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Nestled deep in the heart of the Cascade Mountains and bordered by miles of national forest lies a quiet campground where solitude is nearly guaranteed. Lund Park Campground boasts just 10 sites and basic amenities. Perfect for a family like ours.
We stayed 2 nights at Lund Park in mid-July. After driving through, we chose site #8 for its distance from other occupied sites and its safety for our small children. Site 8 is against the road, but a steep (really steep!) climb is required to reach the road. Otherwise, we could see for 50 yards in any direction and the creek was a safe enough distance.
A pit toilet is nearby. There is no water source at Lund Park, so be sure to pack in plenty of water. Also, the park maintenance only comes around every 3 days, so I recommend packing toilet paper as well.
Campground Map & Site Tour
You can pull an RV into all of the sites at Lund Park. A couple of sites, including #8, have pull-through parking. Sites 1-2 are fairly large, but are walk-in. Sites 3-6 are pretty small, mostly room for just one tent or a small camper. Site #7-9 together make up a great group site, and site 10 is also perfect for groups.
There are many nearby hiking trails, including Brice Creek Trail and the must-see Trestle Creek Trail. But perhaps best of all, tons of amazing swimming holes. We found sandy beaches for our little ones, and jump-offs into blue pools for our big kids.
History of Lund Park
Lund Park has a fascinating history and some of it remains visible near campsite #1 and near Brice Creek.
Lund Park was named for Alex Lundberg and Harry Parker and was established in the late 1800s as a stop for miners heading to Bohemia Mountain. Then, the trip was made on horseback and took 3 days from Cottage Grove (we made the same trip in about 90 minutes). Lund Park was a place to rest and restock supplies before heading up the mountain.
I was curious about this foundation…Lund Park is so far up the river, so far away from any town, what on earth was this large cement foundation doing here? So I googled it and found a post on My South Lane website detailing the history. I wonder now if this foundation is from the warehouse in the historical photo above?
The Umpqua National Forest website lists a post office, hotel, dam, power house, and other small buildings at Lund Park around 1900, so it could feasibly have been any of these buildings.
Hobo Campground & swimming hole
Camping Activity for Kids
I don’t always pack an activity for the kids, but I’ve found that it can be very helpful during down time, like while I’m making dinner. We picked up a variety of small rocks and the kids spent over an hour painting them all. Most of them they hid around the campground for future campers to find.
One last view of Lund Park Campground and Brice Creek Trailhead:
Fee per night $8
Extra car per night $5
Vault toilet, bring your own TP
Picnic tables and fire rings are provided
No water or electricity are available anywhere in the campground