River Bench Campground


Several walk in campsites along the Illinois River. River Bench Day Use and Campground are located on a lower river terrace, within a forested setting. Must hike down one of two access trails to use.


  • 8 walk in campsites with picnic tables, and fire pits
  • No drinking water
  • Vault toilet within walking distance
  • No garbage disposal - Please pack it out

At a Glance

Reservations: First come, first served
  • $10 for campsite
Usage: Light-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:
  • Selma, OR
  • Grants Pass, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Wild Rivers Ranger District

General Information


From Selma, OR, take Highway 199 to the turn for Illinois River Road 4301. Take that road approximately 7 plus miles to the campground.  Parking is up above the campsites and there are trails to the sites.

General Notes:
  • Restrooms and information boards are located at the upper road near parking.

  • parking is scarce, confined to the upper level, along the edges of the road.

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

  • There are areas for either small groups or large group gatherings.
  • Good area for swimming or just enjoying the river setting.
  • Short drives to several hiking trails, some botanical areas, and large day use area.


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