Scaredman Recreation Site

North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River

Reservations must be made 5 days prior to arrival.

Disregard the "FF" (First-Come-First-Serve) availability. We do not allow on-site transactions.

Off the beaten path, this minimally developed campground along Canton Creek features riverside picnic sites, drinking water spigots, and a vault restroom facility. Nearby, there are several outstanding undeveloped swimming holes along both Canton and Steamboat Creeks. Canton Creek and Steamboat Creek are closed to all angling. Just 3 miles downstream from Scaredman, the North Umpqua River offers world-class fly-fishing.

Scaredman has 10 campsites with tables and fire rings. Drinking water is currently unavailable from spigots within the campground. A vault toilet on site. Campers will also have access to the riverside day-use area.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The recreation site is remote in heavily wooded area of different species. The campground and day-use area are at 1390' along a creek and many waterfalls, rivers, and forests are in the surrounding region.

Nearby Attractions

Within a short drive from the campground you can have opportunities for day of rafting on the North Umpqua, fishing, hiking, viewing waterfalls, or driving along the Rogue - Umpqua National Scenic Byway. Just 3 miles downstream from Canton Creek is Steamboat Creek, a short tributary of the North Umpqua River, that can provide many opportunites for swimming.


Picnicing, relaxing, and swimming are the primary recreation activites taking place at Cavitt Creek Recreation Site. 

Fishing and whitewater rafting activites can take place just 3 miles downstream on the North Umpqua River.

Contact Information


777 NW Garden Valley BLVD Roseburg OR 97471

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 541-440-4930

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Roseburg, travel east on Highway 138 for 40 miles. Turn left/north onto Steamboat Creek Road and then after a half mile, turn left/north onto Canton Creek Road. Scaredman is three miles from the Steamboat Creek/Canton Creek junction. Elevation: 1390’

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