Free Guide to Northwest Camping
Miller Bar Campground
Campground Description: Miller Bar Campground is owned and operated by the US Forest Service. Miller Bar Campground is not a campground in the traditional sense. It is a designated dispersed camping area. Dispersed means that you should camp in an area that appears to have been camped upon previously. If there is no evidence of previous campers, select a camping area on bare ground if at all possible. Designated dispersed camping areas typically offer no water, trash disposal, toilet facilities, picnic tables or fire pits. For complete information, click here: Dispersed Camping Guidelines Miller Bar is big enough for tent camping or, at a maximum, a truck mounted camper. Food, shopping and services are available in Brookings. Reservations are not possible. Open May 15 to September 15
Number of Sites: Dispersed camping only, no designated campsites Dispersed Camping Guidelines
Sewer: No, however a vault toilet is available
Waste Water Dump Station: No, a dump station is available at Harris Beach State Park, 1 mile north of Brookings on Highway 101.
Directions: From Brookings, turn east off US Highway 101 onto the North Bank, Chetco River Road (County Road 784). This becomes Forest Service Road 1376. Miller Bar is approximately 11.4 miles from Brookings
Fishing: Miller Bar is in fact a river bar on the wild and scenic Chetco River. The Chetco is one of the most productive fisheries in Oregon. Salmon and Steelhead are abundant , in season, in addition to trout. Ask in Brookings about trout and other species. From the Forest Service web page: "The Chetco receives healthy runs of winter steelhead exceeding 20 pounds and fall Chinook salmon exceeding 50 pounds. Licensed fishing guides are available to float this section on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. The river fishes well when flows are between 2,000 and 4,000 cfs and the levels are receding. Side-drifting for winter steelhead and back-bouncing for Chinook salmon are preferred methods of fishing this stream, although other tactics will catch fish. The Chetco River on the National Forest has high water quality and clears quickly after storms."
Astronomy Opportunities: Yes, on the rocky shoreline of the Chetco River which might be somewhat treacherous after dark. Even at that, the sky view is limited by the opposite hills. For those with computerized telescopes, the exact location is 42.1415° N, 124.1734° W
Nearby Golfing:Salmon Run Golf Course 99040 S Bank Chetco River Rd Brookings, OR 97415-8239 (877) 423-1234 (541) 469-4889 Salmon Run Golf Course Web Site
Contact Information:Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest 3040 Biddle Road Medford, OR 97504 (541) 618-2200 Miller Bar Campground
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