Tucker Flat Campground
Medford District | OR
Season Dates: 5/1 - 11/1
Located above the sparkling waters of Mule Creek, Tucker Flat Campground borders the Wild Rogue Wilderness. This campground is ideal for those seeking solitude and remoteness. There are six designated sites with NO hook-ups or potable water. If you dare to enjoy the cool water of Mule Creek, fantastic swimming holes are located just below the campground. Upgrades to Tucker Flat were made in 2003, including site designation and the addition of new picnic tables and campfire grills. Mosquitoes can be a nuisance during the summer months and bears visit the campground regularly, so be sure and bring mosquito repellant, pack your food away and place all garbage in the bear proof trash receptacles. Hiking opportunities are available from the campground. The trailhead for Mule Creek Trail, within the Wild Rogue Wilderness, is within the campground boundary and just down the road you can access the Rogue River National Recreation Trail as it enters the scenic Mule Creek Canyon. The historic community of Marial is within a 1/4 mile of the campground. Current attractions in Marial include the Rogue River Ranch, a Forest Service guard station, a private lodge that still welcomes guests (reservations are required), and the Rogue River. There are two ways to Tucker Flat. Both are the same distance. The Glendale route provides more paved roads. The Merlin route follows the Graves Creek to Marial Back Country Byway. Both are scenic. Camping at Tucker Flat is on a first come first serve basis. The campground is in a remote location. There are no gas stations or other services available. Come prepared.
From Glendale , Oregon: Take I-5, exit 80. Drive west into Glendale. Turn right on Douglas Co. Rd. 27/Rueben Rd. (This road turns into BLM Rd. 33-7-2 in Reuben.) Drive 11 miles. Bear left on paved BLM 33-7-19.3 (Dutch Henry Rd.) - approximately 1/2 mile past Skull Creek Campground. Drive eight miles on 33-7-19.3 until reaching a junction. Continue driving on paved road (turns into Rd. 32-8-31) for five miles until reaching junction to Rd. 32-8-9.2 (begin following signs to Marial). Bear left and continue driving on 32-8-31 for one mile. Turn left on BLM 32-9-14.2. Continue on this road for 15 miles (the pavement will turn into gravel). Drive past Rogue River Ranch. Bear to the right at the Y-junction to the campground. From Merlin, Oregon: Take I-5, exit 61 into Merlin. Turn left and continue northwest on the Merlin-Galice Road for 23 miles. Continue across the Grave Creek Bridge and turn left on BLM 34-8-1. This route is the Graves Creek to Marial Back Country Byway. (Follow byway signs to the ranch.) Drive five miles to junction with 33-8-26. Keep right on 34-8-1, where pavement ends. Drive three miles to junction with 33-8-13. Keep left and continue on 34-8-1. Drive eight miles to junction with 32-8-31. Turn left on paved road 32-8-31. Continue for five miles until reaching junction to Rd. 32-8-9.2. Bear left and continue driving on 32-8-31 for one mile (begin following signs to Marial). Turn left on BLM 32-9-14.2. Continue on this road for 15 miles (the pavement will turn into gravel). Drive past Rogue River Ranch. Bear to the right at the Y-junction to the campground.