Head of the River Campground
Located 50 minutes northeast of Chiloquin, OR, Head of the River Campground is a rustic forest camp situated at the headwaters of the Williamson River at the base of the hillside. The pure, spring-fed river flows by the rustic campground.
There are five campsites and one vaulted toiled. Amenities include picnic tables and camp fire rings. June and July are heavy mosquito months, so bring bug spray.
There are no official trails for hiking at Head of the River, but you can walk down to the bank. Fly-fishing opportunities abound nearby; check the State of Oregon fishing regulations for precise locations. Head of the River is a popular campground for hunters in the fall.
There is no potable water. Visitors need to bring an adequate supply of water.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||(Chiloquin Ranger District)|
|Reservations:||First come, first served|
|Area Amenities:||Accessible,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets|
|Open Season:||05/15 - 10/15; 10/16-05/14 Open with reduced services|
|Restrictions:||Due to small turn arounds, RV's not recommended.|
|Closest Towns:||Chiloquin, OR|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet (1)|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Chiloquin Ranger District (541) 783-4001|
Head of the River Campground is located one hour east of Chiloquin, Oregon.
From Chiloquin, OR take Sprague River road east towards Sprague River, OR, for approximately five miles and then turn left onto Williamson River Road. From Williamson River Road, turn left onto Forest Service (FS) Road 4648 and left again on FS Road 4648030. The campground will be at the end of the road.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
River and Stream Fishing
Big Game Hunting
|Tent camping:||5 sites|
|Toilets:||1 vault toilet|