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Lake Selmac County Park

Campground Description:  Lake Selmac County Park is owned and operated by Josephine County.  This park, like all Josephine County parks, is funded solely by entrance, day use and camping fees.  Lake Selmac County Park is beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Selmac, essentially surrounding the lake.  The park offers 5 separate campgrounds, several boat launches, designated swimming areas, day use areas, reservation shelter areas, an 18 hole Frisbee golf course and a horse camp.  Leave your jet ski and ski boat at home, Lake Selmac has an enforced 5 MPH speed limit.  The park is located less than 25 miles southwest from Grants Pass via Highway 199.  Complete services and shopping is available in Grants Pass.  All camping facilities are closed from October to May with the exception of the Osprey Loop which is open year round.  In winter months dry camping only; no water, no showers, vault toilet available, sites 23, 24, 25 are equipped for full hookup.


Osprey Loop Campground:
14 - Tent sites (water available)
  3 - Partial hook-up sites (water & electricity)
18 Full hook-up (50 amp service) (electric- water- sewer)
  4 Yurts (furnished electricity lighting - heater) sleeps 5
Campsite #30 - Full hook-up ADA site
Campsite #31 - Host site
Restroom facility w/showers
Dump station - Free w/camping receipt
Bass Picnic Shelter: 
Seats 50-75 People
Power and water available
Playground & nature trail
Picnic reservations accepted
Day Use Area:
Picnic sites, playground, 2 vault toilets, water available, basketball, swim area, fishing, jetty, trail system.
Day use activities: boat ramp w/picnic sites (one ADA site) and ADA vault restroom building, -18 hole disc golf course - baseball field - (large open field area w/200 amp power service) trail system
Heron Loop Campground:
5 Tent sites (water available) vault toilet - lakeshore campsites
Day use area (day use fee) picnic sites, jetty, fishing, swimming
Teal Loop Campground:
14 Tent sites (water available) lakeshore campsites
  2 Vault toilets
Teal Loop Boat Ramp:
Day use area (day use fee required)
Large parking lot two boat ramps w/dock ADA restroom
Host site, trail system, fishing, boating
EAST END OF LAKE (Lakeshore Drive):
Day use area (day use fee) no overnight camping
Picnic sites, swim area, resort (w/store & boat rentals)
SOUTH END OF LAKE: (McMullen Creek Rd., Hickenbottom Road)
Eagle Loop Campground:
 14 Tent sites (water available) lakeshore campsites
   1 Vault toilet
Fishing, swimming, trail system
Oak Grove Group Camp Area:
Large rock fire ring - water available - large barbeques - restrooms close by
Mallard Loop Campground:
15 Full hook -up campsites (50 amp service) Site #113 ADA
10 Tent sites
  1 Yurt (furnished electricity lighting - heater)            
ADA restroom facility w/showers
Blue Gill Picnic Shelter - seats 50 people - sink w/counter, electricity, lighting, large barbeque, fire ring
Multiple nature trail systems
Trout Picnic Shelter:
Seats 100 people sink w/counter & electricity
Large barbeque
Restroom building
Horse Camps:
 6 Corrals w/multiple stalls w/water
 6 Adjoining campsites

Directions:  From Interstate 5 (I-5) Northbound or Southbound take Exit 55 and travel south on Highway 199 about 22.7 miles. Turn left on Lakeshore Dr. and follow for 3 miles to the Park entrance.

Fishing:  Absolutely!  The Selmac Lake is managed to produce trophy size bass and trout.

Astronomy Opportunities:  There are several areas that offer open views of the skies.  One of the best is the ball field near the Osprey loop.  The exact position for computer operated telescopes of the ball field is 42.26200N, 123.58712W

Nearby Golfing: 

Applegate Golf Course
7350 New Hope Rd
Grants Pass, Oregon 97527
Phone: (541) 955-0480
Applegate Golf - Public

Colonial Valley Golf Course
75 Nelson Way
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
Phone: (541) 479-5568
Colonial Valley Golf Course - Public

Dutcher Creek Golf Course
4611 Upper River Rd
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
Phone: (541) 474-2188
Dutcher Creek Golf Course - Public 

Red Mountain Golf Course
324 N Schoolhouse Creek
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
Phone: (541) 479-2297
Red Mountain Golf Course - Public

Contact Information: 

Josephine County Parks Department
125 Ringuette Street
Grants Pass, OR 97527
Phone: (541) 474-5285

Lake Selmac County Park

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Upon entering Lake Selmac Park the visitor is presented with a choice of which camping sites to visit

A map of the Lake Selmac RV camping and tent camping facilities

Lake Selmac is a boater's paradise - remember that there is an enforced speed limit of 5 MPH on the water

Lake Selmac Park offers several yurts for rent

Many of both the RV camping and tent camping sites have terrific views of Lake Selmac

A row of improved RV camping sites with full hook-ups at Lake Selmac Park

Imagine tent camping at the water's edge at Lake Selmac Park

Many camping sites are nestled into the woods at Lake Selmac Park

One of the many primitive tent camping sites at Lake Selmac Park

Lake Selmac Park offers many shelters with cooking capabilities

Many, but not all, restroom facilities offer hot showers and flush toilets

One of the many boat launches at Lake Selmac Park

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