On Saturday, we went to check out the Lobster Creek Campground in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. It’s $10 a night and had one spot that could fit us.
The road through campground continues to a boat ramp. Past the boat ramp, it turns into a rocky cobble road where we saw a couple RV’s camping along the banks of the Rogue River.
We saw some “no camping” signs but figured we could at least pull over and have some lunch.
After we ate, we walked back up to the campground and asked the host if we could camp by the river.
The camp hosts didn’t seem very happy about it, but explained that we could camp past the sign for free. The lady said that if we got stuck we would be on our own and her husband added that we better listen for the tsunami horns (even though we were ten miles from the coast).
As we walked away, the camp host lady added “don’t tell anyone about it,” to which we smiled and thanked them for the information.
Lobster Creek Campground is east of Gold Beach Oregon on Jerry’s Flat Road. The free boondocking area is outlined above.
The cell service isn’t good enough for us to stay for the week. There wasn’t any AT&T, and we got 1 bar of Verizon 3G with the booster.
Dinner This Weekend:
Easy Vegan Creamy Pasta with Kale. We had this recipe over the weekend. Brian liked it so much he thought it should be on the list for company in the future.
2014 Cost of Camping:
$132.00 for the week thru Saturday 6/7
64 night paid camping
93 nights free camping
157 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $1900
Daily average cost of camping: $12.10