Welch Creek Campground & Trailhead

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Hunting camp at Welch Creek Camp Ground

Welch Creek Campground has long been a favorite gathering spot for family reunion camp-outs and group hunting trips. The campground's open area and easy parking access make it ideal for such events. It features 6 campsties an accessible vault toilet, and 4 stall recreational stock corral.  There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack your garbage home. 

Local attractions include hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, sight-seeing, photography and a trailhead for the Desolation OHV trail system.  Olive Lake, where there is fishing, boating, and swimming is about 13 miles to the east along Forest Road 10.  

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/14/2014 The campground and trails are not maintained in winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
Operational Hours: The campground is closed only by snow.  However, it is only maintained seasonally from Memorial Day until mid-November.
Reservations: Not reservable.  First come, first served
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees
  • Single site:  $8/night (extra $5 fee per vehicle exceeding the two-vehicle-per-site allowance). 
  • Group site:  Site 6 is $25/night (no extra vehicle charge).
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Dale, OR
Water: No potable water. On the bank of Desolation Creek.
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From Ukiah, OR, travel west 1 mile to the Hwy 395 junction.  Turn left (south) on Hwy 395 and go about 15 miles, and then turn left (east) onto Forest Service Road (FSR) 55.  Drive a little less than 1 mile, then turn right (south) onto FSR 10.  Travel about 12 miles on Forest Road 10 and Welch Campground is on the right (south). 


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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

RV Camping

All sites accomodate large RVs:  2 sites require backing in, 3 sites are pull-beside, and the group site is a large pull-through

Hookup - WaterNone
Reservation Info Not reservable
Pavement Type of Parking Gravel
No. of Sites 6
Hookups - ElectricNone
Dump StationsNone
Hookup - SewerNone

Group Camping

Site 6 provides group camping for up to 40 people and is accessible. It is directly adjacent to the recreational stock corral.

Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Sites 1
No. of Accessible sites All sites

Fishing

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Horse Riding & Camping

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Amenities

Camping trailer All sites
Toilets Vault (1)
Accessible All sites are accessible
Picnic tables
Parking Trailhead parking next to the toilet
Tent camping All sites