Brown trout can be caught on loot or fly. This campground is with in 2 miles of the beautiful Toketee Falls and 5 miles of the stunning Watson Falls. In addition to the North Umpqua Trail the Clearwater trail provides cascading aqua clear waters and cool temps on hot summer days. The area hot springs are disappearing and potentially unsafe. Local residents reported problems with car break ins and in sanitary conditions from over use.
Great campsite for many activities in the area or a stop before Crater Lake. Very close to the Umpqua Hot Springs as well as, I’ve heard, awesome mountain bike single track. the campsites are fairly spacious with a nice fire pit and tables. However, there isn’t much privacy between sights. The bathrooms are typical NFS pit toilets and were very clean.
Great place to camp within close driving distance of Umpqua Hot Springs and Toketee Falls. Popular in summertime, water front sites fill up fast. Beware of mosquitos in summer months.
When you find this place uncrowded it’s a great place to be right along the river. No hook ups. A few pull through sites and bathrooms are clean. Umpqua Hot Springs are a few miles down the road. Enjoy!
I enjoyed the Toketee camp ground because was away from everything and the employees and people were very kind. Our camp spot was very nice, quite, and relaxing. The camp ground wasn't very full and there were plenty of activities around the area to enjoy.
Thoroughly enjoyed camping here. Lots to explore! Enjoyed hiking the Umpqua trail up to the hot springs. Also explored the lake near the campground. Loved the sort hike toToketee Falls.