Eugene District | OR
Season Dates: 5/23 - 7/14
Fees: Camping - $10 per day, $5 per extra vehicle (maximum 3 vehicles per site)
Whittaker Creek Campground will close on July 14 for the remainder of the 2014 season. The early closure is necessary to replace the 75 foot wooden bridge with a pre-fabricated steel truss bridge including new concrete abutments, handrails, and walkways.
Between Eugene and the coast, just off Hwy 126, visitors can enjoy picnicking, swimming, hiking, and camping at Whittaker Creek. The site offers family camping in a wooded riverside location with a hiking trail that provides access to an old growth stand of Douglas-fir high above the campground. The 2.5 mile Old Growth Ridge Trail was designated in 1994 as a National Recreation Trail due to the exceptional wildlife, geologic features, and old growth trees that are typical of coast range ecosystems. Chinook and coho salmon, as well as steelhead trout can be observed in the fall and winter months in the creek next to the campground. The site also features a paved boat ramp that provides drift boat and canoe access to the Siuslaw River.
RV and Truck Length Limit: 32 feet.
From Eugene, OR follow Hwy 126 about 30 miles to Siuslaw River Road just west of Walton. Turn left on Siuslaw River Road and follow the road for 1.5 miles to the intersection of Whittaker Creek Road. Turn right on Whittaker Creek Road, and the main entrance will be on the right.