North Fork Catherine Creek Campground

  

Forested campsite in the pine trees

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.

At a Glance

Reservations:

No reservations are needed for this site.

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables
Fees No fees are required for this site.
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Restrictions: 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.

Closest Towns: La Grande, Oregon (30 miles); Baker City, Oregon (38 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

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.


General Notes:

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.


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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 5 single sites and 2 double sites

RV Camping


Picnicking

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Amenities

Camping trailer Some of the 7 campsites can take short RVS and trailers
Picnic tables At each campsite
Tent camping 7 campsites
Fire Danger Level: Low
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.131828
  Longitude : 
-117.629567
  Elevation : 
3880