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Campground Description: Winchuck Campground is owned and operated by the US Forest Service. Winchuck is the southernmost campground along the Oregon coast. Located 1 mile north of the Oregon/California state line it is also only 13 miles south of the town of Brookings, Oregon. Winchuck Campground is best suited for tent camping but small trailers can fit. No land yachts or even small motor homes will fit. The campground is located along the shores of the Winchuck River which is famous for its cutthroat trout. There are several hiking trails in the area. There is a separate day use area and the campground has a camp host on-site. Winchuck Campground is less than 30 minutes north of the majestic California Coastal Redwoods and tourist activities. The nearest groceries and services are available in Brookings, 13 miles north. Open May 15 to September 30. Reservations are not available.
CALL THE FOREST SERVICE BEFORE PLANNING TO CAMP AT WINCHUCK. THE WINCHUCK CAMPGROUND IS NOT OPEN EVERY YEAR
Number of Sites: 15
Water: At 1 central location
Waste Water Dump Station: No
Directions: Highway 101 Northbound - Travel north on Highway 101 to the California/Oregon boarder. Continue 180 yards and turn right onto forest road 897. Follow road 897 for 0.45 miles where it intersects road 896/Winchuck River Road. Turn right (east) and follow for 8.0 miles to the Winchuck Campground. Highway 101 Southbound - From Brookings follow Highway 101 south to milepost 1. At milepost 1 turn left (east) onto Winchuck River Road. Follow Winchuck River Road for 8.7 miles to the Winchuck Campground.
Fishing: Yes. Winchuck Campground is on the shores of the wild and scenic Winchuck River. Fish for cutthroat trout, steelhead, and salmon. Fishing from a boat is not allowed on the Winchuck River.
Astronomy Opportunities: Poor due to the overhead canopy of trees
Nearby Golfing:Salmon Run Golf Course 99040 S Bank Chetco River Rd Brookings, OR 97415-8239 (877) 423-1234 (541) 469-4889 Salmon Run Golf Course Web Site
Contact Information:Gold Beach Ranger District Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest 29279 Ellensburg Avenue Gold Beach, OR 97444 Phone: (541) 247-3600 Winchuck Information Site
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