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
|Number of Campsites:||61|
|Cost:||$18/night, $9/night/extra vehicle|
|RV/Trailer Length:||40 Feet|
|RV/Trailer Amenities:||Grey Water Sump|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Campground open mid-May to mid-October|
|Other:||Firewood is available for purchase|
|Geo Coordinates:||42.916258, -122.435128|
|Nearest City/Town:||Medford, Oregon|
|Location:||Jackson County, Oregon|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||1 mile to Union Creek Resort|
|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.
Saturday 12/15 20%
High 49° / Low 43°
Mostly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
Sunday 12/16 100%
High 50° / Low 37°
Rain. High around 50F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Monday 12/17 70%
High 47° / Low 41°
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy early then becoming cloudy with periods of light rain later in the day. High 47F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Tuesday 12/18 100%
High 47° / Low 39°
Periods of rain. High 47F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall may reach one inch.
Wednesday 12/19 20%
High 51° / Low 39°
Mostly cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 51F. Winds light and variable.
Thursday 12/20 60%
High 54° / Low 36°
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 54F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
What To Do
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