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Lobster Creek Campground
Campground Description: The Lobster Creek Campground is owned and operated by the Forest Service. Lobster Creek Campground is somewhat primitive but completely useful for the fisherman. Like its neighbor Quosatana Campground a few miles up the same road, Lobster Creek exists primarily for fishing the Rouge River. The campground offers campsites for tent campers separately from the RV camping sites. Groceries, restaurants, services and sporting goods stores are all available in Gold Beach. You can purchase fresh fish in Gold Beach and claim that you caught them yourself! Open year round. Reservations are not possible. In the state of Oregon it is illegal to hold a camping site for another party. Significant penalties apply. Campground host resides at Lobster Creek year round.
Number of Sites: 7 campsites (3 tent sites and 4 tent/trailer sites)
Waste Water Dump Station: No. A dump station is available at Quosatana Campground, 4 miles east on Jerry's Flat Road
Directions: From Highway 101 southbound - travel south on Highway 101 and cross the bridge at the north end of Gold River. At the southern base of the bridge turn left onto Jerry's Flat Road (also known as County Road 595) and follow for 10 miles to the entrance to Lobster Creek Campground. The entrance is on the north (left) side of the road. From Highway 101 northbound - travel north on Highway 101 through the town of Gold Beach. At the northern end of town is a bridge that crosses the Rouge River. Near the base of the bridge (do not cross the bridge) turn right onto Jerry's Flat Road (also known as County Road 595) and follow for 10 miles to the entrance to Lobster Creek Campground. The entrance is on the north (left) side of the road.
Fishing: This campground exists for fishing the Wild and Scenic Rouge River. Fish for Steelhead and Salmon, in season. If the river foils your dreams of landing "the big one" then head back to Gold Beach for deep sea charters or a fishing guide.
Astronomy Opportunities: Yes, on the rocky shoreline of the Rouge River which might be somewhat treacherous after dark. Even at that, the sky view is limited by the opposite hills. For those with computerized telescopes, the exact location is 42.502° N, 124.2961° W
Nearby Golfing:Cedar Bend Golf Course 34391 Cedar Valley Rd Gold Beach, OR 97444 (541) 247-6911 Cedar Bend Golf Course
Contact Information:Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest 3040 Biddle Road Medford, OR 97504 (541) 618-2200 Lobster Creek Campground
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The sign at the entrance to Lobster Creek Campground
The restroom facilities at Lobster Creek offer flush toilets but no showers
One of the designated tent camping sites at Lobster Creek Campground
A small RV camping site at Lobster Creek Campground
The boat launch at Lobster Creek Campground
The view upriver from Lobster Creek Campground
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