The North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River pauses at Toketee reservoir providing a secure home for a wide variety of wildlife. Here beaver and otter make their homes. Visitors are sometimes treated to seeing and hearing the beavers tail slaps. Great blue heron and kingfishers are joined in fall and winter by ducks, geese, and bald eagle.
This group site offers a picturesque spot for small groups to gather. The site is located where the North Umpqua River flows into Toketee Lake. 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.
Many people enjoy some of the state’s best German Brown trout fishing. Currently Toketee Lake is 2-3 feet lower than usual, 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 all non-motorized enthusiasts.
Toketee group site offers a small pavilion with two tables and a large grill. Next to the pavilion is a large, open grass area for tent camping. Parking for the site doubles as the RV campsites. This area’s surface is graveled and is big and fairly level. With room for both tent campers and RV campers, this group site is able to accommodate most events. Near the group site is Toketee Campground — a dry campground with vault toilets, available on a first-come, first served basis. Should your group need more space, this campground may help with those needs.
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 view platform is less than a half mile down the trail. Hikers get a unique view into the pool between both waterfalls.
For 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.