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Attention: Chinquapin Group Campground will be closed June 23rd through June 30th, 2015. It will look to re-open for reservations July 1st 2015


part ofRogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Sep 30 2015   Season Dates


The Chinquapin Group Campground is located at the former site of the Camp Oregon Caves Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp. During the Great Depression from 1933- 1941 the Camp Oregon Caves Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp was home to over 200 youth who worked on projects in the Siskiyou National Forest and the Oregon Caves National Monument. Today, the only structure currently remaining at the site is the historic Grayback Ranger Station, constructed by CCC crews around 1936 and located immediately adjacent to the Chinquapin Group Campground. The large Port- Orford cedar tree located near the back of the parking area was dedicated in 2011 as the 56th Oregon State Heritage Tree and is a living reminder of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Camp Oregon Caves CCC camp.
The large meadow at the Chinquapin Group Campground makes a great location for group events such as reunions, church camps, school field trips and scouting events. Water, picnic tables and fire rings are readily available at three locations in the campground and a restroom is located at the back of the parking area. Within a short walking distance there are swimming areas in Grayback Creek and creek side trails with meadows, marshes, spring wildflowers, wildlife and berry picking. No electricity is available at the Chinquapin Group Campground. Visitors can continue 10 miles east on Hwy 46 and visit Oregon Caves National Monument for a tour of one of the few marble caves in the world.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Bird Watching
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Outhouse
  • Parking
  • Paved Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Water Spigot
  • Water access, River/stream
Within 10 Miles
  • Bike Riding
  • Biking
  • Cave Tours
  • Sightseeing
Know Before You Go
Gate is locked. Please call Wild Rivers Ranger District at (541) 592-4000, during business hours Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., to arrange pick-up of gate key.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
42.14028, -123.45583
42°8'25"N, 123°27'21"W

From the Redwood Hwy (Hwy 199) in Cave Junction, go east on Hwy 46 towards Oregon Caves National Monument. Continue on Hwy 46 for approximately 10.5 miles and just a quarter mile past the Grayback Campground on the left is Cedar Guard Station. Chinquapin Group Campground is located behind Cedar Guard Station and is accessed through the gate immediately to the right (east) of Cedar Guard Station.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:


Cave Junction  OR  97523

Phone Number:

Information:  (541)592-4000
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