the dyrt
Nicolaus N.
Salem, OR
Joined July 2018
Work hard, play hard! My wife and I crave the weekend adventures to every corner of our beautiful state and beyond with our Springer, Penny!
Amazing resort!

Short stay here! All amenities! Cabins, full facilities! Lake access galore

Basic review for basic location

LArgentina open spaces for people who have toy haulers. Tons of noise all day and night. Come here if you have sand toys or horses!

Rest rooms but no showers. Basic fire rings and that's it.

Right next to the dunes!

Quaint location. Great amenities!

We visited this campground for the second time this past weekend and even in late October it is a fantastic location to go on the coast!

It has tent sites, RV pads cabins and is one of the few locations where delux yurts can be rented.

W stayed in a cabin last time, but that loop is closed for construction until 2019.

This time it was the delux yurt, which sleeps up to 9 people, has it's own bathroom with toilet, sink and shower, microwave, fridge, kitchen sink,TV, DVD player and heater that will cook you out if you want it to. Outside comes with a porch, picnic bench and 4 burner gas grill. Fantastic for group rental! We had 5 adults and it was a ton of space!

The yurts are just up the hill from the lake where you can go fishing and hike the approximately 1 mile long trail.

There is also a day use area with benches and a small sandy beach.

Lover this place!

Gorgeous Falls no matter the season!

This location is hike in only!

The are no amenities whatsoever.

It is located on the McKenzie River trail and can be a stop along your hiking, biking or backpacking travels.

To camp you need to do so responsibly as there are no designated camp sites. If you have a small fire, make sure to do so respectfully anand in a controlled nature as you should always do when backpacking.

This is a splendor to behold!

Close to road, but lake side is quiet

This is a narrow campground with limited sites. Some have full parking pads for two vehicles, but mostly parking is dirt next to the drive lane. Spacious sites for the size of the campground.

Sites on the side near the road are very noisy, so make sure to check the map before you reserve.

Dog friendly, tent sites, bathroom, river access, no showers.

Quiet and spacious

Tis a narrow campsite between blowout road and Detroit lake. There are several large pads for vehicles, but mainly tent sites, some of which you park near the road and make a short walk in. Not being able to camp near your car may not be a bonus for you, but this helps with the road noise and the sound of your neighbors pulling up in the middle of the night.

Dog friendly, bathrooms, portable water pump. Mainly reserve sites.

Tucked away peaceful spot

This camp ground has has spacious sites and room enough at most for an RV pad with a couple of tents. Portable water stations, fire rings, benches/tables and restrooms. Great shower facilities and a beautifully taken care of campground! Dogs welcome.

These sites are reservable, but many are first come first serve.

Hidden crater. Nice view.

This crater is a hidden gem. Extremely calm winds all around, but on the eastern rim the wind shoots out so fast it deforms the tree like those on the coast.

Very simple site. Drive up, walk up, hike in or ride your horse. There are plenty of ways to access this location from near by roads.

Beautiful, iconic landmark! Easy access.

This state park offers stunning views with easy access to its trails.

Pveda parking, restrooms, covered picnic areas and water available by faucet near benches.

The 0.1 mile access hike to the rim provides access, but you can also continue to the interior trail of just over 1 mile. Some also climb the rocks or scrablenup to the top for a view.

Beautiful, iconic landmark. Easy access.

This state park is easy to access from its paved roads. You may however continue on grovel roads to other near by volcanic features.

Along with paved parking, there are restrooms, fresh water available and covered picnic benches to escape the sun.

You may view the Fort by the 0.1 mile access trail or decide to walk the entire interior trail. Map is posted in the photos. Many also decide to climb or scramble here as well.

Ddefinitely worth the stop and it is impressively huge!

Short hike. Neat feature!

This location is primarily used for day hikes.

Ccoming from hwy 14 near Christmas valley the turn off for crack in the ground is a gravel road. When we took it was freshly grated, but as you go along there are some rough patches where it may be difficult to pass with a small car or a vehicle with low clearance. There are sparse opportunities to fit two vehicles on this road once you make the left up the hill.

The parking area is marked and well kept, including the restroom (basic vault toilet).

Trailhead is opposite of parking where there is room for maybe 10 vehicles.

This is a very dry and open area. As you travel down the trail maybe .25 miles there is a trail log box where you can sign in as well. Picnic benches are available here (2).

From here you can see the Crack in the Ground! Start your journey into the crack where it is nearly 30 degrees cooler. Quite nice on a 100 degree day!

This is a down and back trail through the crack, but you also may return on trails above ground level.

Very small. Mainly day use for nearby fishing.

This roadside state park is very small and has a couple of small pull off areas where you can camp. This park appears mainly to be for day use and stop offs. There is fishing and boating access up a trail on the east side of the park.

Restrooms and picnic tables are the only amenities.

Very basic campground. Beautiful and scenic!

This remote campground is functional and practical. Bare bones with a few camp sites, a restroom, some covered picnic benches and a restroom. Bring your own water and plenty of it! It can be very windy here so make sure to stake down your tent well so it doesn't blow away! (We saw this happen to one gent. Glad he had some fear in it to keep it from flying too far).

There are many roads near by that lead out into the collection area. It takes your eyes a minute to see what you are looking for because sunstonea are so plentiful!

My tip: look for the reflections of the stones, catch a glint and go after it! There are thousands right under your nose and you don't necessarily have to dig to find them.Happy Rock Hounding!

Primative, but beatiful!

There are only 8 sites that are dispersed about the area. There is a large gravel lot, a few shade covers over picnic tables, a restroom and a sign explaining sunstone harvesting history. Free to collect sunstone. But they are strick on respecting claims nearby. Read all signs!

Small but very well kept!

Fantastic views of the lake and mountains beyond! Camp sites with parking for 1 large or two small vehicles. Some grass camping, some pine floor. Restrooms available. Pet friendly.

Primative campground with benches and rings.

This campground is small and only has around 10 sites. Typically either pine needle floor or 3 ft tall grass. Not maintained well. Picknick benches, fire rings, pot bathroom and manual water pump for water. During August there was no creeknor lake here. Other times of the year it looks to floor.

Easy to find. Road is well maintained. Paved roadway.

Seasonal lake turns to grasslands.

There is a large group site. Restrooms and showers. RV hookups and a clean out station. Dog friendly but not very private. Almost no vegetation separating sites.

First to Review
Big beautiful lake surrounded by peaks!

This beautiful lake is nestled between the mountains near hwy 58. We visited in Auguat, 2018 and the water was quite warm and it has a rock bottom. This combo in Oregon makes for rare swimming conditions! There are many camp grounds and a resort located on the south end.

Magnificent waterfalls. Well kept trails. Busy place.

This beautiful location is about 30 minutes from any town and is my go to when I need a good hike in the Rim Trail or just a nice nature walk around the 10 Dalls Trail.

In recent years it has become very popular and the main falls area is over run with tourists at most points during the year.

Not the place to go if you are seeking to not see anyone, but once you pass the main falls loop near the lodge the heard things out the further you trek.

Most hiking trails are mild to moderate. Seeking more of a challenge? If you venture out to the rim trail or the K214 trail heads, then you will rarely see anyone; though be aware of cougars and I'd advise a bear bell. I've seen many tracks over the years up there ranging from Cubs to a large cat tracking a horse. Meow! You may meet horse riders on these trails as well.

All and all a beautiful local treasure that is a large enough park to hold many thousands of people and still feel like you are out in the woods enjoying nature.

Camp sites are available across the main road from the park. The main park area is for day use only.

Brilliant blue waters in an intrepid forest.

This beautiful camp ground is a must! They have Cabins and camp sites available. I would advise reserving far in advance. The park and sites are well taken care of and a wonderful environment for a peaceful stay with hot shower facilities and restrooms.

Family and pet friendly, you will have direct river access to The Rogue River and its brilliant blue waters. Located down it's own little valley, this gives it the seclusion you are looking for and the access to town, if needed, only about 20 minutes away.

This camp ground is well worth any drive you may have to take to get there. Gorgeous!