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CAMPGROUND NAME: Big Pine

VISIT DATE: 08/12/2005

UPDATE DATE:  3/26/2015

STATE: Oregon

REGION: Pacific Northwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Wild Rivers - Galice Office

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Merlin

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
From Merlin, OR, at intersection of Merlin, Galice, and Pleasant
Valley Roads, take Galice Rd. 8.5 miles to Forest Rt. 25 sign. 
Turn left at sign onto Rt. 25 (Briggs Valley Rd.) and go 12.4
miles to campground on right.

NOTE: Forest Rt. 25 is a paved, single-lane road with turnouts.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 2,100 ft.

The campground is a single loop through a majestic stand of 
beautiful fir and Ponderosa pine trees.  Most of these trees are
big and grand specimens, giving the campground lots of character. 
A variety of deciduous trees provide fair to good privacy and
nice fall colors.  Several campsites back up to Myers Creek and
some parking aprons are not level making leveling RVs a
challenge.  The campground has a tranquil, elfen feel.  Exploring
the Big Pine Loop Trail is a must do.

This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open Memorial Day weekend through October - weather dependent

NOTE: 2015 - Campground closed due to camper safety concerns; Contact
ranger district office for status. 

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $5 per day - May through June 2
no charge - June 3 through October
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 3
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10
   
   Total Sites: 13

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: No
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 13
No. Grilles on Sites: 13
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 42'

Comments:
The parking aprons are dirt.  Grey water disposal sites are
located throughout campground.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1
  No. Threaded: 0

Comments:
The water spigot is a handpump.

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING
Big Pine Loop (foot) - 2 miles
Sunshine Loop (foot) - 0.5 miles
Challenge Loop (foot) - 0.75
Creek Loop (foot) - 0.2 miles
Big Pine Spur (foot, horse & mountain bike) - provides 	      
access to a network of trails.

FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Bolan Lake VISIT DATE: 08/13/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/26/2015 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Wild Rivers - Illinois Valley Office NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cave Junction RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Cave Junction, OR, at intersection of US Rt. 199 and State Rt. 46, take Rt. 46 east and go 1.7 mile to Holland Loop Rd. Turn right onto Holland Loop Rd. and go 1.8 miles to an intersection. Turn right onto Takilma Rd. and go 4.6 miles to another intersection. Turn left onto Happy Camp Rd. and go 12.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left after sign onto Forest Rt. 4812 and go 4 miles to another campground sign. Continue straight onto Bolan Lake Rd. (Forest Rt. 040) and go 1 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right, continueing on Rt. 040, and go 0.5 miles to campground. NOTE: The last 5.5 miles are gravel, single-lane. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,400 ft. This tent campground hugs the shore of the little olive-green Bolan Lake. Since no motors are permitted on the lake, it is considered an excellent canoeing lake. Located in a natural bowl and surrounded by a dense growth of fir trees, most campsites have ample shade and good views. However, the sites tend to be rocky with few level places for pitching a tent. The drive to campground is very scenic. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 15 through Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $5 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Bolan Lake is 4 acres - excellent canoeing lake. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Daphne Grove VISIT DATE: 08/20/2005 UPDATE DATE: 6/14/2015 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Powers NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Powers RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Powers, OR, at intersection of 4th Ave and Popular St., take 4th Ave. south and go 14.1 miles to campground on right. NOTE: 4th Ave. becomes Forest Rt. 33. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 800 ft. The campground is a single loop beside the South Fork of Coquille River in a pleasant riparian environment. Most campsites have a grass understory and are provided with good privacy by natural hedges of deciduous trees and shrubs. Towering Douglas fir offer some shade. The abundance of deciduous trees suggest this campground would be a delight in the Fall. Campsites along the river side of campground have no view of river but are within a few feet of it. Look for man-planted redwood (Sequoia) tree in campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Grey water disposal sites are scattered throughout campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Wading possible in river and there are some man-made shallow pools to soak your feet. HIKING Daphne Grove Interpretive Trail (foot) - 0.25 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Eden Valley VISIT DATE: 08/20/2005 UPDATE DATE: 6/15/2015 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Powers NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Powers RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Powers, OR, at intersection of 4th Ave and Popular St., take 4th Ave. south and go 16.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rt. 3348 and go 13.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,400 ft. NOTE: Because of the Blosson Wildfire, the authors did not survey this campground. Most information provided by the Powers Ranger District Office. The campground, best suited for tent campers, is a single loop in a stand of Douglas fir, Alder and cedar trees. Since the campground is considered remote, it less visited, which increases visits by wildlife. The South Fork of Coqille River is a short walk from campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Services provided Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 24' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No Fishing is available above Coquille Falls.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Grayback VISIT DATE: 08/12/2005 UPDATE DATE: 6/14/2015 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Wild Rivers NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cave Junction RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Cave Junction, OR, at intersection of US Rt. 199 and State Rt. 46, take Rt. 46 east and go 11.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,000 ft. Originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the 1930s, the campground has retained much of its charm. Huge grand old trees provide ample shade, which along with Sucker Creek, helps keep campground comfortable on even the hottest days. Some campsites overlook the creek. Although the campground features large trees and lots of shade, middlestory is limited and so is privacy. Although the campground has been around a long time, it is reportedly rarely crowded. Firewood is available. A possible day trip is to the Oregon Caves National Monument, about 7 miles southeast of campground SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through September 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 32 Total Sites: 36 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 36 No. Grilles on Sites: 36 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station, available for a fee, is located at Shady Acres RV Park in Cave Junction, OR. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS There is a swimming hole 1/8th of a mile from campground. HIKING Hiking: Yes Comments: Grayback Interpretive Trail (foot) -1 mile FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Quosatana VISIT DATE: 11/04/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2015 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Gold Beach NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Gold Beach RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Gold Beach, OR, take Forest Rt. 33 (not signed - paved road on south side of Rogue River just before bridge) east 14.3 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 100 ft. Campground is composed of two loops - Coho and Chinook. Coho is almost park-like with no understory and fragrant Myrtlewood trees to shade the sites. Chinook feels wilder with berry bushes and Alder trees; some of its sites overlook the Rogue River. The campground is the residence of many ground squirrels, a flock of wild turkeys and a small herd of deer. There is a neatly trimmed grassy area ideal for a pick-up game of soccer, volleyball, etc. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 39 Total Sites: 43 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 43 No. Grilles on Sites: 43 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 49' Comments: Most parking aprons are gravel but some are paved. There are gray water disposal facilities throughout the campground. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: The Rogue River at the campground has no restrictions on water craft use. However, a permit is required on the Wild Section beyond the campground. Contact ranger district office to obtain a permit. HIKING There is an unmarked, paved walkway that circles the campground. FISHING Salmon, Steelhead, Cutthroat trout and Sturgeon. There is a fish cleaning shell in the campground.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sam Brown VISIT DATE: 08/12/2005 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2015 STATE: Oregon REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Wild Rivers - Galice Office NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Merlin RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Merlin, OR, at intersection of Merlin, Galice, and Pleasant Valley Rds, take Galice Rd. 8.5 miles to Forest Rt. 25 sign. Turn left at sign onto Route 25 (Briggs Valley Rd.) and go 13.4 miles to Sam Brown campground sign. Turn right after sign onto Forest Rt. 2512 and go 0.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,000 ft. This attractive campground, on the former Ferrin Ranch land, is a single loop that meanders down a hillside and through a stand of fir and pine, providing ample shade. The campsites are spacious but a limited middlestory provides minimal privacy. A head stone near the picnic area is marked "Sam Brown." Perhaps he was a ranch foreman - no one knows for sure. Although the campground is the hub for several trails, it appears relatively undiscovered. Occasionaly, elk have been sighted in adjacent meadow. The tent sites are all walk-in. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through mid-October - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: no charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 45' Comments: The parking are dirt. Grey water disposal sites are scattered throughout campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: A solar shower house is available. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Briggs Creek Trail #1132 (multi-use) - 9.5 miles Taylor Creek Trail #1142 (multi-use) - 10.25 miles These trails provide access to a network of trails. FISHING - No




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