The following campgrounds listed by ranger district will stay open as indicated unless closed earlier by snow: Diamond Lake Ranger District (541-498-2531): Toketee Lake Campground will be open year-around. Diamond Lake, Thielsen View, Poole Creek, East Lemolo, Bunker Hill, Inlet, Kelsay Valley, and Howlock Mountain Horse Camp will be open until October 31. Clearwater Falls and Whitehorse Falls will be open until November 15.
North Umpqua Ranger District (541-496-3532): Campgrounds open year-round are Boulder Flat, Steamboat Falls, Island, and Wright Creek. Bogus Creek, Twin Lakes, Lake in the Woods, Hemlock Lake, Hemlock Meadows, Canton Creek, White Creek, and Coolwater will remain open until October 31. The following campgrounds will close on September 30: Eagle Rock, Horseshoe Bend, Apple Creek, and Wolf Creek Campground. Williams Creek Campground remains closed until further notice due to hazard trees.
Tiller Ranger District (541-825-3100): Boulder Creek, Cover, Devil’s Flat, Dumont, Threehorn, South Umpqua Falls, Three C Rock, Ash Flat, and Camp Comfort are open year-around. While the $5.00 fee at South Umpqua Falls is suspended for the “off season,” donations are being accepted until the fee goes back into effect on Memorial Day weekend next year.
Cottage Grove Ranger District (541-767-5000): Lund, Mineral, and Hobo campgrounds are open year-around.
Shelters and trailheads will remain open through the end of October. In addition, each district has dispersed camping locations where fees are not charged. Contact the local ranger stations for more information. Forest roads are not maintained for winter travel. Visitors are advised to be prepared for cold and wet conditions, to check weather forecasts before heading out to the forest, and to carry the appropriate supplies and equipment for safe travel.
There are currently no public-use restrictions in effect on the Umpqua National Forest, however, the fire danger remains “High.” We encourage folks to take advantage of these final weeks of summer to get outdoors and enjoy the recreational opportunities but ask that you use caution when building fires, smoking or using any spark emitting equipment such as chainsaws and OHV’s.