Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Temporary Closure Order due to hazardous trees.

Nestled in the lush forests of the Illinois Valley, the 18 sites in this primitive campground are suitable for tents or trailers. The Oregon Caves National Monument is a short drive away, and the Cave Creek Trail #1205 is also accessible from this point.

These sites are suitable for tents or trailers.  This area is a nice primitive site and is just a short drive from the Oregon Caves National Monument.  


  • 18 campsites with picnic tables, and fire pits
  • Day use sites
  • Drinking water
  • 3 vault toilets
  • Garbage disposal
  • Campground host available

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 8/10/2014: Temporary Closure Order due to hazardous trees.
Reservations: First come, first served
  • $10 for campsite
Open Season: Spring through Fall
Usage: Medium
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Campfires in developed fire pits only
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Dogs must be on leash
  • OHV/ATV use prohibited in the campground
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days
Closest Towns:
  • Cave Junction, OR
  • Grants Pass, OR
  • Medford, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Wild Rivers Ranger District

General Information


From Grants Pass, OR, travel south 29.5 miles on US Highway 199 (Redwood Highway) to Cave Junction, OR. Turn left (east) onto Caves Highway (Highway 46), and continue for approximately 16 miles to the right-hand (south) turn to the Cave Creek Campground.

  • Maximum vehicle length: 16 feet
  • The campground is paved and the parking spurs are level 

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

  • Camping along the Cave's Creek.
  • Pleasant sounds of the stream as you relax in this nice semi primitive setting.
  • The Oregon Cave's National Park is just up the road.
  • There is a nice steep 1.8 mile trail that follows the Cave's Creek up to the Oregon Cave's National Park  trail systems.


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2,500 feet