Big Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Big Creek Campground sits at the edge of beautiful Logan Valley along Big Creek and is a great starting point for multiple recreation opportunities, including mountain biking, hiking, stream fishing, hunting and bird watching and exploring the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. In the spring and early summer the area is exceptional for wildflower viewing.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 9/17/2020: The campground is open, the water is on for the season.  Please be aware that bathrooms will not be cleaned every day. Pack it in/Pack it out- anything you bring with you into the forest, please take home with you. This includes packing out all trash, yours and others. Examples: cigarette butts, cans, bottles, and food & Please follow local and state health guidelines.
Fees $8/Night for single unit, $4/Night for extra vehicle
Usage: Light-Medium
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Seneca, OR; Prairie City, OR
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From the town of Prairie City, OR., turn onto South Main Street.  Follow South Main Street to the junction with Bridge Street.  Turn left onto Bridge Street and follow out of town past the local cemetary.  The road then becomes County Road 62.  Follow County Road 62 approximately 19 miles to the junction with Forest Road 16.  Turn West onto Forest Road 16, follow for approximately 6 miles the campground will be on the right.

General Notes:

Drinking water is available only during warmer months; water will be shut off from early to mid-October until mid to late May or early June depending on temperatures. 

During the winter months, due to deep snow levels, Big Creek Campground becomes accessible only by snowmobile, ski or snowshoe.  Passenger vehicles cannot reach the area.  This area is part of a network of snowmobile trails, and a great place to stop for a break from a trail ride. 


Sites have extended length picnic tables, packed gravel surfaces leading to the restrooms.  Restrooms have packed gravel leading to concrete pads to the entry. 

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Mountain Biking

A trailhead at the campground leads through the meadow and is open to mountain bikers and hikers.

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