Susan Creek Campground is well known for its beautiful setting along the emerald-green waters of the North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River. Nestled under the canopy of a mature forest, the campsites are surrounded by trees up to seven feet in diameter.
It is a short drive from the Umpqua National Forest, which boasts incredible glacial-cut mountain slopes across 984,602 acres of forest.
The campground features 29 campsites, all sites are reservation only until further notice.
Reservations can be made at Recreation.gov or by calling the reservation line 1-877-444-6777
Hiking, picnicking, and relaxing are the primary activities at the campground. Well-developed trails on both the east and the west ends of the campground wind through tall trees and lush green understory providing views of wildlife such as the resident blacktail deer and soaring osprey.
In spring and fall, salmon and steelhead trout come upriver to spawn, providing good fishing opportunities. Fishing on this stretch of the river is limited to fly-fishing only. The river also attracts swimmers and whitewater rafters and kayakers.
The campground is built on a loop with 29 separate sites. You will have access to amenities including multiple spigots for drinking water, flush restrooms, hot showers (closed until further notice), horseshoe pits, nature trails, an emergency phone, and an amphitheater where Bureau of Land Management staff present educational programs on weekend evenings in July and August.
Susan Creek is on the western edge of the Cascade Mountains, set along the famous North Umpqua River. You will be treated to sounds of the rushing river as it weaves its way through volcanic bedrock. majestic fir, cedar, and hemlock trees dominate the mountainous region.
The campground is centrally located, with easy access to nearby rafting, fly-fishing, mountain biking, picnicking and waterfall viewing.
The 79-mile long North Umpqua Trail is a great place to hike or mountain bike, and can be reached from the campground by either trail or road. The Susan Creek Falls trail winds through a forest of diverse tree and plant species, ending at the stunning Susan Creek Falls. Take a drive along the Rogue-Umpqua National Scenic Byway yielding gorgeous views of mountain peaks, forested canyons, and alpine lakes.