Union Creek Boat Launch

  

People unloading a powerboat on Union Creek boat ramp

The Union Creek Boat Launch is located on the northern shore of Phillips Lake. This popular fishing and boating site is set in an open ponderosa pine forest within walking distance of the Union Creek Campground and Union Creek Picnic and Day-use area. The site has a 2-lane ramp, large parking area for trailers, and a small snack and bait shack operated by the concessionaire.

For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations are needed for the site.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees 2016 Day-use and Boat launch Fees
  • Day-use vehicles = $6
Discounts are subject to the terms of the passes, and policies of the Concession operator. For visitors with an Interagency Senior Passes, Interagency Access Passes, Golden Age Passport or Golden Access Passport the discount fees are:
  • Day-use vehicles = $3
  • Day-use vehicles with Interagency Military passes = free
Day-use fees are posted at the Union Creek Recreation Area entrance booth.
Open Season: Late May - Low snowpacks and agricultural use, may limit launch use in the late summer
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 at the site.  The gate into the recreation area is locked when not in operation by the concessionaire. State boating rules:  The Oregon State Marine Board has administrative rules for boaters on Phillips Reservoir.
Closest Towns: Baker City, Oregon (19 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: Flush Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information

Directions:

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 through the campground to the boat launch.


Accessibility:

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Amenities

Boat ramp 2-lane paved ramp
Toilets Flush toilets near fish cleaning station
Accessible Toilet, pathways, parking area
Picnic tables Near picnic area
Parking Large parking area for trailers