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North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River

Pack your fishing gear and your raft and bring family and friends, because this corridor has something for everyone. This North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River Corridor is known for its stunning forest setting with the emerald green waters of the North Umpqua running right through the heart of it. Nestled amongst old-growth trees, one can relax at Susan Creek Campground, take a hike along the river on the 1.5 mile long Emerald Trail or stroll up the short trail to 50’ tall Susan Creek Falls. Anglers from across the country, flock to the North Umpqua to fly-fish for the elusive salmon and steelhead. The 79-mile long North Umpqua Trail is perfect for longer distance hikes and mountain bike excursions.

 

Know Before You Go:

•Susan Creek Campground opens late-April and closes late-October.

•Pets are allowed in the campground, but must be kept on a 6-foot or shorter leash.

•29 individual camping sites, 15 of which can be reserved for part of the year. To reserve sites visit www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.

•Angling on this stretch of the river is limited to fly-fishing only.

•The North Umpqua is a class III whitewater river. It demands your attention.

 

Directions:

To access to the Susan Creek Recreation Area, travel 29 miles east of Roseburg along Highway 138. A parking area is located at the Susan Creek day-use area; this is where river access for rafters is located. Across the road, an easy ADA-accessible 0.8 mile trail leads to the 50 foot tall Susan Creek Falls.

 

Point of Interest:

The spectacular 79-mile long North Umpqua Trail is popular with hiker and mountain bikers, and can be accessed by crossing the Tioga Bridge or at Swiftwater day-use area.

 

Contact:

Roseburg District Office

777 NW Garden Valley Blvd.

Roseburg, OR 97471

(541)440-4930

BLM_OR_RB_Mail@blm.gov

www.blm.gov/visit

 

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Taken on October 23, 2012