A gravel bar along the Chetco River. The road is paved all the way to the bottom with a rocky area along the river to park. Free as of 6/16/23 per posted sign by USFS.
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Long winding road down to the River Access at Millers Bar. There were many other campers here set up along the river. So we headed to an open spot. We are in a converted van and we got stuck in the river rocks. Sunk right in!! There were smaller trucks and cars that were not stuck so I’d say any van sized camper would sink. We stayed the night and dealt with it in the am. It was quite the whole time we were there. River was pretty. Free. We did manage after a few tries- to get the van out but it was not easy. Don’t recommend staying right along river in the Stoney area. If you can find a hard packed spot near the upper edges you’ll be fine…Report Check-In
Excellent spot with plenty of space and clean river
AT&T isn’t greatest but enough to send text/make call (weak data)
Recommend driving the rocky beach up/down to get your best choiceReport Check-In
Great riverside free spot. Pit toilet, be careful don’t get stuck in the rocks.Report Check-In
There are a few more bars past Miller. We checked them all out and ended up staying at Redwood Bar because there was no one else there, so we had the whole area to ourselves. Our pup was able to swim in the river and we relaxed at camp. We didn’t find any hiking trails off the beach at Redwood Bar, so walking along the river was the extent of the exploring we did. We would definitely stay here again.Report Check-In
USFS posted no fees so 14 day free camping as of 6/16/23
Still some riff raff around, it's the closest camping to Brookings.
Can be crowded on weekends.
I've been here off and on since 5/5/23. Nook Bar and Redwood Bar are a few miles further east and much quieter.
A bit of cell service on the widest area of the river Bar, next to the water.
Wide open and clean at the moment. No fee till 5/26/23 and being honest, Ranger station is in Gold Beach and in 22 years, never seen a Ranger check for tags.
I've stayed here 30 days in the past, lots of people leave their rigs here for the Summer-it was free a few years ago and they haven't forgotten.
River's cleanReport Check-In
We spent two nights in the gorgeous location along the river. The road access to the river is a paved narrow road. Note- the camping/parking is ON the river gravel bar. Most of the area is hardpacked gravel but there are locations with deep sand or deep gravel. We were hesitant to drive our 2WD Promaster onto the beach as the transition from the pavement to the gravel is a bit of a drop. We made it down with no issues and had no issues getting back up again. There is a clean outhouse with toilet paper! and garbage bins. There is an old deposit box for fee collection but the sign does not say anything about how much it is nor are there any envelopes to put your fee into. I think it was a paid camping area but is no longer. You can stay for 14 days. There was only one other person who spent the night and there were several locals that came down for day useReport Check-In
I spent 2 nights on the river bar in my van, it was very nice. I was alone the first night and one the next night. A lot of people come down during the day. There’s a pit toilet up the hill and to the left. It says it is a fee area but it didn’t say how much it was anywhere. A nice place to recharge.Report Check-In
Loud thumping music started around midnight from one of the encampments. Beautiful river but not worth the long drive from the highway for a miserable night of sleep.Report Check-In
There’s a lot of conflicting information on this tag for what it’s supposed to be. I’ve only spent one night here but this is what I’ve gathered. This location is Miller Bar NF (free) and there is a Miller Bar Campsite nearby (presumably the $10 fee spot). Yes there were some permanent campers to the left, they seem to have gotten the choice spot but the rest is grand anyways. Yes there is some trash and some trashy behavior (lighting fireworks from the left and smoke bombs in the water from our right). But overall, it’s a really beautiful spot. Would be nice if those that used it could see that. Please everyone who visits, do your part to clean up upon your visit. It seems this spot has already improved from what others have noted, thank you to all those before me that left this place better than you found it.
For the entrance notes: paved road all the way down until the very last part that is steep and bumpy. I made it down in a standard Ford Transit, as did my friendReport Check-In
Campsite on the river. Sign says no fee as of 7/7/22. Only stayed one night because some have this as their permanent address and didn’t trust leaving our camper. One group partied very loudly (shania Twain with bass bumping) until about 8, but other than that it was quiet. Quite a bit of trash around, but picked up what we could and tossed in the two available dumpsters right there at the sites.Report Check-In
We tried to look for numerous campsites her and in that area. At Miller Bar it was obvious there are several permanent camps here. And it was trashy, a few very sketchy people. It’s a long drive in and until it changes I would not waste your time to camp here. We also drive up high to Panda Ridge and came across several beautiful site, one was all trash and I mean mounds of trash, chairs coolers and a couch. It’s very sad.Report Check-In
Lovely stop in a pinch. All campgrounds were full. There is a paved and narrow road that descends steeply down to the river. Everything is river rock.. keep that in mind. People do leave their trash. We found a fire ring full of fireworks. We did our part and threw the surrounding trash away. We camped just feet from the beautiful river. Mosquitos were a non issue. When you get to the bottom of the road, there is a large opening and you can just post up anywhere. I would suggest venturing to the left, you might find more privacy. It was not super busy when we were there. For the most part other campers were respectful of the typical camping hours. I would camp here again. There is dumpsters and clean pit toilet nestled up a few dirt stairs and porta-Johns on the river rock through out.Report Check-In
Took our 40’ Skoolie down there. Wouldn’t recommend it if you’re not comfortable with driving in tight and rough areas. The area is not free there’s a $10 a night fee. No service for Verizon or metro. Busy on the weekend like anyplace else. About 12 miles to the closest store.Report Check-In
It’s beautiful and free, that part is hard to beat. But it seems like every hillbilly and crack head around came and set up camp with their thirty dogs. Sounds like a kennel followed by bevis and butthead shouting curses at them. Huge beach, maybe I just picke the wrong sideReport Check-In
Did not stay here, but we checked it out. There was a lot of trash and junk strewn all over and several campers that gave us a bad vibe. Went down the road to Nook Bar and we were the only ones on the riverbank, clean sites.Report Check-In
Looks like this place could get busy. Monday after the holiday weekend it's quiet. River warm enough for a swim. Low to no Verizon signal.Report Check-In