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Fawn Creek Campground

 
 

Campground Description: Fawn Creek Campground is owned and operated by the US Bureau of Land Management.  Some people have named this campground "Secret Campground" because there is no BLM signage indicating that it is Fawn Creek Campground.  Fawn Creek Campground is at the confluence of Smith River and Fawn Creek.  This Smith River in Oregon is often confused with the Smith River near the Oregon/California boarder.  Fawn Creek Campground is a small campground that offers no services and no designated campsites.  This campground is for dispersed camping only.  Dispersed camping means that the camper should find a spot that does not appear to have been camped upon before.  RVs are strongly discouraged.  The campsites are treed offering lots of shade.  Activities at Fawn Creek Campground include fishing, swimming, bird watching, plant identification and occasional mammal spotting.  Shopping and services are available in Reedsport.  Open from May 31 to September 30 every year.  Reservations are not possible.  Holding a campsite for another party that has not arrived is against the law in Oregon - significant penalties are applicable.

Number of Sites:  Dispersed

Electricity:  No

Water:  No

Sewer:  No

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:  From Highway 101 Northbound or Southbound - follow Hwy 101 to just north of Reedsport, turn east onto Smith River Road. Follow for 25 miles to Fawn Creek Campground

Fishing:  Fishing is the best part of camping at Fawn Creek Campground.  Fish for small mouth Bass from the river bank or in a motorized or non-motorized boat.

Astronomy Opportunities:  Impossible because the surrounding trees are too dense

Nearby Golfing: 

Forest Hills Country Club
1 Country Club Dr
Reedsport, OR  97467-1867
United States
541-271-2626
Forest Hills Country Club

Contact Information: 

Bureau of Land Management
Coos Bay District
1300 Airport Lane
North Bend,OR,97459
541-756-0100
Fawn Creek Campground

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This homemade sign is the only indication that Fawn Creek Campground exists

 
 
 
 

The restroom facility at Fawn Creek Campground is very primitive

 
 
 
 

One of the picnic sites at Fawn Creek Campground

 
 
 
 

The other picnic site at Fawn Creek Campground

 
 
 
 

The river at Fawn Creek Campground is both fishable and swimmable

 
 
 
 

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