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
No reservations are needed for this site.
Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets
Single unit campsites = $5.00/night. A self-service fee station is available at the campground.
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.
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.