Clearwater Falls Campground

Umpqua National Forest

1 Review
North Umpqua Hwy. Clearwater, OR 97447 541-498-2531 541-957-3200 Official Website

GPS: 43.2478, -122.2337

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Overview of Clearwater Falls Campground

Number of Sites 9

Elevation 4291 ft

Max Length 25 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 9/13/2017
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Road it up
35' Bluebird Wanderlodge 1984 1987 Volkswagon Vanagon Syncro Wesfalia
92 reviews
“Gorgeous falls, small sites, beware of access!”

Reviewed 9/13/2017

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

We stumbled upon this gorgeous spot by accident. There are 8 sites accessible through the Clearwater Falls entrance and 8 more on top of the falls (there is no indication whatsoever for this section and you will likely have it to yourself! Just keep driving East after the Clearwater Falls campground an turn on the first road on the right, then right again. You'll find it. I would not drive a big rig there without checking with a tow first.

At the Clearwater Falls entrance, you will see a sign that says Trailers 25 feet or longer to the right. DO NOT engage in that road, there is no turnaround at the bottom of the hill (ask me how I know!). The best thing to do would be to back up in this little pullout and walk down to see the falls and check the campground. This is actually where we camped while we were there (not a campsite) since the connexion was better there than down at the campground. You could drive down with a big rig and turn around in the Day Use parking lot IF it is empty (but I recommend you check before!). The sites are short and not leveled, but nice (we could have probably fitted the bus in one with boards to level it) There were two sites that would have been big enough at the upper fall campground (you can check that campground from the lower one, by hiking up beside the falls, you will see the restrooms across the little lake from there and the trail to get there, it's very close).

There is a well-maintained outhouse in the day use area by the falls and a garbage can. The water from the river is freezing cold!

We were there during the forest fires, so there was nobody.
The Umpqua River Trail was closed (it's a beautiful mountain biking or hiking trail) as well as the Umpqua Hot Springs access trail (30 minutes). You should go (early on a weekday!) if you have a chance during your stay.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

Road it up would stay here again

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • restrooms: vault
Pets
  • pets
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