Flumet Flat Group Campground


The large meadow at the Flumet Flat Group Campground makes a great location for group events such as reunions, church camps, school field trips and scouting events. Located in southwest Oregon on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, the campground's proximity to a hiking trails and scenic waterways provides visitors with access to a multitude of recreational activities.

Natural Features:

Within a short walking distance, there are swimming and fishing areas on the Applegate River. The Gin Lin National Recreation Trail, with a self-guided tour of 19th century mining, is located just south of Flumet Flat. It offers a 3/4 mile loop, with trail markers that correspond to the information in the brochure. History, spring wildflowers, wildlife, and a view looking down on the Applegate River make this a popular year-round attraction. Beware of rattlesnakes, ticks, and poison oak, which commonly occur in the Applegate Valley.


Flumet Flat Group Campground offers outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to hike, fish, hunt and enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities throughout the year. A handful of hiking trails are accessible from the campground and in the surrounding areas. The nearby Mule Mountain Trail offers a special opportunity to access the hillsides above the Applegate Valley and witness the seasonal changes in wildlife activity. It is a long-distance hike, winding up and around the arid ridges of the Oregon Siskiyous. In the spring, dwarf star tulips, lilies, shooting stars, larkspurs and buttercups puncture the needle and leaf mat and adorn the grass floor. Nearby, Applegate Lake is a popular recreation lake, located north of the spectacular Red Buttes Wilderness Area. The lake is popular for swimming, boating, canoeing, and fishing. In the area around the lake, visitors can enjoy mountain biking, road cycling, and hiking the various trails.


Flumet Flat Group Campground offers a large, reservable group site that has individual spurs for tents and trailers. The site is equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings and a vault toilet. No water or electricity is available at the site.

Nearby Attractions:

The United States Congress designated the Red Buttes Wilderness in 1984 and it now includes a total of 19,940 acres. Management of the Red Buttes Wilderness, located on the California/Oregon border, is shared by the Klamath National Forest and the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. The majority of the Wilderness lies within the boundaries of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations must be made online at www.recreation.gov
Fees $75.00/ night
Closest Towns:
  • Ruch, OR
  • Jacksonville, OR
  • Medford, OR
  • Grants Pass, OR
Water: No water is available on-site.
Restroom: One Vault Toilet

General Information


From Jacksonville, OR, travel west on Highway 238 for 8.1 miles to Ruch, OR. Turn left onto Upper Applegate Road and travel 9.6 miles to Palmer Creek Road. Turn right on to Palmer Creek Road, and travel 0.5 mile to the Flumet Flat Group Campground, entrance on the right.

General Notes:
Know Before You Go
  • Electric hookups are not available.
  • Visitors must bring their own drinking water.
  • Store food properly so not to attract wildlife.
  • This is a group campground; the entire campground must be rented.
  • The gate is locked; the combination for the lock will be provided in the confirmation letter.



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