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Guest Blog Post: Rustic Camping at Willamette National Forest in central Oregon

April 30, 2010 by · 1 Comment 


If you enjoy rustic camping, no electric, pumping your own water, and using pit toilets you will enjoy the Willamette National Forest in central Oregon, east of Sweet Home, OR on Hwy 20.

Willamette National Park Campgrounds - Opal Creek Waterfall
Photo: Icy water runs through Opal Creek in Willamette National Forest.

The campground we chose was Yukwah. It has 20 sites, all suitable for RV’s or tents. We enjoyed site # 13, a pull through. Each site has a table and a fire ring. It is near both a bathroom and a water pump. We chose this campground because it has a barrier free observation deck jutting out over the banks of the South Santiam River. We enjoyed the barrier free trail surrounding the campground.

It has a 14 day limit. We stayed for ten days. Provisions are easy to obtain in the town of Sweet Home, 19 miles away.

Find out more about Willamette National Forest Camping in central Oregon.

Guest Blog Post submitted by: William Crowell of Sweet Home, Oregon

About the author: My wife and I are in our 60′s and retired. We enjoy traveling and tent camping. We have travel trailers but choose not to use them. When we are no longer able to easily get out of bed anymore, we will utilize the trailers.


One Response to “Guest Blog Post: Rustic Camping at Willamette National Forest in central Oregon”
  1. Jerry Henderson says:

    We stayed at Loon Lake Lodge & RV Resort (, one of the more scenic Oregon coast RV parks that offers camping, boating and fishing near the coast. It’s an excellent Oregon campground that makes a good basecamp for deer and elk hunting! The lodge also offers cabin and yurt rentals. The Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort is located about 45 minutes from Reedsport. It offers year-round resort Oregon coast lodging in cabins, yurts and motel rooms, or waterfront camping in scenic tent or RV park sites with full-hookups, satellite TV and Wi-Fi – all on one mile of lake frontage on the scenic Loon Lake. The marina offers jet ski rentals, boat rentals and pontoon boats.

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