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OREGON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
HILLS CREEK RESERVOIR
NATIONAL FOREST ROAD #21
DIAMOND PEAK ROAD / RIGDIN ROAD
WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Road#21
Road#21

From the junction of NF Road #23 and #21

Warner Mtn.
Summit Lake
Timpanogas Lake
Roseburg
Highway 138

29
42
43
88
60

Packard Creek
Sand Prairie
Secret
Campers Flat
Sacandaga
Indigo Springs

5
12
18
20
25
29

Road#21 follows the shores of Hill Creek Lake
for about 10-15 miles. Most of the established
campgrounds don't charge fees during the off season.

Road#21 Perfect Camp
Road#21 Perfect camp about 1/2 mile
before junction of Road#2117

Road#21 Perfect Camp
Road#21 Perfect camp about 1/2 mile
before junction of Road#2117

Road#21 Perfect Camp
Road#21 Perfect camp about 1/2 mile
before junction of Road#2117

There is a perfect camp with rope swing
1/2 miles before the junction of Road#2117

Gold Creek
Gold Creek

Gold Creek Road / Road#2117
Gold Creek Road / Road#2117

There is a camp about a mile up Road#2117

There are a couple good camps on Road#2118
Turn at Bingham Boat Ramp. Near the junction
of Road#2118 and Road#479 / Coffee Creek,
are some good camps. Road#2118 is about
10 miles long and connects Road#21 and Road#23.
There are a couple more camps along the water.

Road#2127 going towards Roseburg there is a
good camp, just over the bridge and to your right.
The camp is along the river and surrounded by trees.

Little Pine Openings
Little Pine Openings

LITTLE PINE OPENINGS
N 4334.120
W 12227.795
Road#21 near MP14
On the banks of Middle Fork Willamette River
There are a couple dispersed campsites.

WARNER MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT ROAD
Road 2129
NF Road#2129

Road 2129
NF Road#2129

Road towards Warner Mountain
Road towards Warner Mountain

Warner Ridge Lookout
Warner Ridge Lookout
(Warner Mountain Lookout)

WARNER RIDGE LOOKOUT
(Warner Mountain Lookout)
Warner Ridge lookout is a working fire lookout.
Visitors permitted between 8am - 5pm
Except during lightning and fire conditions.
Lookout is rented November - May
If interested in renting the lookout
Contact the Middle Fork Ranger District
541-782-2283

Road W5209 Lake
Road W5209

About a mile before Warner Mountain Lookout
is Road#W5209. It is 3/4 mile long and leads to a
mountain lake. About as perfect as it gets. There
is a small campsite. Not recommended for large
vehicles.

View of lake from Road#439
View of lake from Road#439

Road 445
NF Road#445

If driving up Road#2129 towards Warner Mountain,
you will see Road#445 to the right. It just goes about
1/8 mile with a nice camp on top of the ridge.

NF Road#270 is on Road#21 between milepost 21
and 22. Go up Road#270 and just a short distance
you will see Road#288, and there is a great camp
around the bend. You can stay on Road#270 and
there are more camps along the way.

Another good camp is just before the entrance to
Sacandaga Campground. Turn right just before the
fee area(Middle Fork Trail No. 3609) and it's a couple
hundred yards. Even has picnic tables(2) and a cement
parking pad.

Middle Fork Willamette River
Middle Fork Willamette River
From Road#2143 / Echo Creek Road

About a mile past Sacandaga Campground is
Road#2143 / Echo Creek Road. About 1/2 mile
at the bridge over Middle Fork Willamette River
there are a couple camp areas on both sides of
the road. Turn right and there is a camp with a
rope swing. To the left is Camp xx on the
river's bank.

From the junction of NF Road #21 and #2143

Highway 58
Oakridge

Summit Lake
Timpangas Lake

26
27

15.4
16.4

Near Swift Creek on Road#391 / W5523
there is a camp.

Indigo Springs
Indigo Springs... not the best photo.

INDIGO SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
Near Milepost 29

View fron Road#2120
View from Road#2120

ESTABLISHED CAMPGROUNDS
PACKARD CREEK CAMPGROUND $14.00
SAND PRAIRIE CAMPGROUND $12.00
Oregon Central Military Wagon Road
The old road at Sand Prairie Campground
is probably a portion of the Wagon Road
constructed in 1865-66
YOUNGS FLAT CAMPGROUND
Youngs Flat Campground is free,
but kind of cheesy and beat up.
It is next to the main road
SECRET CAMPGROUND $10.00
Between milepost 18-19
CAMPER'S FLAT CAMPGROUND $10.00
Water pump
Elevation 2000'
Near milepost 20 (Between MP19-20)
SACANDAGA CAMPGROUND $8.00
Road#279
Picnic tables, BBQ Grills, metal firerings, outhouse
Hand water pump.
There is a nice camp if you turn just before
the campground. See above.
INDIGO SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
Free campground at Indigo Springs.
(More information above)
TIMPANDAS LAKE CAMPGROUND $8.00
Road#399
Beautiful campground...
There are several other established
campgrounds that are not listed...
(Fees last updated: 2006)

Road#21 Flowers
Road#21 Flowers

LEMOLO LAKE
Continue on Road#21 and Diamond Drive.
Lemolo lake has both established campgrounds
and dispersed camping areas. Within a couple miles
of Lemolo Lake are some mountain lakes and springs
offering some great camping opportunities.


Hills Creek Dam
Photo from Road #23
(About 1/2 mile from the Jct. of Road#21)

HILLS CREEK DAM
LATITUDE: N 4342.425
LONGITUDE: W 12225.717
(GPS from top of Hills Creek Dam)
Hills Creek Dam and Reservoir near Oakridge, OR.

DIRECTIONS:
About 2 miles east of Oakridge on Hwy.58
Turn south on NF Road#23.
There is an information board about 1/8 mile
The Junction of NF Road#21 is 1/2 miles.

Road#21 is not maintained for snow and ice.

Bear in tree
Bear in tree
(About 30 feet distance)

We were parked when a bear came into
the camp. He was more scared of us and
ran up the tree. Photo is dark and blurred,
because of low lighting conditions..

Saw another bear on Road#21 near Indigo
Springs Campground in August 2006.
It was from a longer distance and the bear
was just crossing the road.

BEAR FACTS

Cheapest gas is in Springfield near I-5
Cheapest gas on I-5 southbound at Creswell
or I-5 northbound at Eugene, Albany or Salem.

Turkeys
Wild Turkeys on Hwy.58 in Oakridge

Also see: AUFDERHEIDE FOREST DRIVE
Also see:
FALL CREEK LAKE
Also see:
INDIGO SPRINGS
Also see:
LAVA FLOW CAMPGROUND
Also see:
LEMOLO LAKE
Also see:
LOGGERS BUTTE CAMP
Also see:
SALMON CREEK ROAD
Also see:
SCAREDMAN BLM REC.SITE
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#090
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#4260
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#4280
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#4370
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#44

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Google custom map by Ian with most of the
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Office Bridge
Office Bridge in West Fir, Oregon

Blackberries July 16, 2006
Blackberries July 16, 2006

Camped here October 9-20, 2005

Road#2120 Dandelions... bad news
Road#2120 Dandelions... bad news.

Road#2120 Flowers full of insects.
Road#2120 Flowers full of insects...

Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms
Chicken of the Woods Mushroom

Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms
Chicken of the Woods Mushroom
Somebody harvested these mushrooms and
left them to waste... we arranged them on this
moss covered log for photo purposes.

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Tunnel on Hwy.58 / MP56-57
Just west from Salt Creek Falls.
Photo through windshield of vehicle at 55 mph.

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OREGON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST
HILLS CREEK RESERVOIR