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OREGON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
SALMON CREEK ROAD
NATIONAL FOREST ROAD #24
WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST
LATITUDE: N 43°45.201
LONGITUDE: W 122°24.281
(GPS from first campsite at milepost 2)
Elevations around 1500'
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Willamette National Forest
Photo from NF Road#18

Through moss covered forests with streams, lakes
and rivers, you can find some good campsites. You
feel like a million miles from nowhere, going to see
very limited amount of cars and people. This is what
camping should be...

Salmon Falls
Salmon Falls Campground

CAMPSITES ARE NOT LISTED IN ORDER,
All these camps are next to a creek or lake...
It is pointless to make a map, just drive down
Road#24 and find your own camp.

Milepost 2 Firepit
Milepost 2 Campsite and Firepit

Milepost 2.1
LATITUDE: N 43°45.201
LONGITUDE: W 122°24.281
There is a little campsite just past milepost 2

Milepost xx
LATITUDE: N 43°xx
LONGITUDE: W 122°xx
The first turn about 1/8 mile past Salmon Creek Falls
Campground. About a hundred yards you come to a
big opening and camp area. Follow the road to the
right about another hundred yards and there is a more
secluded camp area. There are a couple small patches
of blackberry bushes.

Milepost xx
LATITUDE: N 43°xx
LONGITUDE: W 122°xx
At the junction of Road#24 and Road#2408 are
some good camps. Take Road#2408 over the bridge
crossing Salmon Creek for about 1/8 mile and you'll
see the camps to the right and left. The roads are
maintained and it is easy access.

Milepost 8.2
LATITUDE: N 43°47.812
LONGITUDE: W 122°18.637
Wall Creek/ Road#231 / Blair Lake Junction.
The road is tough, obstacles such as big tree roots
and dips make it a challenge, but a passenger car
can maneuver the path with a little caution and
experience. This is our preferred site, but there
are a lot of other camps just as good. There is
another camp on the other side of the bridge.

Milepost 8.2 / Road#1934
LATITUDE: N 43°47.988
LONGITUDE: W 122°18.732
Take Road#1934 about 1/4 mile and there is a
little campsite on Wall Creek.

Milepost 11.5
LATITUDE: N 43°46.918
LONGITUDE: W 122°15.173
Just past the junction of Road#2418
Nice grassy parking area with trail to Salmon Creek.
This is our favorite campsite on Road#24
Rough and narrow access road...

More campsites about 1 mile before
Road#24 turns to dirt. (14 miles from Oakridge).

MILEAGE CHART FROM:
JUNCTION of ROAD#24 and ROAD#2408

Blair Lake
Salmon Creek Trail
Black Creek Trail
Spirit Lake Trail
Winchester Trail

Highway 58 (via Road#2408)

11
15
17
17
17

10

Blair Lake Campground
Blair Lake

BLAIR LAKE CAMPGROUND
LATITUDE: N 43°xx
LONGITUDE: W 122°xx
Road#24 just past Wall Creek, take Road#1934
About 5 miles take Road#733 for 1 1/2 mile.
Blair Lake on Road#733
There are signs marking the way.
Established campground with limited parking
Most of the campsites are designed for tents.

Blair Lake Campground
Sign... keep the campground clean.

There are no fees during the off season.
Blair Lake is 17 miles from Oakridge

Wild Flowers - June 21, 2006
Wild Flowers - June 21, 2006

Wild Flowers
Wild Flowers - June 12, 2006

Wild Flowers - July 15, 2006
Wild Flowers - July 15, 2006

Wildflowers making their presence known
with vivid explosions of color painting the
side of the road.

Mushrooms on Road 24
Mushrooms on Road#24

Mushrooms on Road 24
Mushrooms on Road#24

Mushrooms on Road 24
Mushrooms on Road#24

Mushrooms are everywhere...
More photos in the future.

LITTER HALL OF SHAME
Litter
KIPLING D. McCONKEY

Kipling D. McConkey's garbage...
Every direction you look is trash,
including in the river...
MORE

ESTABLISHED CAMPGROUNDS
SALMON FALLS CAMPGROUND
Water during summer months.
$12.00

The pavement ends in 14.5 miles.
If you continue straight on Road#2421
6 1/2 miles is Joe Goddard's Nature Trail
and Louise Creek Bridge.
Road#2421 ends in 8 miles.
No camp areas on Road#2421

Louise Creek Bridge
Louise Creek Bridge at Joe Goddard's Nature Trailhead

LOUISE CREEK BRIDGE
Built in 1959 and is the last log
vehicular bridge remaining on
the Oakridge Ranger District

JOE GODDARD'S NATURE TRAIL#3690
ANIMALS IN THIS AREA

Deer
Elk
Muskrat
Bobcat
Red Fox
Coyote
Beaver
Mnt. Beaver
Water Rat
Deer Mouse

Snowshoe Hare
Coast Mole
Otter
Marsh Shrew
Raccoon
Striped Skunk
Cougar
Lumpnosed Bat
Pocket Gopher
Black Bear

PLANTS IN THIS AREA

Snow Dewberry
West Red Cedar
Pacific Yew
Vine Maple
Grand fir
Oregon Grape
Douglas Fir
West Hemlock
Sword Fern
Wild Rose

Blackberry
Elderberry
Strawberry
F. Solomonseal
Vinilla Leaf
Thimbleberry
Red Current
Tanzy Ragwort
Lyall's Anenome
Cow Parnip

Mosquitoes are making their presence.
Wildflowers exploding in color and the
strawberries are incredible on the taste
buds. Small but packed with flavor.
July 14, 2006

There is a nice little camp on Highway 58, east from
Oakridge at milepost 42. There is a creek and moss
covered trees, feel right at home.

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

UPDATE:
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..

BEAR FACTS

DIRECTIONS:
From Oakridge take Hwy.58 east about 3 miles
Turn towards the Fish Hatchery
A couple miles, it will run into NF Road#24.
Road#24 is lined with good camping spots.
Road#24 is 14.5 miles paved, then turns to dirt.
From Oakridge (Mountain View Plaza / Ray's)
Turn on Crestview to E.1st Street
Turn right on E.1st Street and it turns into Road#24

ROAD CONDITIONS:
Road#24 is paved surface...
Spur roads and access to dispersed campsites are
dirt and gravel surfaces. Rough and narrow...
Not recommended for RVs

Ray's grocery store in Oakridge has a good selection
of fresh produce and the prices are decent.

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.

If you have a map, Big Falls Creek Road / Road#18
sticks out like a sore thumb, with many established
campgrounds and recreation areas. Mostly it is a
fee area with limited dispersed camping.
DOLLEY VARDEN CAMPGROUND $10.00
BROKEN BOWL CAMPGROUND $14.00
BIG POOL CAMPGROUND
BEDROCK CAMPGROUND $10.00
PUMA CAMPGROUND $12.00
Puma has a hand water pump.

Also see: AUFDERHEIDE FOREST DRIVE
Also see:
FALL CREEK LAKE
Also see:
HILL CREEK LAKE
Also see:
INDIGO SPRINGS
Also see:
LAVA FLOW CAMPGROUND
Also see:
LEMOLO LAKE
Also see: LOGGERS BUTTE CAMP
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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Hills Creek Dam
Photo from Road #23
(About 1/2 mile from the Jct. of Road#21)

HILLS CREEK DAM
LATITUDE: N 43°42.425
LONGITUDE: W 122°25.717
(GPS from top of Hills Creek Dam)
Hills Creek Dam and Reservoir near Oakridge, OR.

Turkeys
Wild Turkeys on Hwy.58 in Oakridge

Camped here October 7-8, 2005
Camped here October 21, 2005
Camped here June 11, 2006
Camped here July 14-15, 2006
Camped here July 21, 2006
And many more times...

Office Bridge
Office Bridge in West Fir, Oregon

Blackberries July 16, 2006
Blackberries July 16, 2006

Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms
Chicken of the Woods Mushroom
Near Cline Clark Day Use Area on Road#21

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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TOURIST PHOTOS


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

Chemtrails
Funny clouds... from horizon to horizon
was this cloud about 20 miles long.

Chemtrails
More funny clouds - Sept.17, 2006

Chemtrails
And more... Sept.17, 2006

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Free campgrounds and camping
OREGON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
NATIONAL FOREST ROAD #24
SALMON CREEK ROAD
WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST