Chinquapin Group Campground

Area Status: Open

The large meadow at the Chinquapin Group Campground makes a great location for group events such as reunions, church camps, school field trips and scouting events.

Within a short walking distance there are swimming areas in Grayback Creek and creek side trails with meadows, marshes, spring wildflowers, wildlife and berry picking.

Visitors can continue 10 miles east on Highway 46 and visit Oregon Caves National Monument for a tour of one of the few marble caves in the world.


  • Can accomodate up to 75 people
  • Picnic tables, and fire pits
  • Drinking water
  • No electricity
  • Vault toiled
  • No garbage disposal - Please pack it out

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations - Entrance is locked. A combination is provided in reservation confirmation letter.
Fees: $75/night (NOTE: This is a group camp; the price reflects the rental of the whole site.)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Wild Rivers Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:

The Chinquapin Group Campground is located at the former site of the Camp Oregon Caves Civilian Conservation Corps camp. During the Great Depression from 1933 - 1941 the Camp Oregon Caves Civilian Conservation Corps camp was home to over 200 youth who worked on projects in the Siskiyou National Forest and the Oregon Caves National Monument. Today, the only structure currently remaining at the site is the historic Grayback Ranger Station, constructed by Civilian Conservation Corps crews around 1936 and located immediately adjacent to the Chinquapin Group Campground. The large Port-Orford cedar tree located near the back of the parking area was dedicated in 2011 as the 56th Oregon State Heritage Tree and is a living reminder of the Civilian Conservation Corps and Camp Oregon Caves Civilian Conservation Corps camp.


From Cave Junction, OR, take the Redwood Highway 199 east to Highway 46 towards Oregon Caves National Monument. Continue on Highway 46 for approximately 10.5 miles and just 0.25 mile past the Grayback Campground on the left is Cedar Guard Station. Chinquapin Group Campground is located behind Cedar Guard Station and is accessed through the gate immediately to the right (east) of Cedar Guard Station. 

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