Rock Creek Campground
Siuslaw National Forest \ Central Coast Ranger District
There are many Rock Creek Campgrounds in the United States. There are several in Oregon alone. After you make your reservation, make sure to check your confirmation letter for the correct address as soon as you get it. Nothing can ruin a much-needed camping trip like finding out you reserved the wrong campground!
This Rock Creek Campground is in the Siuslaw National Forest, on the Central Oregon Coast, near Florence, Oregon. Address: 93825 Hwy 101 N, Florence, OR 97439
Rock Creek is on the east side of Hwy 101, tucked back into the trees about 1/4 mile from the beach. The 15 campsites are right on Rock Creek. The running water will lull you to sleep. Walk out of the rain forest setting in the campground to the secluded beach. Part of the beach is rocky and part sandy. Campers like to fish, play in the ocean and hunt for agates.
The campground is in the Rock Creek Wilderness Area which is an important protected area for the original coastal forest which supports a unique ecosystem of animals, birds and insects. Check out the Forest Service website for more info on the Silverspot butterflies that live here and only in 2 other spots on earth. Since this is a protected wilderness area there are no real trails. Hiking is only recommended for the expert. But there are a few short trails that will give even the novice a flavor of this old-growth forest that used to dominate the Oregon Coast.
Just 15 miles south, on Hwy 101 in Florence, you'll find a variety of shopping, dining and other activities like scuba diving and playing on the sand dunes. But take your time getting there to enjoy Hobbit Trail, Heceta Head Lighthouse and Sea Lion Caves. About 10 miles to the north is the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and Campground. There is parking access to view or walk to Thor's Well, Spouting Horn and the tidepools in the Marine Gardens.
Be sure to get a car pass from your Campground Host. The car pass can be used for parking in the state and federal day use areas along the Oregon Coast.