Elk Creek Campground


Forest campground in the pine trees

This small streamside campground offers group picnic sites and tent-only campsites. Situated in a large old growth ponderosa pine forest along Elk Creek, it is also used as an off-highway vehicle campground for riders of the Blue Mountain OHV Trails.

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations are needed for this site.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees Single unit campsites = $5.00/night. A self-service fee station is available at the campground.
Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
Closest Towns: Unity, Oregon (9 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Unity, Oregon travel west in town on Highway 26 to South Fork Burnt River Road (County Road 600); Turn left on the South Fork Burnt River Road an go about 7 miles to Forest Boundary; At the Forest Boundary, the becomes Forest Road 6005; Continue on Forest Road 6005 for about 2 miles to campground (you will go past South Fork and Stevens campgrounds); The campground entrance is on left side of Forest Road 6005.

General Notes:

The Whitman Ranger District has completed Hazard Tree evaluations for the Southfork, Stevens Creek, and Elk Creek Campgrounds. Defects were documented and recorded  for trees according to Regional Guidelines for Developed Recreation Sites in Oregon and have been targeted for removal through a small timber sale after rifle deer hunting general season in the fall of 2016.  This activity will not affect the 2017 season or the overall recreation experience at this popular camping destination. As part of Wallowa-Whitman Nation Forest long term planning for vegetative management and visitor safety, this process identifies and mitigates hazards and reduces them to an acceptable level.

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Campground Camping

Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites10 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone

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Camping trailer 6 tent/traielr total
Toilets 2 vault toilets
Accessible 2 vault toilets, one campsite
Picnic tables At each campsite
Fee charged for some activities Overnight fee required
Tent camping 6 tent/trailer total
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