Camping - Limberlost Campground

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come enjoy a night or two with others, as we set up camp along Lost Creek, just off Highway 242 and the McKenzie Highway.  A little more secluded and rustic than the more popular campgrounds along the McKenzie River, but still enjoyable.  Fishing, biking, hiking, and hot springs are all nearby.  Hope to see you join us.

Overview

This secluded and quiet campground is nestled along beautiful Lost Creek on the Willamette National Forest. The campground’s name was derived from "Girl of the Limberlost," a classic novel by American writer and naturalist, Gene Stratton-Porter.

Natural Features:

Located near the Three Sisters Wilderness Area, Limberlost is surrounded by fir and cedar forest. The vine maples and thimbleberry in the area help provide privacy and shade for some sites. With the babbling Lost Creek in the background, Limberlost will not disappoint.

Recreation:

Hikers, swimmers, and anglers alike will delight with nearby Three Sisters Wilderness Area, Mt. Washington Wilderness, and Lost Creek. Those interested in relaxing will enjoy a soak in nearby Belknap Hot Springs. If you have an interest in biking, several trails outside of the Wilderness Areas are available.

Facilities:

The campground offers vault toilets and garbage service. Each campsite includes a fire ring and picnic table. There is no drinking water available at the campground. Firewood is available at Olallie Campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Both general stores and restaurants are nearby in the towns of McKenzie Bridge and Blue River.

 

 

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  • Lou B.

    Nice company, nice camp ground , thank you all

    3 · August 25, 2013

  • Lou B.

    Sounds good to me to meet there ,at the camp ground, I'll try and give Matt a ride but wonder when he will be able to make It, due to his work.

    August 22, 2013

    • Matthew H.

      I have to work on Saturday. I honestly don't think I'm going to make it. A bit upset with that, but I have to work when they need me. Trying to figure out things on heading up there Saturday evening. Will post something later tonight, or tomorrow, as soon as I know more. I apologize that this may make things a bit complicated.

      August 22, 2013

  • Colleen

    Since there are only a few of us, let's skip meeting at Best Buy and just meet up at the campground. See you there!

    August 22, 2013

  • Matthew H.

    I'm being faced with a possibility of having to work this Saturday. I'm getting a lot of overtime lately, and hopefully I can get ahead enough so I won't need to go in. Though, they did give me last weekend off so I could hike South Sister. I hope others understand that these things do happen from time to time, and I always try to be present at every event. I may have to come up later on Saturday, as well as have someone claim my campsite for me. Not sure how that will work, since I reserved it in my name. I will try and let everyone know as soon as I know. Thanks for being understanding.

    August 21, 2013

  • Matthew H.

    I'd like to get some feedback from others about meals and also ideas for possible day trips from camp. Would others like to pick a meal to share, do a potluck style dinner, or combine for a big breakfast? As for day trips, there are several nearby hiking trails, Proxy Falls, and more. Suggestions are encouraged.

    August 18, 2013

    • Lou B.

      Dee Wright Observatory

      2 · August 21, 2013

    • Matthew H.

      Thank you for the suggestions. I like the idea of chili and corn bread for Friday night. Want me to add anything? Lou was thinking of doing a meal as well. Let him do breakfast, or at least a few pounds of bacon? The day hikes sound great.

      August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could be there, but classes start next Monday. Have fun!

    1 · August 19, 2013

  • Matthew H.

    Linda, I have yet to hear from you about this trip. Are you still planning on going? Did you get a spot? I have talked with Lou, Isaac, and Colleen. Lou and I have a spot reserved, and Isaac and Colleen have a spot reserved. If others would like to go, they offer spots on a first come first serve basis for the other sites.

    August 18, 2013

  • Matthew H.

    I have reserved a spot at Limberlost Campground, just up 242 from the McKenzie Highway. The McKenzie River, the McKenzie River Trail, Belknap Hot Springs, Cougar Hot Springs, Lost Creek, and the towns of McKenzie Bridge and Blue River all nearby. Hopefully others can get a spot as well. I will have room for a few at my site, and Lou has already contacted me for his reservation and payment to stay at my site.

    July 31, 2013

    • Matthew H.

      I use reserveamerica.com. From there you simply type in the name of the campground and the state. Hopefully there will be a spot or two left.

      August 1, 2013

    • Jackie A.

      I forgot I made a commitment to help.a friend move her mom down from Olympia this weekend......

      August 11, 2013

  • Jackie A.

    I will attend and Matt let me know when and where to pay for a spot. We can probably get more them my 3 man tent on one site.....

    August 4, 2013

  • Isaac

    Are people going for 1 or 2 nights? I don't see a mention on here for how long the trip is planned for.

    August 3, 2013

    • Matthew H.

      I will be going for two nights. I will update the write up, as I had forgotten to add other details before going backpacking over the weekend.

      August 4, 2013

  • Garry S.

    Matt, Would love to attend but I already have a 3 day campout for that weekend. next time.
    Happy trails to you, until we meet again.......

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Jackie A.

    I will attend and Matt let me know when and where to pay for a spot. We can probably get more them my 3 man tent on one site.....

    August 1, 2013

  • Matthew H.

    Paradise Campground, along the McKenzie, has four adjacent campsites available for the nights of August 23rd and August 24th. I would be interested in reserving one spot, is anyone interested in reserving one of the others? You can reserve the spots through www.reserveamerica.com. The sites are 60, 61, 62, and 63.

    July 30, 2013

    • Matthew H.

      I went to reserve the spots and they were gone. I will continue looking to see what is available. Other suggestions of campgrounds is greatly appreciated.

      July 31, 2013

  • Justin

    I drove through Olallie a couple of months ago to check it out. The spots seem small and you are sandwiched in between the river and the highway. I recommend Paradise.

    1 · July 24, 2013

    • Matthew H.

      I'm trying to find a place that we can either reserve a spot, or just drive up to and set up without problems. Paradise is a bit harder to get a spot at sometimes. I'll take a look tonight and see if they have any spots available.

      July 25, 2013

  • Gustavo

    I would love to go camping just need to have a date.

    July 24, 2013

  • Matthew H.

    Olallie Campgrounds has a few sites available to reserve for the weekend of August 24th. I was thinking of the weekend of August 17th at first, but remembered I have plans to hike South Sister with my brothers. Please let me know if that works for a good amount of people. Will look into reserving a spot if it seems to work out for others.

    July 24, 2013

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