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About Umpqua National Forest
Campgrounds in Umpqua
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We were on a driving mission down the PCH and finding camp spots along the way. Nestled amongst the trees Horseshoe Bend was a special kind of campground; quiet, foresty, with only the sound of the river running through. There's nothing fancy about this campground, but it does have decent fire pits and picnic tables to put on a good camp dinner.
Insane amounts of mosquitos. Jumping in the (kindof gross) lake was the only escape!
We got lucky and got the last spot here on a Saturday on a summer afternoon. Nice sites. Tons of RVs...expect the hum of generators to cut through the serenity of nature starting around 7:30am.
Very good hiking nearby. Definitely not a bad spot to pitch a tent for a night or two.
Heavily wooded, spaced out campsites make this place special. You get privacy, and if you aren't lucky enough to get a campsite on the lake it's a short walk from all the campsites. Make sure to get there before check-in closes around 8 though, and it is a drive to get to the showers. Very close to crater lake, but if you enter at popular times there is a car backup at the entryway. Would recommend!
Camped here on a road trip from California. Visited Crater lake and headed to this campsite on my way to Portland the next day. Wow was I blown away by the beauty, the sunrise was unreal. I woke up to a gigantic mountain with fresh snow on top. The campsite was easy to find with great bathrooms and showers.
History of Umpqua National Forest
High Cascades glaciation, whitewater rapids and explosive volcanic events have shaped the spectacular scenery and abundant natural resources of the Umpqua National Forest.
The lands were included as part of the Cascade Forest Reserve in 1893. In 1908, Congress designated close to a million acres as the Umpqua National Forest.
The headwaters of the North and South Umpqua rivers and Row River begin on the Forest. Verdant stands of hemlock, true fir, Douglas-fir and cedar transition to lower elevation forests of mixed conifers and hardwoods. The waterways and diverse landscapes of the Forest create desirable habitat for many species of fish and wildlife in addition to providing outstanding recreational opportunities to our local communities and visitors.