Off I-5 at Winchester exit (129), 5 miles north of Roseburg. 10 tent sites, 20 trailer sites, full hookups, bathhouse, group picnicking, fishing on the North Umpqua River. (541) 672-4901.
16.5 miles east of Roseburg on Highway 138, turn right on Little River Road and follow for 6.7 miles. Turn right at the covered bridge on Cavitt Creek Road and travel 3.2 miles to the recreation site. Elevation: 1,040 feet. Away from the more heavily travelled North Umpqua corridor, Cavitt Creek Falls Recreation Site is a favorite of the locals. Many are attracted to the swimming hole at the base of a 10-foot waterfall on Cavitt Creek. The campground includes eight campsites and several picnic sites surrounded by an abundant forest of fir, maple and oak trees. Not recommended for large RVs or trailers.
2110 Frear Street, (541) 957-7010. Off I-5, exit 123. 50 hookups, drive through dump station, water available.
609 Fort McKay Road, Sutherlin, (541) 459-4557. From I-5 off Hwy. 138, exit 136, travel west 0.2 mile on Hwy. 138 to Fort McKay Road, travel southwest 0.5 mile. Over 80 pull through sites, full hookups, restrooms, showers, tent area, horseshoes, badminton, laundry, store and dump station. Open all year.
Off I-5, Myrtle Creek exit 108, downtown at the end of 4th Street (16 miles south of Roseburg). 11 spaces, full hookups, dump station, showers, restrooms, and fishing on the South Umpqua River.
This forested setting along the bank of Rock Creek provides opportunities for camping, picnicking and other activities. Families and groups are attracted to the swimming hole, large ballfield, and double sized pavilion. Horseshoe pits are located near the pavilion. New facility upgrades have recently been completed making it an excellent place to spend time.
Rock Creek flows past Millpond and empties into the North Umpqua River six miles downstream. The State managed Rock Creek Fish Hatchery is open year round to view juvenile fish and adult brood fish, including Coho and chinook salmon, steelhead and rainbow trout. Free entrance.
The campground has 12 campsites, new vault toilets, water lines, and a nature trail. All campsites but one, and all restrooms are accessible to the disabled.
The day-use area has a large ballfield, horseshoe pits, bbq grills, new flush restrooms with heated water, and a double-sided pavilion with 26 picnic tables, sinks, electricity and back-to-back fireplace. Facilities are accessible to the disabled.
Located 22 miles east of Roseburg (6 miles east of Glide) on Highway 138; turn north on Rock Creek Road and travel five miles. Elevation: 1100 feet
This site offers a unique opportunity to walk on a nature trail and view fish habitat enhancement structures which have been placed in Wolf Creek, a tributary to the Umpqua River.
The nature trail is one quarter-mile long and has interpretive signs along the way. A small bridge crosses Miner Creek as it drains into Wolf Creek. The trial is open year-round and is accessible to the disabled. A brochure is available from the Roseburg District office.
The facilities include a picnic site, information board, interpretation, and vault restroom.
It is located approximately 33 miles northwest of Roseburg. Take Sutherlin exit #136. Go west 1/4 mile to County Road 9. Turn left on 9 and go about 6 miles to County Road 33. Turn right and go 11 miles to the Tyee Bridge. Turn left and cross over the Umpqua River. Go 3 miles to the watchable wildlife site.
Popular for hiking and mountain biking, the North Umpqua Trail's western most boundary begins on the south side of Swiftwater Bridge. The first 16 miles of the trail is the Tioga segment. The trail parallels the North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River, winding through mature Douglas fir, cedar, hemlock, and pine trees, some of which are over six feet in diameter.
The first quarter-mile of the North Umpqua Trail is "barrier free" and leads to the Deadline Falls Watchable Wildlife Site. The walk is popular for seniors and families with young children. Between May and October, one may relax and observe anadromous (sea run) steelhead and salmon jumping up the falls on their journey from the ocean to spawn in the tributary waters of the Cascade Mountains.
Most of the rest of the trail is moderately difficult. A section with steep switch-backs over Bob Butte is rated difficult. This part takes the hiker away from the river for a few miles.
On BLM lands, primitive camping is allowed between 100 and 500 feet of the trail. Policy is to pack out what you bring in (no-trace camping). Camping is not allowed in the trailhead's parking lot.
The full length of the North Umpqua Trail is 79 miles. It traverses the Umpqua National Forest and connects with the Pacific Crest Trail high in the Cascade Mountains. The trail was constructed through combined efforts of the Forest Service, BLM, and many dedicated volunteers.
The trailhead provides parking, interpretation and a vault restroom. Open year-round. Please, no mountain bikes or horses during the wet months. A free brochure & map of the North Umpqua Trail is available at BLM or USFS offices in Roseburg and Glide.
Located 6 miles east of Glide on Highway 138. Immediately across Swiftwater Bridge; 23 miles east of Roseburg. Elevation: 800 feet at trailhead; 2,700 feet at Bob Butte.
This 17-unit campground is located along the banks of Rock Creek within a dense forested area. As a popular family spot, many find enjoyment by wading in the creek. Next to the campground, several picnic tables are located in a grassy day-use area.
Rock Creek recreation site provides a natural, secluded setting away from the North Umpqua corridor, but is close enough to take advantage of the various opportunities in the corridor: fishing, rafting, hiking, watchable wildlife, and driving for pleasure.
The Rock Creek Fish Hatchery is located downstream of Millpond and Rock Creek recreation sites and is a free opportunity to view juvenile fish and adult brood fish year-round, including Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, steelhead and rainbow trout. No charge to enter fish hatchery.
Located 22 miles east of Roseburg on Highway 138, turn north on Rock Creek Road and travel 7.5 miles. Elevation: 1200 feet.
Open year-round, this semi-primitive campground on Canton Creek has nine campsites, two picnic sites, hand pumped water and vault toilets. It was named by early hunters who were frightened by the abundance of wolves. Scaredman is a year-round, free-use recreation site. It is popular during the fall hunting season.
Even though fishing is closed on Canton Creek and Steamboat drainages, the North Umpqua River, 3.25 miles downstream from the recreation site, offers excellent fishing opportunities for fly-fishermen looking for trout, steelhead or salmon.
Scaredman is a free-use site. Maximum stay is 14 days. Camping is on a first-come, first serve basis. Pets must be physically restrained by owner on a 6-foot leash.
Located 40 miles east of Roseburg on Scenic Highway 138, turn north (left) on Steamboat Creek Road, travel one-quarter mile, turn north (left) on Canton Creek Road and travel 3 miles. Elevation: 1360 feet.
In South Roseburg off I-5, take exit 119, travel .25 mile to Grant Smith Road, .25 mile to Hwy. 99, north 1 mile to Speedway Road, east .25 mile, follow highway camping signs. 7 paved spaces, full hookups, laundry, restrooms, showers, weekly/monthly rates available. (541) 679-7571.
Off I-5, 19 miles south of Roseburg. 27 tent sites, 20 trailer sites, full hookups, bathhouse, flush toilets, play area, group picnic area, pavilion, trails, fishing on the South Umpqua River. (541) 839-4483
One of BLM's prized recreation sites, Susan Creek is a popular 31-unit campground set under the canopy of a mature forest along the banks of the North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River. Barrier-free trails on the east and west ends of the campground wind through the forest and provide views of migrating fish and soaring osprey searching for food along the river. Interpretive "firechats" are scheduled at the small amphitheater on Saturday evenings in July, August and first week in Sept.
Fishing on the river is allowed but is restricted to fly-fishing only. See State fishing proclamation.
A half-mile trail follows the North Umpqua downriver to the Susan Creek Day-Use Area. From there, a one-mile hike leads to the 50-foot Susan Creek Falls. Another quarter-mile up the trail are the Susan Creek Indian Mounds where moss-covered rocks were believed to be a spiritual site was visited by Indian boys approaching manhood. They would spend the night in fasting and search for a vision of a guardian spirit. Stones were piled up in hopes that such a vision would appear.
New water lines, flush restrooms with hot water and private shower facilities. Facilities at Susan Creek have been designed for those with physical disabilities -- campsites, restrooms, showers, and several nature trails including one to a Watchable Wildlife site overlooking the North Umpqua River.
Opens May 1st, closes October 31, 1996. Elevation: 930 feet. Location is 29.5 miles east of Roseburg, (12.5 miles east of Glide) on Highway 138.
Susan Creek Day-Use Area is one-half mile downriver from Susan Creek Campground. A hiking trail along the North Umpqua River connects the two sites. The day-use area overlooks the North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River and serves as a trailhead for the Susan Creek Falls Trail which begins across Highway 138 from the parking lot.
A take-out point on the North Umpqua River for rafts and kayaks is just west of the picnic site.
Susan Creek Falls A spectacular 50-foot waterfall is located one mile from the day-use parking lot up a winding trail with some steep grades. This trail will be reconstructed during the summer of 1996 and will be built to disabled-accessible standards.
Another quarter-mile up the trail from the falls, hikers can visit the Susan Creek Indian Mounds. The moss-covered rocks were believed to be a spiritual site which was visited by Indian boys approaching manhood. They would spend the night in fasting and search for a vision of a guardian spirit. Stones were piled up in hopes that such a vision would be granted.
New flush restrooms, picnic tables, piped water, information board in the parking lot, and interpretive panels at the raft put-in / take-out. Restrooms open April 10, close November 30, 1996.
12 miles east of Glide; 29 miles east of Roseburg on State Highway 138. Day-use activities only. No pets allowed in the day-use area. Elevation: 930 feet.
Located near the western boundary of the 33.8 mile NORTH UMPQUA WILD & SCENIC RIVER, the Swiftwater Day-Use Area is a popular site to fish for trout, steelhead, and salmon. Deep holes are fished from rock embankments that border the North Umpqua River. For those with physical disabilities, a fishing platform extends over the river to provide fishing opportunities. Angling is allowed at Swiftwater, however, a few hundred yards upriver (just above Rock Creek), fishing is restricted to "fly fishing only".
Other activities nearby include:
Hiking on the North Umpqua Trail. Located across Swiftwater Bridge is the western end of the 79-mile Trail managed by BLM and the U.S. Forest Service. The first 1/2-mile leads to Deadline Falls Watchable Wildlife Site where fish can be seen jumping the falls from May to October.
Rafting and kayaking the emerald green waters and white-water rapids of the North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River occur upriver from Swiftwater in the summer. River brochure available.
Fish viewing is free at the Rock Creek Fish Hatchery 1/2-mile up Rock Creek road.
Swiftwater Park, managed by Douglas County Parks Dept., is 1/4-mile further to the south (across Swiftwater Bridge.) This day-use area has a pavilion, flush restrooms and a short trail that connects into the North Umpqua Trail and provides access to the North Umpqua River.
Facilities include interpretive panels, picnic tables, new vault restrooms. Open year-round.
Located 23 miles east of Roseburg (six miles east of Glide) on Highway 138. Located at Swiftwater Bridge. Elevation is 800 feet. No pets allowed. Day-use only.
433 River Forks Park Road. Garden Valley exit (125) off I-5, follow signs, approximately 6 miles out of town. 85 spaces, 35 pull throughs, water, electric, waste disposal, laundry, white gas, store, swimming, boating, fishing and picnicking. Located on the Umpqua River where the north and south forks join, adjacent to River Forks County Park. (541) 673-3811.
Located on the main stem of the Umpqua River, Tyee recreation site hosts a campground, picnic area and a covered pavilion for group use. The site provides access to the Umpqua River where fishing activities and waterplay are popular. River access for boat launching is available a few miles up and down river from the Tyee Recreation Site.
The campground has 15 campsites, four picnic sites, new vault toilets and new water lines. The day-use area has four picnic tables with bbq grills, and a covered pavilion with electricity and 10 tables. Facilities are accessible to the disabled.
Opens May 22 and closes October 4, 1996. Located 12 miles west of Sutherlin on Highway 138, cross Bullock Bridge and immediately turn right on County Road 57, travel one-half mile to the recreation site. Elevation: 240 feet.
511 NE Main, Winston, Oregon. Take exit 119 off I-5. Proceed 2.5 miles west on Highway 42. Near Wildlife Safari. Pull through and back in sites, full hookups and cable TV, test sites, restrooms and showers, wheelchair accessible. (541) 679-6328.
12 miles east of Roseburg off Hwy. 138. Offers 23 campsites, showers, picnic area, boat ramp and fishing. (541) 673-4863.
Safari Road off Hwy. 42, Winston, Oregon. For self-contained recreational vehicles. 20 spaces, pull throughs, 2 electrical hookups, pit toilets. Seasonal only. (541) 679-6761.
Legion Memorial Field - Located in Stewart Park. From May to June, there is the excitement of American Legion Baseball. Schedules may be obtained by calling (541) 672-2358 or The News-Review at (541) 672-3321. Site of the 1996 America Legion World Series.
3500 N Umpqua Hwy, (541) 672-9320. During April to September, includes men's, women's and co-ed teams.
Scenic bike paths along the South Umpqua River and the Roseburg area. Maps are available at the Visitors and Convention Bureau. Detailed information is available at the Bicycling in Douglas County page.
Trails are available in the Diamond and Crater Lake areas. Ski along the quiet trails of Silent Creek or in the meadows of Mount Thielsen. Cross-Country rental equipment is available at Diamond Lake Resort, (541) 793-3333 and Crater Lake Lodge (541) 594-2511.
Mount Bailey is becoming well known as a premiere mountain for powder skiing. There are no chairlifts as yet; however, there is a snowcat to transport skiiers up the mountain. Each day includes 6 ot 8 runs and lunch. For information, call Diamond Lake Resort at (541) 793-3333. Reservations are advised.
Douglas County offers some of the finest fishing in Oregon, from ocean fishing at Winchester Bay to lake and river angling, providing a wide variety of fish. Fishing brochures are available at the Visitors & Convention Bureau.
Enjoy the hundreds of beautiful hiking trails throughout Douglas County. A hiking brochure is available at the Roseburg Visitors & Convention Bureau.
Stewart Park has 12 nicely maintained horseshoe pits, near the tennis courts.
During the winter and spring months, you can enjoy over 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in the Diamond and Crater Lake areas. A wide selection of snowmobile tours and rentals are available through Diamond Lake Resort, (541) 793-3333.
The Hoffman Center Tennis Complex offers 12 outdoor, lighted courts; the Paul Jackson Tennis complex offers 3 indoor courts, both located at Stewart Park. Indoor courts are also available during the winter at the Douglas County Fairgrounds by advance reservation, (541) 440-4505.