Fawn Creek

Quick Facts

Fawn Creek


(541) 751-4280

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Things To Do


Whether you want to enjoy a secluded natural lunch spot or spend a week in quiet reflection on nature's wonders, Fawn Creek has something for everyone. Fawn Creek offers a quiet undeveloped setting along the river with a small boat ramp providing access to the confluence of Fawn Creek and Smith River. Boating opportunities include small motorized boats, canoes, kayak, rafts, and other small watercraft. The Fawn Creek area is managed by the Coos Bay BLM District, and provides nice opportunities for picnicking near the adjacent waterways. In addition, tent camping and various hiking opportunities are available at Fawn Creek. While seasonal fishing for smallmouth bass is popular at the site, fishing for trout is banned. Visitors should be sure to note that there are no clear signs marking the site, only an old road which parallels the main road between it and the river. Though Fawn Creek may be somewhat tricky to get to, the site is definitely worth the hunt.

Map of Fawn Creek

Latitude, Longitude: 43.896734, -119.009508



  • Boating

    A boat ramp at Fawn Creek provides boat access to the Smith River. Takeout points are downstream at Riverside Wayside and Noel Ranch.

  • Camping

    This quiet tent campground is located on the Smith River below the Smith River Falls, an ideal location to enjoy nature in a secluded area.

  • Fishing

    While the area is closed to trout fishing, other opportunities to fish for smallmouth bass exist. Check with Coos Bay BLM office for details.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking at Fawn Creek offers a quiet setting to enjoy both a meal and views of the nearby river.



From Reedsport: Take Highway 101 for 1/4 mile north. Turn right onto the Smith River Road and travel about 25 miles to the site. There is no sign at the site, only an old road that parallels the main road between the road and the river.

Phone Numbers


(541) 751-4280