Island Campground Swimming Oregon

• Island Campground and day-use area feature a scenic swimming hole

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Island Campground is one of many gorgeous destinations on the bank of the South Fork of the Coquille River. It sits within the boundaries of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, 16 miles away from the city of Powers.

This place is a hidden forest oasis and one of the best scenic swimming holes along the river. The campground and swimming area are shaded by the coastal forest and a monolithic rocky wall on the western bank.

The Rock Creek enters the South Fork Coquille River as a waterfall cascading from the cliff. Bordered by the monolith and boulders, this peaceful swimming hole is deep and the water is cool with a temperature of 64°F in August. The emerald water is crystal-clear. The river's bottom here is sandy with rock formations and ledges. The bank consists mostly of boulders with some sand.

A primitive first-come, first-serve 5-site campground is nestled along the river in the shaded area of the Myrtlewood Grove. Each site has a picnic table and a fire pit.

There is a vault toilet and no drinking water. A camping fee is required. Day-use is free.

Coquille River Falls Trailhead is 2.5 miles away on Forest Road 3348.

Island Campground Oregon

Island Campground Oregon

Island Campground Swimming Oregon

Island Campground | General Description

Open: Year-round
Managed by: US Forest Service
Location: Southern Oregon Coast

Amenities: A vault toilet and picnic sites
Activities: Swimming

Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any vehicle
Day-use fees: None
Popularity: Low

Orchard Park is located:

  • 57 miles southeast of Bandon
  • 160 miles southwest of Eugene.

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Directions to Island Campground

From Highway 101 in Coos Bay,

  • Take OR 42/OR 542/Powers Highways/Forest Road 33 and travel 57 miles south to the destination on the right.

GPS: N 42°43.362′ W 124°02.541′ | 42.7227, -124.04235

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