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
|Number of Campsites:||73|
|Cost:||$16/night, $7/night/extra vehicle|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Not Defined|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Campground open mid-May to mid-October|
|Other:||Firewood is available for purchase|
|Geo Coordinates:||42.91027, -122.45008|
|Nearest City/Town:||Medford, Oregon|
|Location:||Jackson County, Oregon|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||Half a mile to Union Creek Resort|
|Web:||Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest||Twitter:|
When To Go
June – July – Union 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
Trail Hiking – From Union Creek Campground you can follow a trail to the Rogue River Gorge