Union Creek Campground


RV parked in open pine forest at Union Creek Campground

The Union Creek Campground is one of the largest Forest Service campgrounds in eastern Oregon. Set on the northern shore of Phillips Lake amid mature ponderosa pine forest, it offers over 60 campsites for tents, trailers and RVs. Special activities for local and regional visitors include; fishing, hiking, swimming, waterskiing, and boating. Within the Union Creek Recreation site there is also the Union Creek Boat Launch and Union Creek Picnic and Day-use Area.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations for group campsites and full-hook-up sites can be found at: rec.gov and reserveamerica.com From the drop down menu select" Union Creek Campground"
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees  2014 Camping Fees
  • Single family tent site (no hookups) = $12
  • Sec. B & C, Single family site (water & electric) = $20
  • Sec. A, Single family site (full hookups) = $22
  • Sec. A, Double family site (full hookups) = $34
  • Group site = $60
  • Extra vehicle at group site = $8
  • Overflow = $12
  • Overflow extra parking = $6
  • Extra vehicle at single & double sites, and day-use parking = $6
Interagency Senior or Access Pass holder fees:
  • Single family tent sites (no hookups) = $6
  • Single family (water & septic) = $13, ($7 site + $6 amenities)
  • Single family (full hookups) = $15, ($7 site + $8 amenities)
  • Double family (full hookups) = $25, ($9 site + $16 amenities)
  • Extra parking at camps & day use = $3
Open Season: May
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. The Recreation Site Concessionaire also has rules of use posted for the site. The gate into the recreation area is locked when not in operation by the concessionaire.
Closest Towns: Baker City, Oregon (19 miles)
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Flush toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


From Baker City, Oregon travel south on Highway 7 towards John Day, Oregon for about 18 miles; The campground and day-use entrance is signed on the left side of the road; Follow the signs in the Union Creek Recreation Area down to the various campground loops and areas.

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Campground Camping

Reservation Info
No. of Sites 74 single site(s), 2 double site(s), 2 20-50 people group site(s)
No. of Accessible sites 4 of 78

RV Camping

  • 20 reservable sites with electrical, water and septic hook-ups
  • 18 reservable sites with electrical and water only
Pavement Type of Parking Paved parking spurs at all reservable sites
No. of Sites 38 reservable sites
No. of Accessible sites

Group Camping

The Union Creek Campground has a reservable group use area.


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Boat ramp At boat launch
Camping trailer RV and full hook-up sites
Toilets Accessible vault toilets
Accessible Campsites, vault toilets and paths
Picnic tables At each campsite
Fee charged for some activities Overnight fee required
Tent camping 60+ tent/trailer sites
Drinking water Seasonally avilable