Skookum Creek Campground

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

Skookum Creek Campground is a popular 9 tent-only site campground that provides a starting point for backcountry fishing, hiking, or equestrian use.

The Erma Bell Lakes Trail starts here, and is a portal into the Three Sisters Wilderness. This trail is maintained to be accessible for wheelchair users, although it is very challenging.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the 2022 season.
Reservations: No advance reservations. All sites are first come first serve.
Area Amenities: Toilets
  • Single Campsites -$5 per vehicle, per day
  • Day Use - $5 per vehicle, per day
Campsite must be occupied every night paid, and fees must be paid within 30 minutes of arrival. Download the mobile app prior to your trip so you can pay the overnight fee onsite with Scan and Pay.
Open Season: Early June, weather dependent - Late October, weather dependent
Usage: Medium
Best Season: August-October
Busiest Season: July, August
  • No trailer facilities
  • Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
  • Camping is not allowed more than 14 days in a 60 day period.
  • Check-in time: 2:00 pm or later. Check-out time: 1:00 pm 
  • Use of chainsaws in the campground is prohibited
  • Dogs MUST be on leash at all times within the campground
Closest Towns: Oakridge, Oregon (40 miles)
Water: No water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment
Operated By: Willamette National Forest
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger District
46375 Highway 58
Westfir, OR 97492

General Information


Approximately 40 miles northeast of Oakridge, Oregon.

From Oakridge, Oregon: Beginning at the intersection of Crestview Street and Oregon State Highway 58 (at the only traffic light along Highway 58 in Oakridge), travel west on State Highway 58 for 2.1 miles. Turn right onto the Westfir-Oakridge Road and follow for 1.3 miles. At the junction with the Westfir Road (which crosses a steel truss bridge on your left) continue to the right and drive to the center of the former logging town of Westfir. At the four-way intersection, continue straight onto Forest Road 19/Aufderheide Drive. Continue approximately 32 miles to the junction with Forest Road 1957 on your right (note that just beyond 1957 is the Box Canyon Guard Station and Box Canyon Horse Camp).  Turn right onto Forest Road 1957, and travel 3.6 miles to its end at a large parking area.  


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Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.

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Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

  • Tent sites. Campsites are a short walk-in from a common parking area.
  • NO trailer facilities
No. of Sites 9 tent only.
Reservation Info No reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
No. of Accessible sites Tent sites, restroom

Day Hiking

Horse Riding



Toilets: Vault

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4,500 feet