Candle Creek Campground

Mt. Jefferson + Metolius River Area, Oregon

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Candle Creek Campground


  • 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
Remote. Relaxing river noise. Large sites. Stargazing.
No potable water. No direct swimming access.
Mt. Jefferson + Metolius River Area, OR
Managed by: 
Hoodoo Recreation Services
Pets allowed: 
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Current Local Weather:
Campground Description

Campground Description


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. 

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