This semi-remote campground on Canton Creek is off the beaten path and is available as one of BLM's free-use campgrounds. The nine campsite recreation area has a water system and vault toilets. A number of waterplay areas are located close to Scaredman on Canton Creek. Scaredman was named by early hunters who camped in the area and were frightened by the abundance of wolves in the area. The site is open year-round, and is still popular during the fall hunting season, but rest easy at night; the wolves are gone. Even though fishing is closed on Canton Creek and all Steamboat drainages, the North Umpqua River, 3.5 miles downstream, offers fishing opportunities for fly-fishermen looking for steelhead or salmon. Check the Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations before you go.
40 miles east of Roseburg on Scenic Highway 138, turn north (left) on Steamboat Creek Road, travel one-half mile, turn north (left) on Canton Creek Road and travel 3 miles. Elevation: 1,360 feet.
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BLM - Bureau of Land Management