Skookum Creek Campground


Skookum Creek Campground is a popular starting point for backcountry fishing, hiking or horse 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, though it is challenging.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Toilets
Fees $5/vehicle/day
Open Season: 5/23 - 10/28/2014 (dependent on weather)
Usage: Medium
  • 14 day limit
  • No trailer facilities
Closest Towns: Oakridge
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment. 
Operated By: Middle Fork Ranger District
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information


31 miles northeast of Westfir

From Westfir, proceed north on Aufderheide Scenic Byway (FS Road 19) for 35 miles to FS Road 1957. Follow FS Road 1957 for 4 miles to Skookum Creek Campground.

General Notes:

Campground Map

  • Fire rings, hitching rails, garbage service

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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. 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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