Clark Creek Organization Camp
Clark Creek Organization Camp, 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.
The camp features five bunkhouses each with eight platform sleeping bunks, plus a large field to pitch tents, play baseball, volleyball or throw a frisbee. There is also an amphitheater, cooking/dining shelter, and chapel. The day-use area and sleeping shelters are separated by Clark Creek. Access is over a foot bridge. The site accommodates up to 80 overnight guests but up to 125 guests can make use of the group area during the day time. 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
|Reservations:||Reserve online at www.recreation.gov or phone 1.877.444.6777.|
|Open Season:||5/6/22 - 9/18/22|
|Best Season:||July, August, September|
|Busiest Season:||Between May and September|
|Closest Towns:||Lowell, Oregon (12 miles)|
|Passes:||No passes honored.|
|Operated By:||American Land & Leisure|
|Information Center:||Middle Fork Ranger District
46375 Highway 58
Westfir, OR 97492
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.
- Sleeping shelters
- Community cooking/dining shelter
- Active/passive recreation field
- Fall Creek Trail Area
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Read about camping rules, regulations and camping tips on our Camping Rules & Things to Know page.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Group Site - up to 80 people
- 5 sleeping shelters
- Can pitch tents in field
- Covered group dining shelter, fireplace and food preparation area
|No. of Accessible sites||Restroom, 3 campsites, paved access routes, 5 sleeping shelters, chapel, kitchen area, fenced playing field|