Grayback Campground

Area Status: Open
Grayback Creek

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
  • $15 for campsite
  • $5 for additional vehicle
Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Medium
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.
  • Campfires in developed fire pits only
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Dogs must be on leash
  • OHV/ATV use prohibited in the campground
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days
Closest Towns:
  • Cave Junction, OR
  • Grants Pass, OR
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Wild Rivers Ranger District

General Information


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

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

  • 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.

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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