Share:

Candle Creek Campground

Mt. Jefferson + Metolius River Area, Oregon

Start Exploring
Candle Creek Campground

Share:

Advertisement
  • Candle Creek Campground.- Candle Creek Campground
  • Metolius River from Candle Creek Campground.- Candle Creek Campground
  • - Candle Creek Campground
  • Setting up camp at campsite 6.- Candle Creek Campground
  • Hoodoo Recreation Services keeps the vaulted toilet facilities clean.- Candle Creek Campground
  • Candle Creek is cradled by man-made pools just before its confluence with the Metolius- Candle Creek Campground
  • A view of the river from the campsite.- Candle Creek Campground
  • Campsite 3 is a good example of the large and open sites.- Candle Creek Campground
  • The proximity of the river provides great background noise for sleeping.- Candle Creek Campground
  • Beautiful stargazing and views of the Milky Way.- Candle Creek Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Remote. Relaxing river noise. Large sites. Stargazing.
Cons: 
No potable water. No direct swimming access.
Advertisement
Alerts: 
August, 2017: The expanding Whitewater Fire has caused the Forest Service to close significant portions of the Mount Jefferson Wilderness at least through August 21, the day of the solar eclipse. The closures may expand, and they may extend beyond August 21. More information can be found here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd553952.pdf https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5420/
Region:
Mt. Jefferson + Metolius River Area, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Camping fee: 
$12.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Tent/Car sites: 
10
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
Powered by Dark Sky

Today

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
58°F
40°

Fri

Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy in the afternoon.
45°F
37°

Sat

Rain until evening and dangerously windy throughout the day.
56°F
36°

Sun

Light rain and windy until afternoon.
59°F
49°

Mon

Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
68°F
43°

Tue

Clear throughout the day.
68°F
41°

Wed

Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
69°F
40°
Advertisement
Campground Description

Campground Description

Sponsored Contributor

The Candle Creek Campground is the last campground you come to on the Metolius River.  Of the campgrounds in the area, it is the most isolated and least congested.  The campsites are large, flat, and offer plenty of space.  Hoodoo Recreation Services maintains the area and completely renovated the sites in 2003.  Facilities are minimal but are nice and well-maintained. 

This is a great spot for adventurers who are in the area for other activities and need a comfortable and soothing place to pitch a tent.  The nearby Metolius River provides soothing white noise for excellent sleeping.  The site is a great place to go for those who want to avoid RVs and large groups while enjoying area hikes, climbs and rivers.  There is an extra $6 charge for additional vehicles in a single site.

The site also has river access for kayakers, but the banks of the river here are heavily overgrown and can be difficult for novices. 

Updates, Tips + Comments

Updates, Tips + Comments

Field Guide + Map

Field Guide + Map

Download
Advertisement
Location + Directions

Location + Directions

Nearby Camping + Lodging

(42 within a 30 mile radius)

Nearby Adventures

(85 within a 30 mile radius)

Advertisement
Related Content

Related Content

Adventure Community

Adventure Community

Who Wants To Do It
26 Members
Who's Done It
9 Members
Submission by
Sponsored Contributor
131 Adventures Explored
47 Adventures Published

Newsletter Signup

Join the Outdoor Project Community

Get access to essential planning materials and information for your next adventure. Take a few seconds to join the community. It’s FREE!

Free Field Guides + Maps

Post Updates, Tips + Comments

Organize + Track Your Adventures

Insider Detailed Info, News + Benefits

Custom Driving Directions

Recommended Campsites, Photos + Reservation Info