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 = $10.00/night. A self-service fee station is located at the campground.|
|Open Season:||May - October|
|Best Season:||Spring - Fall|
|Restrictions:||General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.|
|Closest Towns:||LaGrande, Oregon (14 miles)|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||La Grande Ranger District|
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.
There are three non-reservable accessible campsites at the campground.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
The campground offers 22 tent/trailer sites with 3 accessible sites for persons with disabilities. Individual campsite parking areas range from 25 to 80 feet in length.
|No. of Sites||22 tent/trailer campsites|
|No. of Accessible sites||3 accessible campsites|
The campground offers 22 tent/trailer sites with 3 that are accessible sites for persons with disabilities. Many of the campsites will accommodate larger trailers or RVs. Individual campsite parking areas range from 25 to 80 feet in length.
|Reservation Info||Not reservable|
|Hookup - Water||No|
|Hookup - Sewer||No|
|Hookups - Electric||No|
|Pavement Type of Parking||One accessible site has paved parking.|
|No. of Accessible sites||3 accessible sites|
River and Stream Fishing
The Grande Ronde River is directly across from the campground.
Bird Track Springs Interpretive Trail Trailhead is directly across the highway from the campground. Get a guide pamphlet from the campground host.
This area is known for excellent bird watching. It is also a wonderful nature trail, following the river through meadows and pine, willow, and cottonwood forests. Beaver and deer are common in this area. Bird watching, poetry, and history guides are available to enhance your trail experience.
Picnicking is available at the campground.