A Waterdog!!! The kids used to love to catch these in the rivers. We found this little guy walking on the trail close to Canal Creek.
Canal Creek Campground is a beautiful, out-of-the-way, little campground. Great for tent camping. It also has a big group area that can be reserved through www.recreation.gov . It is just 4 miles off the Alsea Hwy, not far from Waldport, Oregon.
In 2010, Canal Creek became a Reservation-Only group campground. The side with the individual campsites now has a common area with picnic table and a group fire ring. It can accommodate up to 50 people. The other side has a pavilion and group fire ring and can accommodate up to 100 people.
It is no longer a year-round campground. The reservation season is from mid-May through Labor Day.