May, 2016 Edition

View current issue

Camping

Prefer sleeping under the stars? Instead of staying indoors, try one of the many RV parks and campgrounds in and around Cottage Grove, most of which open Memorial Day weekend. Prime locations are found within the Cottage Grove Ranger District of the Umpq

Hobo Camp
Hobo Camp contains five campsites, along with vault toilets, picnic tables and fire rings. It also offers flat ground for two to four trailers or RVs. No fees. No garbage service.

Cedar Creek
Cedar Creek has 10 campsites, including one large multi family site. All have picnic tables, fire pits, three wastewater sumps, toilets and tent pads, garbage service, along with room for trailers or RVs. Fee is $8 per night, with a $5 extra vehicle fee.

Lund Park
Lund Park has 10 campsites, with room for two combination tents and trailers. Two vault toilets are also on site, along with picnic tables, garbage service and fire pits. Fee is $8 per night, with a $5 extra vehicle fee.

Mineral Camp
Mineral Camp has three campsites with wooden tables, fire pits and a vault toilet. No fees. No garbage service.

Rujada Campground
Rujada Campground has 15 campsites with wooden tables and tent pads, four wastewater sumps, along with 12 combination tent/auto/trailer sites, three combination multi-family sites and seven picnic sites. It has flush toilets and vault toilet, running water and a campground host. $12 charge per day with a $5 extra vehicle fee.
Some sites, both camping and day use can be reserved at www.recreation.gov.

Other smaller, less developed camping areas in the district include Boy Scout Camp, Brice Creek Area, Crawfish Lake, Emerald Pool, Gleason’s Cabin, Saddle Camp Shelter and Twin Rocks Shelter.

In addition, campsites are available at Cottage Grove and Dorena Lakes. Some individual campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pine Meadows Campground
Pine Meadows, on the east side of Cottage Grove Lake, has restrooms, showers, drinking water, playground, swimming area, and campsites that can accommodate RVs (no hookups). The campground will close Sept. 12. There is a $20 charge per night, with $6 per night for each additional vehicle. All sites reservable.

Primitive Campground
Primitive Campground is between Pine Meadows and Wilson Creek Park at Cottage Grove Lake. It has a vault toilet, drinking water, and campsites that can accommodate RV’s (no hookups). The campground closes Sept. 5. There is a $12 charge per night, with $6 per night for each additional vehicle. All sites reservable. No flush toilets or showers.

Baker Bay Park
Baker Bay, on the south side of Dorena Lake, has restrooms, paddle boats and motor boats for rent, showers, picnicking, swimming area, boat ramp, campsites and RV sites, but no utilities. Camping fees apply; $6.50 for extra vehicle. For more information, call 942-7669. Under new management.

Schwarz Park
Schwarz Park is at the base of Dorena Dam on the bank of the Row River. It has restrooms, showers, drinking water, playground, river access for fishing, and campsites that can accommodate RVs (no hookups). The campground will close Sept. 12. For family campsites, there is an $18 charge per night, with $6 per night for each additional vehicle. Group sites are available at $140 per night (includes 25 vehicles per site and 15 of these vehicles can be camper units.) All sites are reservable.

Sharps Creek Recreation Site 
The recreation site is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, 18 miles southeast of Cottage Grove.  It consists of an small family campground and day-use area that boasts a beautiful, naturally-formed swimming hole located at the base of an overlook developed for picnicking.  
There is an $8 fee per night; any additional vehicle/site will result in an extra $5 fee. Visitation to the day use area is free of charge. Maximum RV length is 30 feet.    

RV hook-ups

Village Green
725 Row River Road
541-942-2491
The Village Green has 20 spaces for motor homes and trailers, complete with hook-ups to electricity, sewer, water and cable television, as well as a laundry facility. Seasonal swimming pool and spa are open to RVers. Rates begin at $30 plus tax. Restaurant and lounge also open.

Cottage Grove RV Village
77440 Highway 99S
541-767-0068
The village has 19 RV spaces, 15 are full hook-ups and the other four have water and electric only. A laundromat is on site as well as bathroom facilities with showers.
Call for rates.

Pass Creek Park
201 Curtin Park Road
541-942-3281
The park has 30 full hook-ups, which include water, sewer and electricity. Cable is not available. Bathroom facility offers showers, bathrooms and a laundry room. Rates are $25 a day for RV full hook-up sites. Also 10-15 tent sites are available at $17 a night. The Curtin Park Road sign is not visible from the road. If you are traveling north or south on Interstate 5, take Exit 163 and turn right before the old Coach House restaurant.