Kelsay Valley Campground / Trailhead


Kelsay Valley Trailhead Vicinity Map

Kelsay Valley Trailhead Vicinity Map.

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

This campground and trailhead is located along the Wild and Scenic North Umpqua River where it rushes through a lush high Cascade meadow. Spring arrives late in the high country and it is welcomed here with an explosion of colors. Purples, reds, yellows, greens, and white are arranged in a riotous bouquet. This site is designed to accommodate pack and saddle use as well as standard camping.

This site provides access to Porcupine Connect Trail 1412A, which connects to the North Umpqua Trail 1414 and Windigo Pass Trail 1412.

The Lucile Lake Trail #1459 (area is unavailable), Maidu Lake Loop Trail, and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000.


  • 5 campsites with picnic tables and fire pits
  • 10 campsites with picnic table, fire pit, and horse corral
  • Camp host on site
  • Vault toilet
  • No drinking water
  • Limited garbage disposal - Please pack it out

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 01/20/2023: Closed for the season.
Reservations: 5 of the 15 sites can be reserved through The remaining sites are first come, first served.
  • $10 for campsite
  • $5 for extra vehicle
Usage: Light
  • 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
  • Wilderness restrictions apply within Mt. Thielsen Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Roseburg, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Diamond Lake Ranger District

General Information

  • Maximum vehicle length: 20 feet

General Notes:
  • No campground host


From Roseburg, OR, travel east on OR-138 / Diamond Lake Boulevard for about 74 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road 60 (Windigo Pass Road). Follow for 4.5 miles, and then turn right onto Forest Road 6000-958. Drive 1.5 miles to the end of the road to Kelsay Valley Horse Camp and Trailhead

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Hiking, pack and saddle

  • Serves as the trailhead for the North Umpqua Trail which connects with the Lucile Lake trail, Tolo Creek Trail and the Pacific Crest National Scenic trail

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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4,170 feet