Canton Creek Campground – Steamboat OR

Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), working out of the Steamboat CCC Camp under the US Forest Service built four campgrounds nearby, including Canton Creek.  The campgrounds were all built sometime between 1933 and 1941, probably earlier than later in this case.

Canton Creek campground has a picnic structure, or gazebo, that looks to be CCC and remains in good condition.

Unfortunately, Canton Creek campground was closed when we visited and the entrance sign rather rudely covered with a plastic garbage bag. That appears to be a carryover of the pandemic or it might be winter protection.

The settlement of Steamboat has long since disappeared, but remains on the name of Steamboat Creek and the Steamboat Inn nearby.

Source notes

Information panel at Mott Bridge - see https://livingnewdeal.org/projects/island-campground-umpqua-national-forest-or/

 

Project originally submitted by Richard Walker on June 5, 2022.

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Location Info


Steamboat Creek Road
Steamboat, OR 97443

Coordinates: 43.3427, -122.735

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