Area Status: Open
The North Fork Catherine Creek Campground is a unique facility since the campsites are spread out for over 1 mile beginning at the Buck Creek road up to the North Fork Catherine Creek Trailhead. Each campsite is set back in the cool evergreen forest and is a popular area in the summer months for those wanting to escape the heat, enjoy the sounds of the stream, view wildlife, or take a short hike along the creek. Also located nearby is the North Fork Catherine Creek Group Campground.
At a Glance
No reservations are needed for this site.
||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables
No fees are required for this site.
||General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
Motorized vehicles, bicycles, carts, hang gliders and other mechanical equipment is prohibited in the Wilderness area.
||La Grande, Oregon (30 miles); Baker City, Oregon (38 miles)
From La Grande, Oregon travel south on Highway 203 for 14 miles towards Union, Oregon; in Union turn left on East Beakman St. and follow the signs to continue on Highway 203 (also known as Medical Springs Highway); From Union travel southeast on Highway 203 for 11 more miles to Catherine Creek Road (which becomes Forest Road 7785); Turn left on Catherine Creek Road for 4.2 miles to the North Fork Catherine Creek Recreation Area sign; The campsites begin on the left side of the road after the sign.
From Baker City, Oregon travel north on Interstate 84 for 5 miles to exit 282 (State Highway 203- Medical Springs Hihgway); Turn right on Highway 203 and go 27 miles to Catherine Creek Road (which becomes Forest Road 7785); Turn right on Catherine Creek Road for 4.2 miles to the North Fork Catherine Creek Recreation Area sign; The campsites begin on the left side of the road after the sign.
The campsites are composed of pull off parking areas and several small campsites stretched out along the road across from the streamside spruce and fir forest.