Ramblings of a Techno-Viking

Still Creek Campground

Still Creek Campground has 27 sites in a single loop -- 21 reserveable, 5 non-reserveable, and one host site. The sites tend to be bigger than some other nearby campgrounds, and about ten of them have a creek running in back. While the campground was full most Friday and Saturday nights, it was half-full most weeknights. 2012 rates are $20/night. The campground opened June 22, and is scheduled to close October 7. There are 3 sets of vault toilets, faucets scattered around with good tasting water, and each campsite has a fire pit and table. Firewood was available at the host site most of the summer.

There is a poorly-documented picnic area with one picnic table and two fire grates. The grates are on the other side of a fork of still creek from the table.

The Barlow Trail, a portion of the old Barlow Road part of the Oregon Trail, goes from the campground to Government Camp less than a mile away. This section has been left about like it was 150 years ago. There is a small Pioneer Cemmitary and a historical marker on the Gravel Perry Vickers Road that goes from the back end of the campground to Trillium Lake Road.

The National Forest web page on the campground has some inaccuracies -- Ramona Falls in 20 miles away, near Lost Creek Campground, and while there may be fishing in Still Creek, it would be downstream from the campground.

My responsibilities as camp host included cleaning the campsites and toilets, checking people in to campsites, and selling firewood. There was a lot more paperwork involved than I expected, including copying numbers from one form to another and adding up columns of numbers.

The Verizon signal was fairly strong, but the T-Mobile one was flakey.

Glad so see you're still alive. I guess this means the job is over? Please photograph the marker if you can; that's always interesting to me.
Comment by Linda Saturday 08 September 2012 04:12 UTC

Yes, the job is over. The campground is scheduled to remail open until Oct 7.

Sorry I didn't take any historical marker pictures before I left the area.

Comment by blarson Friday 14 September 2012 18:42 UTC