Skookum Creek Campground

  

Skookum Creek Campground is a popular starting point for backcountry fishing, hiking, or equestrian use. The Erma Bell Lakes Trail starts here, and is a portal into the Three Sisters Wilderness Area. This trail is maintained to be accessible for wheelchair users, although it is very challenging.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Campground:
  • Check in time: 2:00 pm or later
  • Check out time: 1:00 pm
Reservations:
  • Five first-come, first-served campsites
Fees Campsite must be occupied every night paid, and fees must be paid within 30 minutes of arrival
  • Single campsite: $5 per vehicle,per day
  • Day use: $5 per vehicle, per day
Open Season: 5/22/2015 or weather dependent - 10/27/2015
Usage: Medium
Best Season: August-October
Busiest Season: July, August
Restrictions:
  • 14 day limit
  • No trailer facilities
  • Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
  • NO water
  • Dogs MUST be on leash at all times while in the site
Closest Towns: Oakridge, Oregon (40 miles)
Water: No water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Passes:
Operated By: Middle Fork Ranger District
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information

Directions:

Approximately 40 miles northeast of Oakridge, Oregon.

From Oakridge, Oregon: Beginning at the intersection of Crestview Street and Oregon State Highway 58 (at the only traffic light along Highway 58 in Oakridge), travel west on State Highway 58 for 2.1 miles. Turn right onto the Westfir-Oakridge Road and follow for 1.3 miles. At the junction with the Westfir Road (which crosses a steel truss bridge on your left) continue to the right and drive to the center of the former logging town of Westfir. At the four-way intersection, continue straight onto Forest Road 19/Aufderheide Drive. Continue approximately 32 miles to the junction with Forest Road 1957 on your right (note that just beyond 1957 is the Box Canyon Guard Station and Box Canyon Horse Camp).  Turn right onto Forest Road 1957, and travel 3.6 miles to its end at a large parking area.  

 


General Notes:

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

  • Tent sites. Campsites are a short walk-in from a common parking area.
  • NO trailer facilities
Reservation InfoNo reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
No. of Sites9 tent only.
No. of Accessible sitesTent sites, restroom

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