Rujada Day Use Picnic Area

Rujada Day Use Picnic Area

The Rujada Day Use Picnic Area location is in Cottage Grove, Oregon
97424. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Rujada Day Use Picnic Area facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

78405 Cedar Park Road

Cottage Grove

Phone number


Campground information Cottage Grove, Oregon


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.


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.


This day use area has two reservable picnic sites. Each site 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.

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.

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 Falls at a picnic table made and installed by a modern day Conservation Corps crew.

Frequently Asked Questions About 78405 Cedar Park Road Cottage Grove, OR

How do I make a reservation with Rujada Day Use Picnic Area?

To make reservations at Rujada Day Use Picnic Area, you can call the office at 541-767-5000.

Where is Rujada Day Use Picnic Area located?

The Rujada Day Use Picnic Area is located at 78405 Cedar Park Road in Cottage Grove,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Rujada Day Use Picnic Area have tent or RV camping?

Rujada Day Use Picnic Area offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 541-767-5000 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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