Photo courtesy of Denis LeBlanc

Just 14 miles up the Rogue River from Gold Beach, the Quosatana Campground is a real gem of a National Forest campground. Set in an Oregon myrtle grove with broad grass meadows on a bank above the Rogue River, the campground is well-situated for all types of recreation. There is a boat ramp and a large gravel bar to facilitate launching boats as well as a fish-cleaning station for the successful catch. Deer seem to love this area, and they are often seen strolling through the large meadows that border the campground.

The sites are distributed along two one-way loops that both wind through ancient myrtle trees. Sites are a range of sizes and can accommodate up to medium-sized RVs. There is decent spacing between sites but not a lot of privacy. There are no hookups and no potable water in the campground, so water must be brought in or boiled before use.

The Rogue River is just steps away, and there are several hiking options in the area, including the Myrtle Tree Trail and the Francis Shrader Old Growth Trail.