Head of the River Forest Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Located 50 minutes northeast of Chiloquin, OR, Head of the River Campground is a rustic forest camp situated at the headwaters of the Williamson River at the base of the hillside. The pure, spring-fed river flows by the rustic campground.

There are five campsites and one vaulted toiled.  Amenities include picnic tables and camp fire rings. June and July are heavy mosquito months, so bring bug spray.

There are no official trails for hiking at Head of the River, but you can walk down to the bank. Fly-fishing opportunities abound nearby; check the State of Oregon fishing regulations for precise locations. Head of the River is a popular campground for hunters in the fall.

There is no potable water.  Visitors need to bring an adequate supply of water.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: (Chiloquin Ranger District)
Reservations: First come, first served
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees No fee
Open Season: May 15 - Oct-15
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Due to small turn arounds, RV's not recommended.
Closest Towns: Chiloquin, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Chiloquin Ranger District (541) 783-4001

General Information


From Chiloquin, OR travel five miles east on Sprague River Road to the Williamson River Road. Follow this road 20 miles northeast to Forest Road 4648. Follow 4648 half a mile north to the campground.

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Toilets 1 vault toilet
Accessible 1 site
Picnic tables
Tent camping 5 sites
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4200 feet