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Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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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. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Remote. Relaxing river noise. Large sites. Stargazing.

Cons

No potable water. No direct swimming access.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Hoodoo Recreation Services

Address

SW Metolius River Rd
Culver, OR 97734
United States

Features

Vault toilet

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Mt. Jefferson + Metolius River Area, Oregon
Mt. Jefferson + Metolius River Area, Oregon
Mt. Jefferson + Metolius River Area, Oregon

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Mt. Jefferson + Metolius River Area, Oregon
Mt. Jefferson + Metolius River Area, Oregon
Mt. Jefferson + Metolius River Area, Oregon

Comments

09/16/2017
After the campground closes for the season in mid-September, you can stay for free. We had the whole end to ourselves on a weekend. Loved hiking upriver on the trail, watching kayakers head down the Metolius, and gatherings of yellow-rumped warblers in the trees and shrub.
07/03/2017
When all the other sites are full, check this one out. Bring your own water, but it's secluded and quiet (except for the rushing river).
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