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Established Camping

Spring Creek Campground

About

National Forest

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Spring Creek Campground is located in an open pine forest near a small meadow. Just a short drive from Interstate 84, this small campground offers 4 campsites which are occassionally used for family reunions or group camping.

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Location

Spring Creek Campground is located in Oregon

Detail location of campground

Directions

From La Grande travle northwest on Interstate 84 for about 12.5 miles to the Spring Creek Road Exit 248; Travel southwest on the Spring Creek Road which becomes Forest Road 21 for 1.5 miles to the campground entrance on the right side of the road.

Coordinates

45.35710565 N
118.31203482 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Fair
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Available

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites

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6 Reviews

A
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2023

Nice quiet spot

Needed a nice place between destinations and this was perfect. Clean and quiet on the last weekend of July 23

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Spring Creek Campground by Adrian , July 31, 2023
  • Review photo of Spring Creek Campground by Adrian , July 31, 2023
  • Review photo of Spring Creek Campground by Adrian , July 31, 2023
Erin H.
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2022

Scouting out makes all the difference

Wallowa-Whitman NF

NF 21 

aka Spring Creek Campground 

La Grande, OR

45.2125.6N, 118.1843.3W (Campground)

45.3679N, 118.2972W (signboard)

45.36944, -118.29997 (2nd spot)

14 Day limit

V 4g/2-3b, ATT 4g/1-2b (no booster)

Dirt & grass

Campground:

Not for bigger rigs. 4 spots fairly close together, picnic tables, pit toilets.  Loop in is tight, and while we are only 34' long, we're 13.8 on truck and had to do some creative maneuvering to get ourselves back out. Cell signal here was almost non existent, and fairly dense tree cover if using solar.

There was one spot on the left before getting to the Campground we could have fit into, but again, dense tree cover. Didn't check cell signal here.

There is supposed to be more spots past the campground,  but we haven't taken the bikes out yet to explore. 

Signboard:

Easily found a spot, even on Labor Day weekend (Friday).  This area could handle 4 or 5 rigs. Cell signal better, but still bounced in/out a bit. We stayed here 2nts to get past the holiday weekend.  Picked up a lot of micro trash, spent shells, and broken bottles. This is also the area where a lot of a sxs park for Day Use. VERY dusty area.

2nd Spot:

WOW what a difference.  After we decided to hang out in the area for a bit longer, we knew we had to move off the main road as the dust was making our solar pout. As you come in, just before the signboard there is a road going up a hill to the right. It looks intimidating,  but can be done going slow in 4wd. We found 3 great spots up there without going back very far. 

There are spots further back, as we saw people pulling trailers out, but we haven't explored them yet. We chose the 1st spot on the left for the full solar and gorgeous view of the meadow, tree line, and mountains in the distance. Cell signal comes in stronger on this ridge, but still a little fickle without a booster... note to self, get booster. Picked up medium sized and micro trash here, as well as bullet casings and broken bottles... and a special thanks to whomever left a bag of rotting frozen chicken wings...that was fun, but the view is worth it, and SO MUCH LESS dust.

There is a spot across (right side of road) where we've had over nights pull in late, but they left by 9am and both were very quiet setting up. Other than them, and the people from further back pulling out after the weekend, we've been alone up here.

There is a GORGEOUS spot further up on the right, but I couldn't get any signal.

From all but the campground,  you will hear road noise. I84 is just beyond the trees. I pretend it's waves (don't judge), my husband uses ear plugs. We've both had no issues sleeping.  

If we had only had the 1st 2nts experience I would say we would only be back as a last minute overnight, having discovered this other area, yep we'd be back no problem. 

As with all boondocking,  scouting out is the key.

Month of VisitOctober
Emily C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2021

Good free FS campground

Came here for an overnight stop while traveling through the area. Solid spot - 4 large sites with level spots, fire ring, picnic tables, vault toilet. Arrived around 5pm on a Saturday in October and 3 spots were available - the others filled up after me. Quiet and beautiful while being close to the highway. Perfect and pleasant for my overnight stop

Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Spring Creek Campground by Emily C., October 19, 2021
C
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2021

Cozy, small campground.

Great little campground far enough from the interstate to be peaceful. 4 spots available so it fills up fast. About a mile of decent dirt road, a few washboards and potholes, just go slow. Vault toilet was very clean. Verizon was 2 bars, 4g but slow. Wifiranger with AT&T was very fast. Overall a great campground if you can get a spot. There is other dispersed camping areas near by if it's full.

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Month of VisitOctober
Rayne N.
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2021

spring creek campgrond and dispersed camping

There is  a small campground with 6 sites mostly good for campers or tent in  a grove of trees with a vaulted  outhouse.  in the surrounding aria   there are plenty of dispersed campsites that can hold any size RV  Around the form almost completely  shaded to full sun. It is a designated ATV aria with tons of trails used by hikers and horses in the fall it is a favorite spot for hunters   

cell service is serves is sporty from 3 bars to  none

Sitedispersed campsites
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Spring Creek Campground by Rayne N., January 18, 2021
  • Review photo of Spring Creek Campground by Rayne N., January 18, 2021
  • Review photo of Spring Creek Campground by Rayne N., January 18, 2021
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B
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2020

Spring creek

Four campsites, plenty of space between sites for more privacy

  • Review photo of Spring Creek Campground by Brandon C., July 25, 2020
  • Review photo of Spring Creek Campground by Brandon C., July 25, 2020
  • Review photo of Spring Creek Campground by Brandon C., July 25, 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are fires allowed at Spring Creek Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Spring Creek Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Spring Creek Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Spring Creek Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Spring Creek Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is unknown, and T-Mobile is available.