Bird Track Springs Campground

Area Status: Open
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Accessible campsite at Bird Track Springs Campground

If a campground with riverside trails and bird watching opportunities sound appealing, but you don’t want to wander too far off of the beaten path, Bird Track Springs Campground may be the place for you. The short drive goes along river-side farm land and is less than one-half hour from I-84 on State Highway 244. It is a prime spot for a great get-away.  Each of the 22 campsites is nestled beneath towering ponderosa pines in the Grande Ronde River valley. The Bird Track Campground map (182 KB) shows the location of each campsite.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: WARNING: Hazardous conditions exist in the Grande Ronde River in recently-restored project areas, including downstream of the Bird Track Springs campground. Please do not float or boat in these areas. Warning signs have been posted along the river. For those interested in other parts of the river, it is a good idea to check current river flows, which are available in real time. Boating and floating is inherently risky, and it is more risky during high flows. On a typical summer day in the Grande Ronde River, there may be 13 cubic feet per second (CFS) or less.  At those rates, the river is slower, less powerful, and generally less risky for floaters and boaters. Even then, it is important to watch out for hazards in the river and along its banks. It is also important to follow river safety practices. For example, if you fall out of your watercraft, don’t try to stand up in a moving river, or your foot can be trapped by a rock or root, and the force of the river can pin you under the surface.  Instead, float on your back, point your feet downstream to protect yourself from oncoming obstacles, and back-paddle toward a safe place on the riverbank.
Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Fees Single unit campsites = $5.00/night. A self-service fee station is located at the campground.
Open Season: May - October
Usage: Light
Best Season: Spring - Fall
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
Closest Towns: LaGrande, Oregon (14 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: La Grande Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From La Grande, Oregon travel north on Interstate 84 for about eight miles; exit the interstate onto the Ukiah/Hilgard exit number 252 onto State Highway 244 towards Ukiah. Travel on State Highway 244 for about six miles. The campground is on the left side of the road, directly across the highway from Bird Track Interpretive Site.


Accessibility:

There are three non-reservable accessible campsites at the campground.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.299922

  Longitude : 
-118.30723

  Elevation : 
3150

 

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