Go Here: Summer Doggie Daydreams
If “every dog must have his day,” it is very likely that those dog-days are outside on a trail, in the water, or a grassy field somewhere. There may be no other vicarious joy such as watching your sweet canine friend bounding through the forest. If you both can’t get enough outdoor time, why not go camping and make it two or more days?
Thinking ahead of summer adventures, make sure to prepare well for the pooch—if a water supply is not available, make sure to bring some along. When planning adventures on our shared public lands, don’t forget to tread lightly; avoid important wildlife areas, prevent them from digging, and scoop or bury their poop!
Stay cool in these forest campgrounds that make for convenient and low impact camping with a dog in the summer. For more information call or check the website for Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest.
Sam Brown Campground, near Merlin: Situated among big trees, and a large meadow—this is a great basecamp site for a number of forested trails. You’re pup will love to splash through the trails along Dutchy, Taylor, or Briggs Creeks!
Union Creek Campground, near Prospect: Sleep out in old growth forest and experience the headwaters of the Rogue River. Numerous local trails that access Union Creek and the Upper Rogue River make it a great place to hike before visiting Crater Lake!
Watkins Glen, Applegate: Camping nearby the Applegate Reservoir provides many recreation opportunities for all; fishing, biking, boating, hiking—and for those who don’t mind bringing their own water and walking in to the camp sites, they will enjoy the privilege of a no-fee area. Remember to pack out trash!