Share:

Limberlost Campground

Willamette Foothills, Oregon

Start Exploring
Limberlost Campground

Share:

Advertisement
  • The entrance to Limberlost Campground off of Highway 242.- Limberlost Campground
  • The modest arrangement of 12 sites.- Limberlost Campground
  • A typical site.- Limberlost Campground
  • The parking for one of the walk-in sites.- Limberlost Campground
  • Walk-in sites 1 and 2 should really be considered a single group site.- Limberlost Campground
  • - Limberlost Campground
  • - Limberlost Campground
  • The vault toilets at Limberlost Campground.- Limberlost Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
On Lost Creek. Near hiking and biking. May receive less traffic than neighboring campgrounds.
Cons: 
Very densely designed. Little privacy. No potable water.
Advertisement
Region:
Willamette Foothills, OR
Managed by: 
American Land and Leisure
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
Advertisement
Campground Description

Campground Description

Team

Limberlost Campground is a tiny area that is densely packed with 12 campsites, some of which have literally nothing separating them.  In terms of amenities, the campground offers only the basics: fire pits, picnic tables, and vault toilets.  Bring your own firewood and water.

Why might you choose Limberlost? First, its location is near to the many wonderful adventures on the upper McKenzie River and McKenzie Pass.  Second, the campground may not receive the traffic that neighboring campgrounds experience (such as Paradise or Ollalie).  Finally, if your group is large enough to justify reserving two or three sites, the intimate nature of the campground suddenly becomes less of a burden and more of an asset.

The campground is in a beautiful setting right on the banks of Lost Creek, where the best sites are found.  The creek must have inspired some sort of free association in the naming of the campground; the Forest Service maintains that the campground is named for the 1909 novel "A Girl of the Limberlost," a story of a girl coming of age in rural Indiana.  Regardless, the creek and the surrounding hikes make the campground a good option under the right circumstances.

 

 

Updates, Tips + Comments

Updates, Tips + Comments

Field Guide + Map

Field Guide + Map

Download
Advertisement
Location + Directions

Location + Directions

Nearby Camping + Lodging

(56 within a 30 mile radius)

Nearby Adventures

(133 within a 30 mile radius)

Adventure Community

Adventure Community

Who Wants To Do It
6 Members
Who's Done It
6 Members
Submission by
Team
368 Adventures Explored
344 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