Boondocking Review: Williamson River Campground, Oregon

“Awesome Boondocking! ”

Williamson River Campground

We stayed a week, next door, at Collier Memorial State Park (our review here) which was amazing but Collier was booked solid for the Memorial Day Weekend so Plan B.

We woke early Friday morning and quickly packed up and headed over to Williamson River Campground expecting it to fill up quickly. To our surprise there were only 2 sites taken and about 4 more campers arrived on Saturday during the holiday weekend. We pretty much had the campground to ourselves and loved it.

Both parks are connected with a series of trails so you still have access to the stream and the logging museum; its just about 1.25 miles further when you’re at Williamson River. (See our review for Collier State Park on Campendium as well).

Although strictly dry camping the campground does offer pit toilets, water spigots and trash containers. We saw the park ranger come through at least twice checking the garbage cans and cleaning the toilets.

The camp host was a very friendly gentlemen and we really enjoyed visiting with him.

As others have commented, the road in was a bit dusty and wash-boarded but don’t let that deter you. Take your time getting down the road and you’ll be richly rewarded with a beautiful and secluded US Forest Service campground for only ten bucks a night. If it weren’t for the road this would be a 5 star review.

Just like the State Park next door,cell service was a little slow but we were able to use our WeBoost booster to work and stream without any issues.

Next time we visit the area Williamson River Campground will be our Plan A.

Would We Stay Again?

We truly enjoyed our time at the Williamson Campground and will definitely stay again when in the area.

Nightly Cost: $10
Days Stayed: 2
Hookups: Dry Camping (No Hookups)
Pets: Allowed

WIFI:  Our cell coverage was good in this park as well. Verizon was the strongest but AT&T and T-Mobile worked fine too. Our weBoost cell booster was on standby just in case the signal strength wasn’t strong enough but was not needed.

*This is our review/opinions of our stay at Williamson River Campground, Oregon*

Williamson River Campground   GPS: 42.6586, -121.8549 


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