Fremont-Winema National Forest

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About Fremont-Winema National Forest

Any Cheryl Strayed/Reese Witherspoon fans in the house? Retrace their Wild footsteps in the Fremont-Winema National Forest; part of the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail falls along the forest’s western edge. And the forest certainly is “wild”: the 2.3 million acres of lush green forests and alpine meadows shelter elk, antelope, bobcats, and bears--plus intrepid adventure seekers, like yourself! In the summer, try hiking or biking along the Crane Trail, which offers incredible views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. And don’t fret when the weather turns cold and snowy; Fremont-Winema turns into a winter wonderland! Strap on ski goggles and coast downhill, or rev it up on a snowmobile at the Quartz Mountain Sno-park. Back at camp, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa--with extra marshmallows, thank you very much--and start planning for your next day in Oregon paradise.

Campgrounds in Fremont-Winema

Scott Creek Forest Camp

1. Scott Creek Forest Camp

In life, there’s no such thing as a free ride—except at Scott Creek Forest Camp! Stay for free at one of the six non-reservable campsites at this...

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Aspen Point Campground

2. Aspen Point Campground

Want to go camping near a lake, in the woods? You can at Aspen Point Campground, whose 60 sites are nestled beneath a conifer forest fairly close...

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Odessa Campground

3. Odessa Campground

The Odessa Campground is small--you can (almost) count the number of campsites on one hand--but mighty! Though the camp area is quaint, the...

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Mud Creek Forest Camp

4. Mud Creek Forest Camp

Don’t let the name turn you off—Mud Creek Campground is actually a quiet, scenic spot with secluded campsites on the creek’s bank and stately...

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Natala : I ended up here based on the recommendation from the Ranger in Lakeview that this campground would not disappoint! He was...
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Lofton Reservoir Developed Campground

5. Lofton Reservoir Developed Campground

A shady forest cover and prime fishing location—you don’t need much more than that in a campground, and Lofton Reservoir delivers on both fronts....

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Digit Point Campground

6. Digit Point Campground

For easy access to the beautiful Miller Lake and Mount Thielson Wilderness, staying at Digit Point Campground is your best bet. The 64 campsites...

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Williamson River Campground

7. Williamson River Campground

Fish and frolick in the cool water of the Williamson River all day long when you stay at this campground—the 20 non-reservable campsites sit just...

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Malone Springs Campground

8. Malone Springs Campground

It’s all about the water activities at Malone Springs Campground. You can boat, fish and even paddle the nearby canoe trail. Best of all? You can...

Farm Well Horse Camp Trailhead

9. Farm Well Horse Camp Trailhead

Are you and your equestrian pal ready to do some mountain climbing? Then saddle up at Farm Well Horse Camp Trailhead and take the five mile trail...

Campbell Lake Developed Campground

10. Campbell Lake Developed Campground

If you’re looking for a pristine picnic spot, then Campbell Lake Developed Campground is your best bet. In addition to a swell picnic area, you’ll...

Bunyard Crossing Forest Camp

11. Bunyard Crossing Forest Camp

The fishing’s good in the creek that runs by Bunyard Crossing Forest Camp, so don’t forget your tackle box! A word of warning: avoid parking your...

Lower Buck Creek Forest Camp

12. Lower Buck Creek Forest Camp

Ready to rough it a bit? Then you won’t mind the rustic setting of Lower Buck Creek Forest Camp. You’ll have to pack your own potable water, but...

Upper Buck Creek Forest Camp

13. Upper Buck Creek Forest Camp

The five campsites up for grabs at Upper Buck Creek Forest Camp offer the perfect home base for hiking alongside and fishing in the creek’s gentle...

Happy Camp Developed Campground

14. Happy Camp Developed Campground

Happy Camp Campground is a magical place where every frown turns upside down. Okay, maybe that’s stretching it—but the campground does offer eight...

Silver Creek Marsh Developed Campground

15. Silver Creek Marsh Developed Campground

Cast a line into Silver Creek—when you pull your pole back out, we’d be more surprised if there wasn’t anything wiggling on the other end. Yep,...

Deadhorse Creek Forest Camp

16. Deadhorse Creek Forest Camp

Get a moo-ve on over to this campground whose sites sit along Dairy Creek (see what we did there?). Just check the Deadhorse Creek Forest...

Cottonwood Complex Campground

17. Cottonwood Complex Campground

Get cozy in Cottonwood Complex Campground, where the towering ponderosa pines and aspens provide cool shade, and the nearby Cottonwood Meadow Lake...

Drews Creek Campground

18. Drews Creek Campground

Dip your toes in Drews Creek, or go for the whole shebang at Drews Reservoir, where you can boat, water ski and swim to your heart’s content....

Sunset Campground

19. Sunset Campground

Que up Instagram: perched next to Lake of the Woods with Mt. McLoughlin in the distance, Sunset Campground offers epic photo opps. Come early in...

Lee Thomas Developed Campground

20. Lee Thomas Developed Campground

Pines, meadows and an officially designated “Wild and Scenic” river? You’ll find it all, and more, nearby Lee Thomas Campground. The eight...

Dead Horse Lake Developed Campground

21. Dead Horse Lake Developed Campground

Mountains, water, a pebble beach--it’s no mystery why Dead Horse Campground is full most holidays and weekends. Win the race to one of the 16...

Sandhill Crossing Developed Campground

22. Sandhill Crossing Developed Campground

Pines, meadows and an officially designated “Wild and Scenic” river? You’ll find that all, and more, nearby Sandhill Crossing Developed Campground....

Marster Spring Developed Campground

23. Marster Spring Developed Campground

Fishing and hiking are swell at this popular campground, which sits along the Chewaucan River. The 10 sites here are non-reservable, so arrive...

Willow Creek Campground

24. Willow Creek Campground

You’ll definitely hear the wind in the willows when you camp at Willow Creek Campground. The eight single sites sit right on the bank of the creek,...

Jackson Creek Forest Camp

25. Jackson Creek Forest Camp

In life, there’s no such thing as a free ride—except at Jackson Creek Forest Camp. Stay for free at one of the 11 non-reservable campsites; just...

Walt Haring Sno-Park

26. Walt Haring Sno-Park

Don’t let the name fool you; the campground at Walt Haring Sno-Park is open year round, snow or shine. Hike in the summer or strap on your skis in...

Corral Springs Forest Camp

27. Corral Springs Forest Camp

Get a dose of history with your stay at Corral Springs Forest Campground—the nearby old Klamath Trail was used by Indians and explorers who...

Holbrook Reservoir Forest Camp

28. Holbrook Reservoir Forest Camp

Bring your fishing pole when you stay at Holbrook Reservoir Forest Campground; chances are you’ll catch something good! The six single sites and...

Sevenmile Equestrian Trailhead Horse Camp

29. Sevenmile Equestrian Trailhead Horse Camp

Saddle up! Camp at the Sevenmile Equestrian Trailhead with your trusty steed for easy access to the Sevenmile Trail, which leads into the Sky Lakes...

Clover Creek Trailhead

30. Clover Creek Trailhead

Camp at Clover Creek Trailhead for easy access to perhaps the most breathtaking scenery in all of Fremont-Winema Forest. The trail right outside...

Can Springs Forest Camp

31. Can Springs Forest Camp

Seeking seclusion? Head to Can Springs Forest Camp, where you’ll only have to share the campground with one other neighbor. Yep, you’ll find just...

Deep Creek Forest Camp

32. Deep Creek Forest Camp

Camp at Deep Creek if you want to fill up a bucket full of trophy catches. Yep, the fishing’s good at Deep Creek Campground, and you won’t have to...

Twin Springs Forest Camp

33. Twin Springs Forest Camp

Chill out beneath the pine, fir and aspen at this little slice of heaven. And we do mean little—Twin Springs Forest Camp has just three...

Chewaucan Crossing Trailhead

34. Chewaucan Crossing Trailhead

Camp at Chewaucan Crossing Trailhead for easy access to the Fremont National Recreation Trail and the Chewaucan River. Before you start hiking,...

Vee Lake Trailhead Campground

35. Vee Lake Trailhead Campground

Party of one? Party on! Then amble over to the Vee Lake Trailhead campground, whose single campsite overlooks the Hart Mountain National Wildlife...

Clear Springs Forest Camp

36. Clear Springs Forest Camp

Fish the day away at Clear Springs Forest Camp, whose two non-reservable campsites sit alongside purty Daisy Creek. Just be sure you check the...

Fourmile Lake Campground

37. Fourmile Lake Campground

Lake views, mountain views AND room for your horses? You’ll find it all at Fourmile Lake Campground, nestled beneath the shade of lodgepole pines...

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Melissa: Camping at Fourmile Lake was awesome. We drove a few miles in on a dirt road from hwy 140. The lake was peaceful and private,...
East Bay Developed Campground

38. East Bay Developed Campground

The living (and fishing, and boating) is easy at East Bay Campground, thanks to a prime spot next to the Thompson Reservoir. That means the 18...

Antler Trailhead

39. Antler Trailhead

Bike, hike, horseback ride and oogle at Yamsay Mountain—you can do it all at the campground at Antler Trailhead! Nearby you’ll also find access to...

Pike's Crossing Forest Camp

40. Pike's Crossing Forest Camp

Situated next to the loftily-named Paradise Creek, Pike’s Crossing Forest Camp has a lot to live up to—luckily, this quiet, scenic campground...

Upper Jones Forest Camp

41. Upper Jones Forest Camp

Fish, picnic and camp along the banks of the Chewaucan River at Upper Jones Forest Camp. Check the campground website for closures and alerts...

Dairy Point Developed Campground

42. Dairy Point Developed Campground

Few things in life are free, and camping at Dairy Point Developed Campgrounds is one of them. These five first-come, first-served sites bordering...

Overton Reservoir Forest Camp

43. Overton Reservoir Forest Camp

“Hell is other people”: yay or nay? If you’re inclined to agree with famous French philosopher Satre, then Overton Reservoir Forest Camp is for...

Thompson Reservoir Developed Campground

44. Thompson Reservoir Developed Campground

When you stay at Thompson Reservoir Developed Campground, you’re not pitching a tent next to a dinky little pond. When it’s all filled up, the...

Head of the River Forest Camp

45. Head of the River Forest Camp

The Head of the River Forest Camp is located—you guessed it—at the headwaters of the Williamson River. Fishing, hunting and hiking are popular...

Jones Crossing Forest Camp

46. Jones Crossing Forest Camp

Fish, picnic and camp along the banks of the Chewaucan River at Jones Crossing Forest Camp. Check the campground website for closures and alerts...

Dog Lake Campground

47. Dog Lake Campground

It’s a dog’s life at Dog Lake Campground—meaning you’ll probably do a lot of laying around punctuated by a madcap, muddy dash into the lake to...

Horseglades Trailhead

48. Horseglades Trailhead

The campground at Horseglades Trailhead gives you prime access to the Woods Line Trail, so you can hike to your heart’s content alongside Five Mile...

Cold Spring Trailhead

49. Cold Spring Trailhead

Hikers, rejoice! Camp at Cold Spring Trailhead and you’ll have access to not one, but TWO trails–Cold Spring and South Rock Creek, which both lead...

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Hipcamper Natala

I ended up here based on the recommendation from the Ranger in Lakeview that this campground would not disappoint! He was right! It is in a delightful, remote location at a bit of elevation -- perfect for stargazing and peaceful quiet. Each campsite is HUGE - tons of space. Mine had a private meadow. The forest is expansive -- you can easily find trails to wander on (some created by the cows at pasture). There's a trailhead with official paths ~4 miles from the park entry (2-3 miles away from the camp ground). There's a vault toilet -- which frankly was one of the nicest toilets I'd seen in a park!

Notably this campground is only maintained from June 1 - October 15 -- however, I camped there on October 18th. It was cold...

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Hipcamper Melissa

Camping at Fourmile Lake was awesome. We drove a few miles in on a dirt road from hwy 140. The lake was peaceful and private, with just a few fisherfolk on the shore and in small boats. The sites are right on the lake, maybe 100 ft to the water. We stayed in site #11 for one night after Labor Day. There were a number of other campers, but the sites are far enough away from each other to feel unaccompanied. The water was warm enough to swim on a hot day. There are plenty of pit toilets, surprisingly well kept.

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History of Fremont-Winema National Forest

The Fremont National Forest was established in 1908 and was named for Captain John C. Fremont, the Pathfinder, who was sent to explore this country in 1843. The forest, on a high plateau and containing over one million acres is located in Lake and Klamath Counties in south-central Oregon on the extreme eastern part of the Cascade Mountains.

The Winema National Forest was established in 1961 and was named for a heroine of the Modoc War of 1872 - Woman of the Brave Heart. More than 50 percent of the Forest is comprised of former Klamath Indian Reservation land. Two purchases by the Federal Government - the first in 1963 of about 500,000 acres and the second in 1973 of about 135,000 acres - were combined with portions of three other National Forests to form the Winema National Forest.

Members of the Klamath Tribe reserve specific rights of hunting, fishing trapping, and gathering of forest materials on former reservation land. This forms a unique relationship between Klamath Tribe and the Forest for the management of portions of the Forest.