South Fork Camping and Day Use Area

Area Status: Open

This is a dispersed campsite for tents and small trailers is located at the confluence of South Fork Chetco with the main stem of the Wild and Scenic Chetco River.  Enjoy summer fun in the crystal clear waters of this outstanding river.

Upper South Fork Camp provides a more secluded location along the South Fork Chetco River.

Lower South Fork Camp provides a larger area with access to both the South Fork and main stem Chetco River.


  • Camp where you want
  • No picnic table
  • No fire pits
  • No campground host
  • No drinking water
  • Portable toilet
  • No garbage disposal - Please pack it out

At a Glance

Reservations: First come, first served
  • $10 for each vehicle
Usage: Medium
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 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:
  • Brookings, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Gold Beach Ranger District

General Information


From Brookings, Oregon, turn off US Highway 101 onto the North Bank Chetco River Road (County Road 784). This becomes Forest Road 1376. South Fork Camps are approximately 8 miles from the Forest boundary on Forest Road 1376.

General Notes:
  • Map Location: Township 39 South, Range 12 West, Section 8/9

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Road Cycling

Campground Camping

Dispersed Camping

  • Camp where you want
  • Tents and small trailers only

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing License

Oregon state fishing license required. See Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for more information.

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Viewing Wildlife

OHV Road Riding

Target Shooting

  • Snaketooth Shooting Range on 1107 Road




Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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150 feet