Wolf Creek Recreation Area
Guide

Introduction

Wolf Creek Recreation Area is a Bureau of Land Management property sited within a region that hosts beautiful waterfalls, lush vegetation, and picturesque landscapes. All of these contribute to the popularity of the recreation area as a premier destination for top-class camping and memorable getaways. As a result, this BLM site, located about seven miles southeast of Glide in Oregon, is a wonderful choice for your next holiday destination.

There are plenty of ways to stay active within and around this recreation area. You can begin your adventure by hiking on any of the scenic trails that are available here, which will take you to waterfalls and other fascinating spots. If your interest is sharing a meal with your family and/or friends, you’ll feel right at home at the picnic site and day-use area in the park. Photographers come here in spring to take pictures of the vibrant colors and lush vegetation that decorate the park. Swimming opportunities are also available here.

If you’re open to taking your adventure outside the park, you can explore the Rogue-Umpqua National Scenic Byway, Boulder Creek Wilderness, Little River, and other areas within Umpqua National Forest.

Tent and vehicle camping opportunities are available in this BLM recreation area, with facilities such as parking, restrooms, and potable water.

RV Rentals in Wolf Creek Recreation Area

Transportation

Driving

Wolf Creek Recreation Area lies about seven miles southeast of Glide, in Douglas County, Oregon. If you want to get to this BLM area from Roseburg, drive east along Highway 138 to Glide, where you will make a right onto Little River Road (otherwise known as County Road 17). Your travel on Little River Road will be for about 11 miles before you arrive at the Wolf Creek Falls Trailhead in the park.

You won’t have any driving challenges when visiting this recreation area as the roads that lead to the BLM park are paved and maintained. So, feel free to come in any vehicle you want. You can never be too safe, though, so it doesn’t hurt to find out the current weather and road conditions from the BLM Roseburg District Office before you head out.

Parking

Ample room for parking vehicles is provided at this BLM recreation area, particularly at the Wolf Creek Falls Trailhead. So, look out for these parking spaces when you arrive. Do not park by the roadside or in undesignated parking areas.

Public Transportation

There are no direct public transportation services to this BLM property in Oregon. However, you can easily get travel and camping equipment for rent in Roseburg and Glide.

Campgrounds and parking in Wolf Creek Recreation Area

Campsites in Wolf Creek Recreation Area

First-come first-served

Wolf Creek Campground

Wolf Creek Campground lies on the banks of Little River, and offers tent and vehicle camping opportunities to visitors looking to enjoy time away from home. The campground is open between May and September, and none of the campsites can be reserved, so they are all available on a first-come, first-served basis.

A visit to this campground in spring will offer you the chance to see abundant wildflowers decorating its corridors.

In this campground, there are five campsites equipped with picnic tables and fire rings, as well as three tent campsites with picnic tables and fire rings. Potable water is provided, and so are two flush toilets. Note that campfires are only allowed in developed fire pits. Parking spurs are provided.

Pets are welcome here, as long as they are on leash.

Picnicking, fishing, swimming, hiking, softball, and some other recreation opportunities are available. The maximum length of stay here is 14 days, and vehicles longer than 30 feet cannot be accommodated.

Cavitt Creek Falls Campground

Cavitt Creek Falls Recreation Site, which is beautifully surrounded by a forest of cedar, maple, and fir trees, features a campground equipped with tent and pet-friendly campsites. This BLM campground is open between May and September, and the sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Vehicles as long as 34 feet can also be accommodated in the campground.

A total of 10 campsites are available here, with amenities and services such as potable water, fire pits, firewood, garbage service, and picnic tables. Vault toilets are also provided.

You can stay active here by fishing, hiking, and swimming.

Seasonal activities in Wolf Creek Recreation Area

In-Season

Shadow Falls

The view of the triple-tiered Shadow Falls on Cavitt Creek is absolutely breathtaking. This waterfall can be accessed via Shadow Falls Trail, which starts out on a flat surface before it descends to the viewing area where you will get to see the waterfall. As you stroll on this trail, you’ll enjoy good shade, so try to take note of how the forest changes to old-growth trees with a lush understory from mature trees.

This trail is open to hikers, mountain bikers and backpackers, and open all year.

Grotto Falls

Grotto Falls Trail is a short trail that leads to Grotto Falls, a double-curtain waterfall that has space for guests to pass behind. Grotto Falls lies in a narrow gorge that only gets direct sun for a short period during the day.

Should you decide to explore the Grotto Falls Trail, you’ll start with old-growth trees with lush undergrowth in the first part of the trail, before you arrive at the deep natural cavern behind the falls.

Feel free to hike and ride mountain bikes on this trail.

Wolf Creek Falls

If you visit Wolf Creek Falls in winter and early spring, you will experience the full display of resplendence and beauty of this natural wonder. In spring, the lush vegetation and vibrant colors that surround this area offers spectacular photography opportunities.

The 1.2-mile Wolf Creek Falls Trail starts over an arched footbridge that runs the entire length of Little River. A picnic site is available along the trail, and disabled guests can also make use of it, particularly the first half that is considered easy. The other half is moderately difficult, thanks to the steeper slopes there.

Off-Season

Rogue-Umpqua National Scenic Byway

You can have fun by driving your vehicle along the 172-mile long Rogue-Umpqua National Scenic Byway, where you will experience diverse river and mountain landscapes. Your auto touring adventure on this scenic byway will take you through oak-covered hills, roaring whitewater rapids, towering coniferous forests, and incised lava flows.

Look out for waterfalls, high cascade mountain peaks and volcanic geological features, National Wild and Scenic Rivers, wilderness areas, and other scenic vistas as you drive.

Boulder Creek Wilderness

If you are looking to experience some primitive recreation or spend some time away from the noise, the comfort of remoteness offered within Boulder Creek Wilderness is just perfect for you.

Within this 31 square mile wilderness located in Umpqua National Forest, there are really good spots for you to visit like small waterfalls and quiet pools where you can connect with nature’s beauty. Rest assured you will be able to experience good relaxation, solitude, and refreshment within these areas.

Little River

As Little River is home to a number of exciting recreational opportunities, guests love to explore the river for a variety of pursuits.

This river lies in a mountain setting where hiking enthusiasts get to enjoy easy to strenuous hiking pursuits on landscapes ranging from 3,000 feet to 5,000 feet.

Anglers can set out to catch rainbow trout and cutthroat trout here in spring, summer and fall too. An Oregon state fishing license is required.

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