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Camping at Hebo Lake Campground

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Introduction to Hebo Lake Campground

Hebo Lake Campground is a peaceful retreat nestled in the Siuslaw National Forest on the central coast of Oregon, near the summit of Mount Hebo. This area provides a serene camping experience with access to fishing, hiking, and nature observation. It's a family-friendly environment that offers basic amenities for a comfortable camping trip.


Hebo Lake Campground is located at:

  • Hebo Lake
  • Forest Service Road 14
  • Hebo, OR 97122

It is situated approximately 3 miles northeast of the town of Hebo, Oregon, off Highway 22.

Camping Facilities

Camping Sites: The campground offers a number of single-family sites that can accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs. Each site typically has a picnic table, campfire ring, and a grill.

Group Camping: There may be options for group camping, but it's important to check with the campground directly or explore the Forest Service's website for specific details.

Accessibility: Some sites and facilities may be accessible to campers with disabilities, but verify the degree of accessibility before planning your trip if this is a necessity.


Water: Potable water is usually available at the campground.

Toilets: Vault toilets are typically provided, but flushing toilets might not be available.

Trash: There is usually trash service, but campers are encouraged to pack out what they bring in to reduce their environmental impact.

Electricity: Electric hookups are not generally available at each site. Campers should be prepared to be without power or bring their solar panels or generators if allowed.

Recreational Activities

Fishing: Hebo Lake is stocked with trout, making it an excellent spot for anglers. Oregon State fishing regulations apply.

Hiking: Nearby trails, such as the Pioneer-Indian Trail, offer hikers various lengths and difficulty levels, with opportunities to see beautiful meadows and significant views of the Pacific Ocean.

Wildlife Watching: The area is inhabited by diverse wildlife, including elk, deer, and a variety of bird species, making it a fantastic place for wildlife enthusiasts to visit.

Reservations and Fees

Reservations: Campsite reservations are typically managed through a national reservation system, like Recreation.gov. Reserving ahead of time is advised, particularly during peak season.

Fees: There is a fee for overnight camping, which can vary by season and site type. Day-use areas might also have a fee. Always check the latest information before planning your trip.

Rules and Regulations

  • Fire Restrictions: Depending on the time of year and fire danger, campfires may be restricted. You should check current conditions before lighting a fire.
  • Pets: Pets are usually allowed but must be kept on-leash at all times within the campground.
  • Alcohol: Rules regarding alcohol consumption can vary; check for specific regulations.
  • Quiet Hours: There are typically quiet hours to ensure that all campers can enjoy the serene environment of the forest.

Additional Tips

  • Weather: Be prepared for changing weather conditions, as mountain weather can be unpredictable.
  • Wildlife Precautions: Store food securely to avoid attracting bears and other wildlife.
  • Leave No Trace: Follow the principles of "Leave No Trace" to minimize your impact on the natural environment.

Contact Information

Before planning your trip to Hebo Lake Campground, it's best to contact the local ranger district for the latest information:

  • Hebo Ranger District
  • Phone: [Insert current phone number here]
  • Email: [Insert current email here, if available]
  • Website: [Insert link to the official Forest Service page for Hebo Lake Campground]

Please note that the contact details and website links are subject to change and should be verified through an up-to-date source or directly with local authorities.

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