Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest opens more campgrounds, recreation areas

Multiple campgrounds and other sites throughout the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest are opening to public access over the next several weeks.

Posted: Jun 29, 2020 5:38 PM
Updated: Jun 29, 2020 5:39 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — While state and local campsites and recreation areas have largely reopened after closing down in accordance with Governor Brown's "Stay Home, Save Lives" order in March, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest (RRSNF) is now catching up and opening more sites to the public.

“We are pleased to offer additional site openings in time for families to enjoy over the July 4 holiday. When recreating on public lands, please follow current fire restrictions and remember, no fireworks are allowed on public lands," said Michelle Ahearn, Forest Recreation Program Manager.

RRSNF said that some recreation site openings were delayed due to issues with water systems and hazard tree removal, but now a more solid reopening schedule is available.

"Be prepared and aware of your surroundings when visiting the outdoors; bring any necessary supplies with you and pack out what you have brought in," officials said. "Some services, such as toilets, potable water, trash service, etc. may not yet be available, depending on the location. Fee collections will be delayed at some sites."

"Leave No Trace" principles are highly recommended for visitors to any of these sites or facilities.

Many sites have already reopened, and more will become available throughout the month of July:

  • June 15 Campground/Recreation Site Openings
    • High Cascades Ranger District: Jim Creek Group Campground
  • June 18 Campground/Recreation Site Openings
    • High Cascades Ranger District: Natural Bridge Interpretive Site, Rogue Gorge Interpretive Site
  • June 19 Campground/Recreation Site Openings
    • Gold Beach Ranger District: Lobster Creek Campground, Foster Bar Campground
    • Powers Ranger District: Sunshine Bar, Butler Bar Campground, Laird Lake Campground
  • June 22 Campground/Recreation Site Openings
    • High Cascades Ranger District: Union Creek Wayside
  • June 24 Campground/Recreation Site Openings
    • High Cascades Ranger District: Lodgepole Cabin Recreation Rental, Willow Prairie Cabin Recreation Rental, Imnaha Cabin Recreation Rental, Big Elk Guard Station Recreation Rental.
  • June 25 Campground/Recreation Site Openings
    • Wild Rivers Ranger District: Grayback Campground
  • June 26 Campground/Recreation Site Openings
    • Gold Beach Ranger District: Quosatana Creek Campground, Foster Bar SCAT machine at boat ramp.
    • Powers Ranger District: Sru Lake Campground, Buck Creek Campground, in addition to all other Powers Campgrounds.
  • July 1 Campground/Recreation Site Openings
    • Wild Rivers Ranger District: Bolan Lookout
    • Siskiyou Mountain Ranger District: Beaver Sulphur Campground, Flumet Flat Campground, Wrangle Campground, Squaw Peak Lookout.
    • High Cascades Ranger District: Natural Bridge Campground (tentative; hazard tree removal needed)
  • July 8 Campground/Recreation Site Openings
    • High Cascades Ranger District: Imnaha Campground, River Bridge Campground, South Fork Campground (these campground openings are tentative; hazard tree removal is needed at each of these facilities).
  • July 15 Campground/Recreation Site Openings
    • High Cascades Ranger District: Beaver Dam Campground, Daley Creek Campground, (these campground openings are tentative; hazard tree removal is needed at each of these facilities).
  • July 31 Campground/Recreation Site Openings
    • Gold Beach Ranger District: Ludlum House Recreation Rental
  • (Recreation Sites Currently Open)
    • High Cascades Ranger District: Abbott Creek Campground, Doe Point Campground & Day Use, Farewell Bend Campground, Fish Lake, Fish Lake Resort and Fish Lake Campground; Fourbit Ford Campground, Mill Creek Campground, Muir Creek dispersed recreation area, North Fork Campground, North Fork Little Butte Creek dispersed recreation area, Union Creek and Union Creek Campground

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