Union Creek Campground is a popular campground near the confluence of Union Creek and the Upper Rogue River in the Rouge River – Siskiyou National Forest. Union Creek runs through the campground, with some campsites directly on the banks of the scenic creek. Most of Union Creek Campground is located under a canopy of old growth trees, but there are a handful of campsites that are in a more open grassy area.

Hiking is available nearby on the Upper Rogue River Trail and the Rogue Gorge Trail. These trails can be combined into a loop leading to the amazing Rogue Gorge, which is about a mile away from Union Creek Campground.

There are 73 campsites at Union Creek Campground. Each campsite comes with a picnic table, fire ring, and access to drinking water and bathrooms. Union Creek resort is located half a mile away and offers camping supplies and a restaurant. Reservations are not accepted, all campsites at Union Creek are first-come/first-served.

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

Union Creek Campground Campground Bottom Line

There are some pretty awesome campsites at Union Creek Campground. In fact, Union Creek Campground is pretty much the only campground that we have seen and can say that most of the campsites are pretty great. Many of the campsites are down along the creek, and most of the campsites are large with great separation between sites.

The Rogue Gorge and Natural Bridge are must visit if you camp at Union Creek Campground. Also, you are within quick driving distance of Crater Lake National Park, which makes for a great day trip.

The bottom line on Union Creek Campground is 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. go in Winter or Fall as the weather will still be nice, and their will be less crowds. Also in Fall the leaves in the area will be turning colors, which is amazing looking.

Union Creek Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 73
Cost: $16/night, $7/night/extra vehicle
Use Level: Low
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes – Vault Toilets
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: Not Defined
RV/Trailer Amenities:  
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open mid-May to mid-October
Other: Firewood is available for purchase

Getting There

Geo Coordinates: 42.91027, -122.45008
Nearest City/Town: Medford, Oregon
Elevation: 3100 Feet
Location: Jackson County, Oregon
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: Half a mile to Union Creek Resort
  • From Medford, Oregon, take OR-62 (Crater Lake Highway) about 11 miles past Prospect to Union Creek 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 (where OR-62 turns south towards Prospect and Medford); Union Creek is about 1 mile south on OR-62.


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

When To Go

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

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What To Do

Trail Hiking –  From Union Creek Campground you can follow a trail to the Rogue River Gorge

Union Creek Campground Pictures

Image Credits: Justin Wilson

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