Eugene District | OR
Season Dates: 5/26 - 9/12
Fees: No Reservations (First-come, First-served) Camping - $8 per day, $5 per extra vehicle (maximum 3 vehicles per campsite)
Sharps Creek Recreation Site is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, 18 miles southeast of Cottage Grove. Located in evergreen forest, the site consists of a small, family campground and a day-use area overlooking Sharps Creek. Here, visitors will find opportunities for hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, camping, picnicking, swimming, and panning for gold.
In addition to the recreational activities provided at Sharps Creek, there are several interesting attractions nearby. The Bohemia Mining District and covered bridges offer a glimpse into the area's past. Dorena Lake provides opportunities for fishing, wildlife viewing, boating, swimming, and windsurfing. Hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians can enjoy the area's remarkable scenery while traveling the 16-mile Row River Trail. This National Recreation Trail is an old abandoned railway that has been developed into a paved multiple-use recreational trail extending from downtown Cottage Grove to the small community of Culp Creek.
From southbound I-5, take exit 174 at Cottage Grove. Turn left from exit ramp and follow Row River Road for about 4 miles. Continue straight on Shoreview Drive for 6.5 miles until it rejoins with Row river Road. Merge right onto Row River Road and travel for another 4 miles to Sharps Creek Road. Turn right and continue for 3 miles. The campground will be on your right, and the day use area on your left.