This campground is located in a beautiful forested setting, with the Oregon Caves National Momunent located approximately 5 miles further down the road. Several of the campsites are located along Sucker Creek, which also provides cool waters to jump in or just soak your feet in on hot summer days. Revel in the amazing biodiversity that is so unique to the Illinois Valley by venturing out on the 1 mile loop trail suitable for families that leads to Grayback Creek and around the historical Civilian Conservation Corps camp at the Cedar Guard Station.
There is a pleasant day use area with a small amphitheater and a large picnic area, complete with shelters and a fireplace.
- 39 campsites (tent-sites) with picnic tables, and fire pits
- 10 day use sites
- Drinking water
- Vault toilet
- Garbage disposal
- Campground host available
At a Glance
|Reservations:||First come, first served|
|Open Season:||Spring - Fall|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Wild Rivers Ranger District|
From Cave Junction, OR, travel 12 miles east along Oregon State Highway 46 (Oregon Caves Highway).
- Maximum vehicle length: 26 feet
- The campground is paved and the parking spurs are level
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
- Several of the campsites are along Sucker Creek.
- This is a nice day use area with a small amphitheater, and large picnic area with shelters and fireplace.
- The trail along the creek ties into an one mile loop trail that takes you up Grayback creek and around the historical Civilian Conservation Corps camp at the Cedar Guard Station.
- Nearby hiking opportunities include trails in the Oregon Caves National Monument, and the Grayback Interpretive Trail #1204 (accessible).
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to More Difficult|
Alerts & Warnings
- Butte Fork Trail Bridge in Red Buttes Wilderness Closed Through July 2023
- Effective 7/27: Forest-Wide Stage 1 Fire Restrictions
- Effective 7/22: Wild and Scenic Lower Rogue River Stage 2 Fire Restrictions
- Understanding Parking and Fire Restrictions on the Illinois River
- Bear-Human Interactions on the Rise!
- Seasonal Alcohol Prohibition on Recreation Section of Illinois River