RUJADA DAY USE PICNIC AREA, OR

Rujada Day Use Picnic Area is set along the banks of Layng Creek, with a large, open grassy area amidst a scattering of Douglas fir. Rujada is a perfect setting for family reunions, parties or group getaways.Visitors to Umpqua National Forest are often taken aback by the unique landscapes...
Status: Closed through Thu May 15 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Electric hookups are not available
  • Parking for 20 vehicles on-site; for overflow parking vehicles will need to park at the nearby Layng Creek Work Center.
  • This is a day-use area; overnight camping prohibited
  • The day-use area is within Rujuda Campground; reservations for this campground are first-come, first-served only
  • Campground host generally on duty during summer season
  • Click here for more information about Umpqua National Forest


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RUJADA DAY USE PICNIC AREA GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC 30 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water
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Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water
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Overview

Overview

Rujada Day Use Picnic Area is set along the banks of Layng Creek, with a large, open grassy area amidst a scattering of Douglas fir. Rujada is a perfect setting for family reunions, parties or group getaways.

Natural Features:

Visitors to Umpqua National Forest are often taken aback by the unique landscapes of southwestern Oregon. Explosive geologic events have shaped the distinctive landscape on the nearly 1 million-acre forest, and provide spectacular scenery as well as an abundance of natural and cultural resources.

The translation of the word, "umpqua," meaning "thundering waters," defines the area. High mountain lakes, heart-stopping rapids, peaceful ponds and thundering waterfalls, including the 272-foot Watson Falls on the North Umpqua Highway, provide plenty of pastimes for visitors.

Diverse ecosystems support a wide range of habitat for wildlife common to the area. From eagles and owls, to salamanders and salmon, these species, along with many others, depend on surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams and diverse forests to live.

Recreation:

In addition to being a prime location for hiking and biking in summer and early fall. The large grassy field is perfect for group activities or sports, and a playground and horseshoe pit are also provided on-site.

Hikers will enjoy a moderately challenging hike on Swordfern Trail, leaving from the historic Civilian Conservation Corps Campground Register booth, located in the Rujada Picnic Area. The trail parallels the south side of Layng Creek, traveling through a stand of second growth Douglas fir and lush swordfern understory, then climbs to an abandoned logging road. Eventually it loops back to the Rujada Picnic area, or continues on the logging road and back into the camping loop.

In autumn, visitors will be treated to the brilliant fall colors of the hardwood trees along Layng Creek.

Facilities:

This day use area has two reservable picnic sites. Both sites can accommodate up to 30 people, and groups of up to 60 may reserve both sites.

The sites are equipped with picnic tables and grills. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Nearby are three spectacular waterfall trails. Spirit Falls is a short 0.4-mile, more difficult hike to a 60’ waterfall. Moon Falls is an easy, 0.5-mile hike to a 125’ cascading waterfall. Pinard Falls is a 0.6-mile, more difficult hike to a 105’ waterfall. All three hikes are within 10 miles of the campground and can be done within a single day. Visitors enjoy taking a picnic lunch and eating at the base of Moon or Spirit Falls at a picnic table made and installed by a modern day CC crew.

Booking Window
Sun Apr 27 2014 - Thu Apr 23 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 16 2014 Mon Sep 08 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Playground
  • Softball Fields
  • Swimming
  • Trailhead
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 16 2014 -
Sep 08 2014
GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC $25.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.70611, -122.69194
43°42'22"N, 122°41'31"W

From Cottage Grove take exit 174 on Interstate 5, then take Row River Road #2400 east for 19 miles to Road #17. Turn left on Road #17 and continue for 2 miles. Rujada Campground is located on the right.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

RUJADA DAY USE PICNIC AREA
40730 Layng Creek Road
Culp Creek OR 97434

Phone Number:

Information: (541)767-5000
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