Farewell Bend Campground is a popular RV and tent campground along the banks of the Upper Rogue River, and is set at an elevation of 3,400 feet. The campground is located in Rouge River – Siskiyou National Forest, just upstream from the Rogue River Gorge. There is a quarter-mile trail along the river from Farewell Bend Campground to the wildly scenic Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint.

There are 61 campsites at Farewell Bend Campground, each of which comes with a picnic table, fire ring, and access to drinking water, bathrooms, and playground for the kids. The campground can accommodate RVs and trailers up to 40 feet in length, with a grey water sump available. Union Creek Resort is located half a mile away and offers camping supplies and a restaurant. Reservations are not accepted, all campsites at Farewell Bend are first-come/first-served.

 

Campfire restrictions may be in effect in the summertime at Farewell Bend Campground. Check with the High Cascades Ranger District for up to date restriction information.

Farewell Bend Campground Bottom Line

There are some great campsites located along the river that are pretty quiet, except for the bubbling and rapids from the water. The riverside campsites also have the best separation between campsites, and in many cases it is hard to see your neighbors. The inside loop campsites are pretty nice as well, albeit lacking in the sounds of the river, just avoid the campsites near the playground if you are looking for piece and quiet. Then there are a handful of campsites located along the highway, that are closer to what you would find in an RV park. These campsites get a lot of road noise and are definitely less scenic.

The Rogue River Gorge, Natural Bridge, and Crater Lake National Park are all close by and worth visiting if you camp at Farewell Bend Campground.

The bottom line on Farewell Bend Campground is to go in mid-May or early June. The campground is never really busy, but the bugs in this area can get pretty bad in the evenings.

Farewell Bend Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 61
Cost: $18/night, $9/night/extra vehicle
Use Level: Low
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: 40 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: Grey Water Sump
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open mid-May to mid-October
Other: Firewood is available for purchase

Getting There

Address:  
Geo Coordinates: 42.916258, -122.435128
Nearest City/Town: Medford, Oregon
Elevation: 3600 Feet
Location: Jackson County, Oregon
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 1 mile to Union Creek Resort
Directions:
  • From Medford, Oregon, take OR-62 (Crater Lake Highway) about 12 miles past Prospect to Farewell Bend Campground.
  • From Klamath Falls, Oregon, travel north on US 97 to OR-62 (Crater Lake Highway). Travel west about 15 miles past Crater Lake National Park to Farewell Bend Campground, at the intersection of OR-62 and OR-280.

Connect

Phone: (541) 618-2200 Facebook:
Web: Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest Twitter:
Reservations: Not Accepted – First-come, First-served

When To Go

June – July – Farewell Bend Campground is pretty empty in early June. After July the bugs start getting pretty thick in this area.

Clear
Monday 06/18 10%
High 87° / Low 52°
Clear
Clear. Lows overnight in the low 50s.
Clear
Tuesday 06/19 0%
High 86° / Low 57°
Clear
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 86F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 06/20 40%
High 87° / Low 55°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunny early. Scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 87F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 06/21 10%
High 81° / Low 51°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 81F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Friday 06/22 0%
High 81° / Low 49°
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Plentiful sunshine. High 81F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 06/23 10%
High 80° / Low 50°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High around 80F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

What To Do

Trail Hiking –  Hiking is available nearby on the Upper Rogue River Trail and the Rogue Gorge Trail.

Farewell Bend Campground Pictures

 

Image Credits: Justin Wilson

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