Dolly Varden Campground


This is the first Forest Service campground you will reach in the Fall Creek drainage on Forest Road 18. One of the attractions of this campground is its convenient access to the beginning of the 14-mile Fall Creek National Recreation Trail. This campground sits on a wide turn of Fall Creek, so every site is located on the water. The campground is small and fairly rustic.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees Site fee $12, extra vehicle $6
Open Season: 4/25 - 9/28/2014
Usage: Heavy
  • 14 day limit
  • NO trailers
Closest Towns: Lowell
Water: None
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information


12 miles northeast of Lowell

From the city of Lowell, turn left on North Shore Drive. After one block, turn right on Jasper-Lowell Road to Unity Road. Travel north on Unity Road to covered bridge. At the crossroads in front of the Unity Covered Bridge, turn right onto Road 6240. Veer left at the "Y" and continue east after it becomes FS Road 18. Follow FS Road 18 to Dolly Varden Campground.

General Notes:

Campground Map

  • Garbage containers, fire rings

Close to:

Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

  • Tent sites
Reservation InfoNo reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
No. of Sites5 tent only sites
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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Picnic tables