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POOLE CREEK, OR

part ofUmpqua National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: POOLE CREEK
Status: Open through Tue Oct 14 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Poole Creek Campground is nestled in a forest of lodgepole pine, mountain hemlock and Shasta red fir, just south of the mouth of Poole Creek on the west shore of Lemolo Lake, the highest reservoir on the North Umpqua River, at an elevation of 4,150 feet.

With access to a multitude of recreational opportunities along the lakefront and a handful of trailheads within walking distance, this campground offers an ideal setting for group camping excursions.

Natural Features:

Umpqua National Forest visitors are often taken aback by unique and surprising landscapes shaped by explosive geologic events. The 984,602-acre forest provides spectacular scenery and an abundance of natural and cultural resources.

The translation of the word, "umpqua," meaning "thundering waters," defines the area. High mountain lakes, heart-stopping rapids, peaceful ponds and thundering waterfalls, including the 272-foot Watson Falls on the North Umpqua Highway, offer visitors a renewed sense of spirit.

Diverse ecosystems support a wide range of habitat for wildlife. From eagles and owls to salamanders and salmon, these species, along with many others, depend on surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams and diverse forests to live.

Recreation:

Boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and water skiing top the list of recreational activities at the campground. Lemolo Lake provides outdoor enthusiasts with a multitude of recreational opportunities year round.

The forested shoreline and mountainous backdrop provide a perfect setting for both swimmers braving the lake's cold, refreshing waters, and for anglers casting lines from boat or beach. Populations of German brown trout, Eastern brook trout, rainbow trout and kokanee salmon thrive in the lake which reaches depths of up to 100 feet in places.

For waterfall seekers, nearby Lemolo Falls Trail is a steep traverse that drops down into North Umpqua Canyon for a view of Lemolo Falls as it cascades 150 feet to the canyon bottom. A spur trail accesses the bottom of the canyon below the falls.

Facilities:

This campground has 60 standard sites available on a first-come, first-served basis, and one reservable group site. Sites are equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings and grills. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Experience 172 miles of diverse river and mountain landscapes along the Rogue-Umpqua National Scenic Byway. Travel from rolling oak-covered hills and towering coniferous forests, to roaring whitewater rapids and ancient lava flows. The highway travels alongside the Upper Rogue and North Umpqua Wild and Scenic Rivers that contain world-class fisheries.

Hikers may want to traverse a portion of the spectacular Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), one of the world's premier National Scenic Trails. This trail showcases some of North America's most fantastic scenery as it winds its way from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Rentals
  • General Store
  • Lodging
Know Before You Go
  • Individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Click here for more information about Umpqua National Forest


  • 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):
43.31278, -122.19722
43°18'46"N, 122°11'50"W

From Roseburg, take Highway 138 east approximately 72 miles to Forest Road 2610. Turn left and go 5 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

POOLE CREEK
UMPQUA
  OR 

Phone Number:

Information:  (541)498-2531
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