Boulder Flat Campground

Tiller, Oregon

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Overview

Situated along the upper reaches of the Wild and Scenic North Umpqua River, Boulder Flat Campground is an enchanting site, lush with greenery from end to end. Popular with whitewater enthusiasts, this campground offers a raft put-in that is the start of many memorable raft trips.

Recreation

Boulder Flat Campground is in a prime location for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and whitewater rafting, often times seeing die hard rafters all year long. The concrete raft launch is busy throughout the spring and summer, and changing rooms provide privacy for those needing to prepare for their whitewater adventures. The popular 79-mile North Umpqua Trail, with multiple trailheads in the vicinity, offers hikers and bikers of all abilities the opportunity to gain some serious mileage or to just take a leisurely stroll or ride. Nearby Twin Lakes offers some of the most spectacular and breathtaking views in the area and makes for a great get-away to have a picnic or do some wildlife viewing. Just up the highway is the popular Toketee Falls.

Facilities

This campground has nine campsites equipped with picnic tables and fire rings. There is one boat ramp and a changing room building with two fairly large stalls that were newly constructed in 2011. There are two accessible vault toilets located on each end of the campground. Day use parking with extra-long spurs to provide for boat trailers is provided as well as short-term parking for unloading/loading at the boat ramp area. All roads and parking spurs within the campground are paved. All but one of the campsites has river access. All campsites are reservable, unreserved sites will be made available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Natural Features

Visitors to the Umpqua National Forest are often taken aback by the unique landscapes of southwestern Oregon. Explosive geologic events have shaped the distinctive landscape on the nearly 1 million acre forest that provides spectacular scenery as well as an abundance of natural and cultural resources.

The translation of the word "Umpqua" meaning "thundering waters," defines the area. High mountain lakes, heart-stopping rapids, peaceful ponds and thundering waterfalls, including the 272 foot Watson Falls on the North Umpqua Highway, offer visitors plenty of pastimes.

Diverse ecosystems support a wide range of habitat for wildlife common to the area. From eagles and owls, to salamanders and salmon, these species, along with many others, depend on surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams, and diverse forests to live and thrive.

Nearby Attractions

Opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing and climbing access are within 10 miles of the campground. Visitors may want to take some time to visit nearby Crater Lake National Park, the only national park in Oregon! The amazing Crater Lake area offers a glimpse into the volcanic history of the area. Experience 172 miles of diverse river and mountain landscapes along the Rogue-Umpqua National Scenic Byway. Travel from rolling oak-covered hills and towering coniferous forests, amid some of the most unique geologic features. From roaring white water rapids to inter canyon lava flows, this drive will take your breath away. The highway travels alongside the Upper Rogue and North Umpqua Wild & Scenic Rivers that contain world class fisheries. Located seven miles east on the highway you will find the popular Toketee Falls and Toketee Lake and campground.

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Adventures Nearby

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