Press release from the Forest Service:
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Many recreation sites on the Umpqua National Forest are open or will be opening in May for the 2012 season. Tokette Lake Campground, on the Diamond Lake Ranger District, Hobo Camp and Mineral Camp campgrounds on the Cottage Grove Ranger District, and all campgrounds on the Tiller Ranger District are currently open. Campers are cautioned that there is no drinking water at Tiller Ranger Station, Cover Camp and Boulder Creek campgrounds.
Specific campground opening dates (as weather permits) are listed below for each of the ranger districts:
5/11 Diamond Lake Ranger District (DLRD) - Whitehorse Falls, Poole Creek, Bunker Hill
5/17 Cottage Grove Ranger District (CGRD) - Rujada, Cedar Creek, Lund Park
5/18 Diamond Lake RD - Diamond Lake Campground
5/18 North Umpqua Ranger District (North Umpqua RD) - Boulder Flat, Eagle Rock, Lake in the Woods, *Steamboat Falls, Island, White Creek, Wolf Creek, Canton Creek, Apple Creek, Horseshoe Bend,
5/25 Diamond Lake RD- Broken Arrow, Inlet, Clearwater Falls, East Lemolo, Kelsay Valley
5/25 North Umpqua RD - Hemlock Lake
6/2 Diamond Lake RD - Thielsen View
*Steamboat Falls campground will be closed starting July 9th through early September due to the Steamboat Falls fish ladder re-construction project. The opening date for Bogus Creek campground on the North Umpqua Ranger District will be delayed as crews treat a large number of trees infected by laminated root rot.
Higher elevation campgrounds like Diamond Lake may open later due to accumulated snow. For snow depth information at Diamond Lake, go this this Oregon Snotel site: http://www.or.nrcs.usda.gov/snow/maps/oregon_sitemap.html Click on “Diamond Lake” and then “7-day summary report.”
For additional information about camping fees, maps of campgrounds, and other amenities please telephone the individual district offices, Umpqua National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 541-957-3200, or visit the website at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/umpqua/recreation/camping/
Most camping fees are $10-$20 per night and $5 per additional vehicle. Camping is limited to 14 consecutive days per area. The Forest Service encourages you to get the camping gear out of storage, get outside and enjoy your national forest. Be on alert for possible down trees and washouts on roads and trails.