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 made online at: recreation.gov
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees  2014 Camping Fees
  • Single family tent (no hookups) = $12
  • Sec. B & C, Single family (water & electric) = $20
  • Sec. A, Single family (full hookups) = $22
  • Sec. A, Double family (full hookups) = $34
  • Group site = $60
  • Extra vehicle at group site = $8
  • Overflow = $12
  • Overflow parking = $6
  • Extra vehicle at single/double sites, and day-use parking = $6
Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age or Golden Access pass holder fees:
  • Single family tent (no hookups) = $6
  • Single family (water & septic) = $13, ($7 site + $6 amenities)
  • Single family (full hookups) = $15, ($7 site + $8 amenities)
  • 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
Information Center: Whitman Ranger District

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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Water Activities

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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
Tent camping 60+ tent/trailer sites
Drinking water Seasonally avilable
Fire Danger Level: Low
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