Clark Creek, located 12 miles northeast of Lowell, Oregon, is a historic group campground constructed during the 1930s by the efforts of the Civilian Conservation Corps in coordination with the U.S. Forest Service. Organization camps were created for the purpose of hosting group recreational activities on public lands. Historically, groups that routinely used organization camps were the Boy Scouts of America and local church groups.
It features five sleeping structures with platform sleeping bunks, plus a large field to pitch tents, play baseball and volleyball or throw a Frisbee. The day-use area and sleeping shelters, which have eight bunks each, are separated by Clark Creek. Access is over a foot bridge. Up to 125 guests can make use of the group area during the day time, but only 80 guests are allowed to camp overnight. Clark Creek is extremely popular for group events and functions, so plan ahead when making reservations.
Several hiking and biking trails, swimming areas and open fields offer fun opportunities for large groups with varied interests. Fall Creek is located across Forest Road 18, and Clark Creek runs adjacent to the sleeping area.
At a Glance
||Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777
- Group Campsite - $175 per night, midweek
- Group Campsite - $200 per night, weekend
||5/6/2016 - 9/25/2016
||July, August, September
||Between May and September
- Tents are permitted in the grass field
- Vehicles are prohibited from driving in the grass field
- Use of chainsaws in the organizational camp prohibited
- Dogs MUST be on leash at all times within the organizational camp
||Lowell, Oregon (12 miles)
||No passes honored.
||American Land & Leisure
||Middle Fork Ranger Station
Approximately 15 miles northeast of Lowell, Oregon
Beginning at the Lowell Junior/Senior High School at 65 South Pioneer Street, head north for 0.1 mile. Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto North Shore Drive. Travel for another 0.1 mile and turn right at the first cross street, which is South Moss Street. In approximately 0.8 miles, South Moss Street becomes the Jasper-Lowell Road. Continue for another 1.0 mile until the four-way stop. Turn right onto Big Fall Creek Road. Approaching the base of the Fall Creek Lake dam, bear to the left after passing Winberry Creek Road (on your right). Note that Big Fall Creek Road becomes Forest Road 18 after crossing the National Forest boundary. Travel for 12.7 miles and the destination will be on your left.
Community cooking/dining shelter
Active/passive recreation field
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