Whittaker Creek

 

Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM

Location:
Oregon

Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 31

About
This quiet recreation site offers family camping in a wooded riverside location with hiking trails that providesaccesstoanoldgrowthstandofDouglasfir high above the campground and the Siuslaw River. The Old Growth Ridge Trail was designated in 1994 asaNationalRecreationTrailduetotheexceptional wildlife,geologicandoldgrowthtreesthatarefound incoastrangeecosystems.Inadditiontonaturestudy and relaxation, Whittaker Creek offers a summer swimming area, a picnic site, children’s play area, horseshoepitsandpotablewateravailablefromhand pumps in the campground.

Amenities
• Camping
• Hiking
• Swimming
• Fishing
(Siuslaw River)
Facilities
• 31 campsites
• Picnic site
• Vault toilets
(accessible)
• Potable water
from hand pumps
• Picnic tables
and fire rings
• Children’s play area
• Photography
• Hunting • Salmon watch
• Nature study
• Swimming area (June-September)
• Horseshoe pit
• Old Growth Ridge
National Recreation
Trail (2.5 mile loop trail)
• Universal access campsite
• Host (June-September)

Directions
From the East (Eugene)
Take Interstate 5 to Beltline Road to West 11th Avenue. Turn right onto West 11th Avenue (Highway OR-126). Follow Highway 126 about 29 miles to Siuslaw River Road just west of Walton. Turn left on Siuslaw River Road and follow about 1.5 miles to the intersection of Whittaker Creek Road. Turn right on Whittaker Creek Road and cross the bridge over the Siuslaw River. The main entrance to the recreation site is located on the right.
From the West (Florence)
Take Highway OR-126 east past Mapleton. Follow Highway 126 for about 12 miles to Siuslaw River Road. Turn right on Siuslaw River Road and follow about 1.5 miles to the intersection of Whittaker Creek Road. Turn right on Whittaker Creek Road and cross the bridge over the Siuslaw River. The main entrance to the recreation site is located on the right.
 

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