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Along the North Umpqua River, between Idleyld Park and Diamond Lake, you'll find the Bureau of Land Management's Susan Creek Campground, the most upscale public campground along the North Umpqua. (It even has hot showers.) The large Horseshoe Bend Campground, near Steamboat, is popular with rafters and kayakers on weekends and has well-separated campsites, big views of surrounding cliffs, and access to the North Umpqua Trail. Toketee Campground, at Toketee Reservoir, is situated back from the lake, but there are a few sites on the river.

Diamond Lake has three U.S. Forest Service campgrounds -- Diamond Lake, Broken Arrow, and Thielsen View -- with a total of more than 400 campsites. Here you'll also find the Diamond Lake RV Park, 3500 Diamond Lake Loop (tel. 541/793-3318; www.diamondlakervpark.com), which is the closest RV park to Crater Lake National Park.

Southwest of Crater Lake National Park, on Ore. 62, you'll find Farewell Bend Campground, which is set amid big trees on the Rogue River. The next campgrounds are Union Creek and Natural Bridge, both of which are also along the Rogue River near the town of Prospect. North of Ore. 62, on Ore. 230, you'll find the Hamaker Campground, on a pretty bend in the Rogue River with big trees and meadows across the river.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.