Trail Review - Hoegee's Campground
Hoegee’s is 2.5 miles from Chantry Flat by way of the Lower Winter Creek Trail, 3 miles by the Upper Trail. The site is named for Hoegee’s resort which stood just upstream. The concrete foundation in the center of the campground was a private cabin which burned down decades ago. This facility has 15 campsites, each with table, fire ring and wood-burning stove. Please pack out your garbage. Site is shady year round with perennial water. The campground is very popular with Boy Scout troops. It is illegal to take wood and water from the nearby cabins. Please observe quiet time, 10 pm – 6 am, and don’t climb the check dams. There is an emergency call box on the other side of the creek, about 100 yards upstream.
For toilet facilities, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has closed the restrooms, as of 2017, due to a restriction on open-pit toilets. The USFS apologizes for the inconvenience. To dispose of waste (doing your business), please choose a dispersed location outside of the campground, at least 100 feet from the stream, and NOT behind any cabins. Dig a hole 6-8 inches deep and bury your waste and paper. Do NOT leave it exposed on the ground.
Campsites are first come-first serve only. Stream water must be boiled or filtered. You can get a free fire permit from the pack station Friday to Sunday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.