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The Baker Wayside Recreation Site is a popular destination in the North Umpqua watershed of Oregon. It is located on the scenic Highway 138, which runs parallel to the North Umpqua River. The site features picnic tables, restrooms, and a paved trail that leads to a beautiful waterfall. There are also opportunities for fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing in the area.

One of the main reasons to visit the Baker Wayside Recreation Site is to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. The North Umpqua River is known for its clear, sparkling water and abundant fish populations. Visitors can also explore the nearby forests and see a variety of wildlife, including deer, elk, and bald eagles. In addition, the site offers a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere that is perfect for picnicking or simply enjoying the view. Overall, the Baker Wayside Recreation Site is a great place to experience the beauty of Oregon's North Umpqua watershed.

Air Quality Alert
Until 2024-07-23T17:45:00-07:00 National Weather Service
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Air Pollution Advisory...until at least Wednesday. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality advisory for Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and eastern Douglas counties due to numerous wildfires burning in the region. DEQ also expected intermittent smoke in Lake County through at least Wednesday due to smoke from the Diamond Complex Fire. The wildfire smoke combined with forecast conditions will cause air quality levels to fluctuate and could be at unhealthy levels. Smoke levels can change rapidly depending on the weather. Smoke can irritate the eyes and lungs and worsen some medical conditions. People most at risk include infants and young children, people with heart or lung disease, older adults and pregnant people. People can take the following precautions to protect their health: - Follow local burn restrictions to prevent deteriorating air quality. - Avoid strenuous outdoor activity during periods of poor air quality. - People with heart or lung problems and young children are especially vulnerable. These people should stay indoors while smoke levels are high. - Use certified High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters in indoor heating, ventilation, cooling and air purification systems. - Avoid using wood-burning stoves and other sources of indoor smoke if possible. DEQs color-coded Air Quality Index provides current air quality conditions and ranks air quality as follows: Green is good. Yellow is moderate. Orange is unhealthy for sensitive groups such as children, the elderly, pregnant women and those with respiratory conditions. Red is unhealthy for everyone. Purple is very unhealthy for all groups. Maroon is hazardous. For additional information...please visit the web site at

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Nearby Camping & Amenities

Camping Area Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Fourmile Lake 36 5,753 ft
Daley Creek 7 4,512 ft
Valley of the Rogue State Park 168 1,021 ft
Aspen Point 186 4,977 ft
Spalding Pond 8 3,344 ft
Beaver Dam 4 4,541 ft
Secret Creek 9 2,055 ft
Schroeder County Park 50 889 ft
Sam Brown 35 2,031 ft
Sixmile Camp 10 1,089 ft