Black Canyon Campground

Overview

Black Canyon Campground rests next to the Middle Fork of the Willamette River. This scenic campground is heavily shaded by towering hemlock, cedar and Douglas fir. Fishing and kayaking are a popular pastimes.

Natural Features:

The Willamette National Forest stretches 110 miles along the western slope of the Cascade Range in western Oregon. The forest is named after the Willamette River, which gets its name from the Kalapuyan people who called the river "Wal-lamt."

Elevations on the forest range from about 1,500 feet above sea level to 10,495 feet at the snowcapped summit of Mt. Jefferson, Oregons second highest peak.

Wildlife in the region includes mule deer, Roosevelt elk, bobcats and bald eagles.

Recreation:

A 1-mile interpretive nature trail winds through the campground, and Lookout Point Lake is less than a mile away, with opportunities for boating and fishing. A boat ramp is located on the lake.

The Willamette National Forest has about 1,700 miles of trails. While many are located in wilderness areas, a number of trails are situated at lower elevations and provide easy, year-round hiking.

Black Canyon is within the Winberry Trail Area, with excellent terrain like the Tire Mountain Trail for mountain biking and horseback riding, and the Clover Patch Trail for hiking.

Facilities:

The campground offers some riverside sites with pleasant shade, fresh air with cool breezes.

Each site contains a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors enjoy sightseeing along the West Cascades Scenic Byway. The drive begins at Westfir and stretches 220 miles past waterfalls, ancient forests and numerous rivers, creeks and lakes.