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Dolly Varden Campground

Willamette Valley, Oregon

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  • The entrance to Dolly Varden is on the left. Parking for sites 4 and 5 is beyond the sign and on the right.- Dolly Varden Campground
  • Dolly Varden Campground.- Dolly Varden Campground
  • Dolly Varden Campground.- Dolly Varden Campground
  • Dolly Varden Campground's main attraction, a great swimming hole and beach.- Dolly Varden Campground
  • Dolly Varden Campground.- Dolly Varden Campground
  • Vault toilets at Dolly Varden Campground.- Dolly Varden Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Close to Eugene. Swimming hole and beach. Near the Fall Creek Trail.
Cons: 
Heavy use. Scant privacy. No potable water. Near the road.
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Region:
Willamette Valley, OR
Managed by: 
American Land and Leisure
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Dolly Varden Campground is located just upstream from the Fall Creek Trail Trailhead and is the first Forest Service campground you will encounter as you drive up the Fall Creek corridor.  Dolly Varden is a very small campground that is actually split by NF-18; sites 4 and 5 are actually across the road and are excellent options if you are camping with a group and don’t mind the road's proximity.  Dolly Varden offers only the basics in terms of amenities: vault toilets, picnic tables, and fire pits.

The main attraction to camping at Dolly Varden is its situation.  Because it is tucked away on the inside bank of a broad turn in the creek, all of the sites have water access.  Some have direct access to a beach and the gigantic pool that is formed just downstream from the NF-18 bridge.  Further, it is only a short walk to the beautiful Fall Creek Trail.

Sites at Dolly Varden are far from private, however, as there is little vegetation and space to separate tents.  If campers in one site choose to keep late hours, all of the campers in the area will know.  The road is a very present feature for all of the sites, as well.  Campers at Dolly Varden can get potable water and firewood at nearby Broken Bowl Campground, where there is also a campground host.  Like Big Pool Campground and Broken Bowl Campground, Dolly Varden is open from the end of April to the end of September and is first-come, first-served.

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