Dolly Varden Campground


This first camp along the Fall Creek drainage on Forest Road 18 provides convenient access to the beginning of the 13.7-mile Fall Creek National Recreation Trail.  The campground offers three sites along the creek on the north side of Forest Road 18, and two walk-in only sites across the road.

At a Glance

Operational Hours:
  • Check in time: 2:00 pm or later
  • Check out time: 1:00 pm
  • Five first-come, first-served campsites
  • Two walk-in only campsites
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees Campsite must be occupied every night paid, and fees must be paid within 30 minutes of arrival.
  • Single Campsites - $14 per night
  • Extra Vehicles - $7 per vehicle, per night
  • Day Use - $7 per vehicle, per day
Open Season: 4/24/2015 - 9/27/2015
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: August, September
Busiest Season: July, August
  • 14 day limit
  • NO trailers
  • Single campsite capacity: 6 persons, 2 vehicles, 2 tents
  • Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
  • Use of chainsaws prohibited in campground
  • Dogs MUST be on leash at all times while in the campground
Closest Towns: Lowell, Oregon (12 miles)
Water: None
Restroom: Vault toilet
Passes: Passes allow holder 50% off overnight fee*
  • Golden Age/Access Passes
  • Interagency Senior/Access Passes
*Discount does NOT apply to extra vehicle fees or multiple campsites.
  • No passes honored for day use fees.
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information

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


12 miles northeast of Lowell, Oregon.

From Lowell, Oregon: Beginning at the Lowell Junior/Senior High School at 65 South Pioneer Street, head north for 0.1 mile.  Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto North Shore Drive.  Drive for another 0.1 mile and turn right at the first cross street, which is South Moss Street.  In approximately 0.8 miles, South Moss Street becomes the Jasper-Lowell Road.  Continue for another 1.0 mile until the four-way stop.  Turn right onto Big Fall Creek Road.  Approaching the base of the Fall Creek Lake dam, bear to the left after passing Winberry Creek Road (on your right).  Note that Big Fall Creek Road becomes Forest Road 18 after crossing the National Forest boundary.  Travel for 10.2 miles from the four-way stop and the destination will be on your left. 


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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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900 feet