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Camping at Poole Creek Campground

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Overview of Poole Creek Campground

Poole Creek Campground is a popular camping destination located within the Umpqua National Forest in Oregon. Nestled near the shores of Lemolo Lake, it provides an excellent base for a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, boating, hiking, and mountain biking. The campground is typically open from late May to early October, depending on the weather conditions.

Camping Amenities and Facilities

Campsite Details:

  • Poole Creek Campground offers a number of individual campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and a fire ring.
  • Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while others can be reserved in advance.
  • There are no electric hookups available at the campground, making it ideal for traditional tent camping or self-contained RVs and trailers.


  • Drinking water is available throughout the campground.
  • Vault toilets are provided, but there are no shower facilities.
  • No dump station is on-site, so plan to manage waste at other facilities.

Recreational Activities

  • Boating and Fishing: Lemolo Lake is popular for its kokanee, brown, and rainbow trout. Boating is also favored, with a boat ramp available in the campground.
  • Hiking: A variety of trails are accessible from the area, including the scenic Pacific Crest Trail.
  • Biking: Mountain bikers can enjoy numerous trails with varied difficulty levels.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The area is home to a wide array of wildlife, including deer, eagles, and osprey.

Campground Regulations

  • Fire Safety: Always adhere to fire regulations and use the fire rings provided. Check for current fire danger levels and restrictions before starting a fire.
  • Garbage: The campground operates on a "pack it in, pack it out" policy. Be prepared to take all your garbage with you when you leave.
  • Pets: Pets are usually allowed but must be kept on a leash and under control at all times.
  • Quiet Hours: Observe quiet hours to ensure a peaceful experience for all campers.

Reservations and Fees

  • Reservations can typically be made through the U.S. Forest Service's reservation system or by calling the appropriate number.
  • Fees are charged for overnight camping and could vary from year to year. Check the current fee structure before planning your trip.

Getting There

To reach Poole Creek Campground, you usually take Highway 138 to Forest Road 2610, following signs to Lemolo Lake. Detailed driving directions should be gathered before embarking on your trip, as cell service in the area may be limited.

Contact Information and Resources

For the most up-to-date information, it's crucial to contact the Umpqua National Forest Ranger District:

  • Umpqua National Forest Supervisor's Office
    • Phone: [add phone number]
    • Address: [add address]

Or visit the U.S. Forest Service website dedicated to Umpqua National Forest and navigate to the Poole Creek Campground section for additional details, alerts, and updates. Always check for the latest information before planning your camping trip, as conditions and regulations can change.

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