Sixes River Campground

Bureau of Land Management, Oregon.

In 1856, the discovery of gold on the Sixes River caused a flurry of gold mining and settlement on the southern Oregon Coast. Today, the Sixes River is still a place where you can try your luck panning for gold. The campground offers a rustic camping experience in an old-growth forest setting. Playing in the water, fishing for Chinook salmon and steelhead, or relaxing in the shady campsites are also popular activities. There is also a day-use and picnic area near the river.

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Point of Interest:

Watch Out – Poison oak is common at Edson Creek. Look for the plant’s distinctive, often glossy leaves with three leaflets.

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The campground is located five miles north of Port Orford, Oregon and 25 miles south of Bandon, Oregon. From U.S. Highway 101, turn east onto Sixes River Road. Travel approximately 11 miles.

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