If the thought of a campground with good shade trees and a waterfall with a swimming hole sounds idyllic, head for Cavitt Creek Falls (Bureau of Land Management, 541/672-4491, May–late Oct., $8). To get there, head east of Roseburg  on Route 138 to Glide, take Little Creek Road (County Road 17) for 7 miles, then continue 3 miles down Cavitt Creek Road. Ten campsites with picnic tables and fire grills are provided, with piped water, vault toilets, and firewood available on the premises.
Another campsite 5 miles up Little River Road is Wolf Creek (North Umpqua Ranger District, 541/496-3532, mid-May–late Oct., $8), which features 8 sites for tents and RVs (up to 30 feet) and 3 tent-only sites. Picnic tables, fire grills, vault toilets, and piped water are provided.
An easy way to keep your cool is at Coolwater (North Umpqua Ranger District, 541/496-3532, mid-May–late Oct., $5). Seven tent sites and sites for RVs (up to 24 feet) with picnic tables and fire grills are available; vault toilets and well water from a hand pump are also on the grounds. To get here, follow Little River Road 15 miles out of Glide. There are many good hiking trails nearby, including Grotto Falls , Wolf Creek Nature Trail, and Wolf Creek Falls Trail.
One of the best deals on the Little River is at White Creek (North Umpqua Ranger District, 541/496-3532, mid-May–late Sept., $5), a small four-site campground that accommodates tents and RVs. Picnic tables and fire grills are provided, and piped water and vault toilets are available. Situated on the confluence of White Creek and Little River, a good beach and shallow water provide excellent swimming for children. To get here, take Little Creek Road 17 miles to Red Butte Road and proceed 1 mile down Red Butte Road to the campground.
Tucked away on the upper reaches of the Little River at an elevation of 3,200 feet is Lake in the Woods (North Umpqua Ranger District, 541/496-3532, June–late Oct., $8). You’ll find 11 sites for tents and RVs (up to 16 feet), with picnic tables, fire grills, vault toilets, and hand-pumped water in a campground set along the shore of the four-acre artificial Little Lake in the Woods. Motorized craft are not permitted in this 8-foot-deep pond. Two good hikes nearby are to Hemlock Falls and Yakso Falls. To get here, head 20 miles up Little River Road to the end of the pavement; proceed another 7 miles until you reach the campground.