Poole Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
Poole Creek Single Campsite

Situated in a mixed stand of lodgepole pine, mountain hemlock and Shasta red fir, this campground hugs the west shore of Lemolo Lake, just south of the eponymous Poole Creek. Lemolo Lake is also the highest reservoir on the North Umpqua River. This campground is popular with a variety of outdoor enthusiasts, offering fishing opportunities throughout much of the year and wildlife viewing during all seasons.


  • 60 campsites with picnic tables and fire pits
  • 1 group site
  • Drinking water
  • 6 vault toilets
  • Boat ramp (standard amenity fee)
  • Swimming beach
  • Garbage disposal

Poole Creek Campground Along the Water

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open first-come, first-served until June 7, when reserverations begin. 
Reservations: Reservations can be made at www.recreation.gov for stays June through August. First come, first served in May, Sept, and Oct.
  • $15 for campsite
  • $20 for double campsite
  • $5 for extra vehicle
Usage: 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: Roseburg, OR
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

General Notes:
  • Campground host available (Campground host volunteer opportunities available at Volunteer.gov)

Other Nearby Recreation Opportunities

Lemolo Lake is situated in the Oregon Cascades National Recreation Area, which also includes Diamond Lake, and includes dozens of trailheads. Many trails leading from this area cross into wilderness areas or even nearby Crater Lake National Park, both of which have special use restrictions for visitors inside the boundaries. Be aware and plan ahead if your hiking, hunting, or mountain biking trip is likely to take you more than a few miles from the trailhead.

  • Accessible campsites
  • Accessible restrooms

  • Maximum vehicle length: 35 feet (travel trailer up to 30 feet and recreation vehicles up to 35 feet)


From Roseburg, OR, travel east on OR-138 / Diamond Lake Boulevard for 72 miles and turn left onto Forest Road 2610 (Bird's Point Road). Proceed 4 miles and turn right at the Poole Creek Campground sign. The campground is located on the right side of the road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Boating, fishing, hiking, swimming, waterskiing

  • Hiking trails nearby for Lemolo Falls, the North Umpqua River and the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
  • The lake contains Kokanee, Eastern Brook, and a few Rainbow trout. Large German brown trout are wild native fish and can be taken on troll and fly.
  • Waterskiing is a popular activity on portions of the lake.
  • The lake depth exceeds 100 feet in places.

Lake and Pond Fishing

  • The lake contains Kokanee, Eastern Brook, and a few Rainbow trout. Large German brown trout are wild native fish and can be taken on troll and fly.

Day Hiking


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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4,150 feet