Kelsay Valley Campground / Trailhead


Kelsay Valley Trailhead Vicinity Map

Kelsay Valley Trailhead Vicinity Map.

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

This campground and trailhead is located along the North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River where it rushes through a lush high Cascade meadow. Spring arrives late in the high country and it is welcomed here with an explosion of colors. Purples, reds, yellows, greens, and white are arranged in a riotous bouquet. This site is designed to accommodate pack and saddle use as well as standard camping.

This site provides access to Porcupine Connect Trail 1412A, which connects to the North Umpqua Trail 1414 and Windigo Pass Trail 1412.

The North Umpqua Trail heads southeast to enter Mount Thielsen Wilderness where it connects with the Tolo Creek Trail #1466, Lucile Lake Trail #1459, Maidu Lake Loop Trail, and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000.


  • 15 campsites with picnic tables and fire pits
  • 1 campsite with picnic table, fire pit, and corral
  • Vault toilet
  • No drinking water
  • No garbage disposal - Please pack it out

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 02/17/2015: Closed for winter.
Reservations: First come, first served
  • $10 for campsite
  • $5 for extra vehicle
Open Season: Weather Dependent
Usage: Light
  • 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
  • Wilderness restrictions apply within Mt. Thielsen Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Roseburg, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Diamond Lake Ranger District

General Information

  • Maximum vehicle length: 20 feet

General Notes:
  • "Diamond and Lemolo Lake Area", "The North Umpqua Trail", and "Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail" brochures available from Diamond Lake Ranger District
  • No campground host


From Roseburg, OR Turn on OR-138 E/NE Diamond Lake Blvd. Take Umpqua Highway 138 east for about 74 miles. Then turn north off Highway 138 approximately 1 mile east of Lemolo Junction, onto Road 60, the Windigo Pass Road. Follow for 4.5 miles. Turn right onto Road 6000-958. Drive 1.5 miles to the end of the road to Kelsay Valley Horse Camp and Trailhead.

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Campground Camping

Hiking, pack and saddle

  • Serves as the trailhead for the North Umpqua Trail which connects with the Lucile Lake trail, Tolo Creek Trail and the Pacific Crest National Scenic trail
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4,170 feet