Watkins Campground


Sites are located on Applegate Lake. There are wheelchair accessible facilities.


  • 14 campsites (tent-sites) with picnic tables, and fire pits
  • 1 group campsite (20-50 people)
  • No drinking water
  • Vault toilet
  • Garbage disposal available during operating season

Seasonal information: The site is free and open during the off-season as a walk-in site (parking at the gate, and proceeding on foot). No services or water are available during the off-season. Please pack out all trash and remember to Leave No Trace.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The site is a walk-in site during the off-season, with no fee required. (Park at the gate and proceed from the gate on foot.) No services or water available during off-season. Please pack out all trash when visiting during the off-season.
Reservations: This area is on a first come, first served basis.
Fees Fees apply during peak season (early-May through mid-September):
  • Campsites (14 available): $15/night
  • Extra vehicle: $5
  • Off-Season: FREE
Usage: Light-Medium
Busiest Season: Summer
  • 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:
  • Jacksonville, OR
  • Ruch, OR
  • Medford, OR
Passes: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Annual, Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age and Golden Access.
Operated By: http://applegatelake.com/home.html
Information Center: This site is operated by a concessionaire. Please contact them with questions: http://applegatelake.com/home.html or by calling (541) 899-9220

General Information


From Ruch, OR, drive south on Upper Applegate Road for 18.5 miles--this will take you 3 miles past Hart-tish Park. Watkins Campground is located on the on the lefthand side of the road. 

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