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CANAL CREEK, OR

part ofSiuslaw National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: CANAL CREEK (OR)
Status: Closed through Thu May 15 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Canal Creek is a group campground where campers can truly get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse themselves in nature. The facility is comprised of two group campsites, each providing a tranquil, scenic setting.

Natural Features:

Canal Creek flows through the campground, dividing the two sites, which are shaded by Douglas fir and spruce trees. Huckleberry bushes dot the forest floor. Roosevelt elk and bald eagles make their homes in the surrounding area.

The campground is part of Siuslaw National Forest, which extends across the lush forests of the coastal mountains to the Oregon Dunes and beaches of the Pacific Ocean.

Recreation:

Site 001 has a large open space that provides room for sports like soccer, Frisbee and football. Campers are urged to bring sports equipment, as none is provided.

Other activities include fishing and crawfishing, hiking, tubing and swimming. Cutthroat trout inhabit Canal Creek.

Facilities:

Site 001 is accessed by fording the gentle creek. It has a large open field with a picnic shelter, tables and a campfire circle. The site accommodates up to 100 people and 20 vehicles. RVs are not recommended.

Site 002 is bordered by the creek. It is made up of 10 separate campsites surrounding a central dining area with tables and a campfire circle. The site accommodates up to 50 people and 10 vehicles. RVs are welcome.

Vault toilets are provided, but no drinking water or electric hookups are available at either site.

Nearby Attractions:

Sandy beaches stretch north and south of Waldport, about 20 minutes from the campground. Beautiful Cape Perpetua Scenic Area is another 15 minutes south of Waldport.

Mary's Peak is the highest point in Oregon's Coast Range and has been designated a Scenic Botanical Area because of its rich, unique scenery and plants.

The Rock Creek Wilderness Area, within the Siuslaw National Forest off Coastal Highway 101, encompasses about 7,500 acres. The area is comprised of a dense coniferous rainforest, where bigleaf maple and red alder trees line the creeks, and rhododendrons dot the forest floor.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Campfire Circles
  • Crawfishing
  • Creek Access
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle
  • No drinking water available; visitors must bring their own supply
  • To reach Site 001, visitors must ford gentle Canal Creek with their vehicle
  • Buses and large RVs cannot access the Alsea site. Crossing the creek leaves them high centered.
  • Please bring garbage bags; this is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility
  • Please recycle glass, metals, plastics, and burn only paper products
  • A creek runs through campground and the old footbridge is no longer usable; please exercise caution
  • Click here for more information on the Siuslaw National Forest


Firewood restrictions are in effect to prevent the spread of invasive insects and disease. Click here for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.39306, -123.92528
44°23'35"N, 123°55'31"W

From Waldport, Oregon, take State Route 34 east 7 miles to the campground sign at Forest Road 3462. Turn right onto 3462 and go 4 miles to another campground sign and turn left into the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CANAL CREEK

WALDPORT OR 97394

Phone Number:

Information: (541)547-3679
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