One of Eastern Oregon’s largest Forest Service campgrounds, Union Creek Campground is located 18 miles South of Baker City. Sitting along Phillips Reservoir’s North shore, Union Creek Campground boasts many amenities including over 60 tent/trailer sites, some with full hookups. There is access to boating, mountain biking, hiking and more.
This campground is part of the Union Creek Recreation Area, which includes a picnic and day-use area. Union Creek Campground is set on three loops with separate walk-in tent camping, and it has four group sites that can accommodate large groups up to 60 people.
PLEASE NOTE: This Union Creek Campground is located in northeastern Oregon in the Wallowa Whitman National Forest. This is not the Union Creek Campground located in southwestern Oregon near Medford.
The campground is near a boat launch and a small, rocky swim beach. Activities include swimming, fishing, boating, and water skiing. Anglers can fish for bass, trout and perch. There's an access point for the Phillips Lake Shoreline Trail, a scenic trail for hiking and mountain biking. This trail can be connected to make a 16 mile loop around the lake.
The parking spurs are paved and gravel and large enough for any size RV. Several sites offer full hookups, and some others offer water and electric. Units are equipped with picnic tables and grills. Drinking water and flush toilets are available. Some of the facilities are handicap-accessible.
Phillips Reservoir is a popular destination within the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest because it offers scenic views of the surrounding Elkhorn Mountains. The shoreline is forested with a mix of Ponderosa pine and various firs interspersed with small grasslands. Visitors enjoy several varieties of colorful wildflowers in the spring.
The historic gold mining town of Sumpter is about 10 miles away, West of Hwy 7. Visitors can explore the Sumpter Dredge State Heritage Park, browse the holiday weekend flea markets or take a ride on a historic steam locomotive.
Charges & Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy
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Took a day trip up here a couple years ago during the winter. Absolutely beautiful with the creek and snow. Just a short drive from Medford. Be sure and stop at Mac’s diner in Shady Cove. Great food right on the bank of the Rogue River…
After dry camping for 3 days, we needed a hook up site but prefer campgrounds to RV parks. This campground fit the bill with a water and elec hook up. We made reservations about 2 weeks in advance.
The campground is on Lake Phillips but you can’t see the lake from most sites. The water level was pretty low when we visited. The camp host was nice enough to deliver ice to our site since the concession area was closed due to Covid. We spent our days hiking on some great trails nearby and our friends kayaked on the lake and visited the historic town of Sumpter. Some sites are pretty exposed and hot if it’s sunny.
Enjoyed a last sunny weekend home at this campground. I am a tent camper and enjoyed the weekend. Quite and clean. Alot of spaces for larger groups and elbow room between most spaces.
Loved the campground. Little spendy @ 22 a night & 10 a night for extra vehicle, but the bathrooms were super clean and not fly infested for vault toilets. Lots of sites are creekside, ours was one. Tons of exploring opportunities. Sites vary in size from single small tent sites to large/ group size sites. Upper Rogue River Trail is right by the campground. Short walk to Union Creek store, cafe, and ice cream shop.
Nice and secluded we fit lots of people here had water.
This campground is about 20 miles southwest of Baker Or. Hundreds of miles from Crator Lake or Prospect that the other reviews said were close…must be another Union Creek Campground over there.
Excellent campground. About 50/50 reservable vs first come first serve. Good space between sites. Elec and water hookups…a few have full hookups. Dump on site. Cell service and over the air TV….surprisingly. Some sites have lake (reservoir) view. Mixed shade sites.
We intended to stay 2 nights but stayed 4 because of great weather and campground.
Loved this campground. Tons of spots to choose from. We got spots 46 and 47 no other campers by use tons of room to park our camper. Also bathroom was across the road from our spot. We were 30 mins from crater lake 11 miles from the town of prospect. Definitely will be coming back!
Nice campground on the Upper Rouge River at the base of Crater Lake. Some sites on the outer loop don't look that great but the sites by the river and creek are pretty good. Running water at some sites but not others, so you may have other campers coming to your site to get water if you have a water site. Nice river attractions nearby upriver and downriver. Good variety of site sizes.
Strolled in on a Thursday eve and got a tent site w/o issue. Amenities as listed are accurate: flush toilets, drinking water, no showers. Water level in reservoir was very low (early-Sept.) We had no mosquitos - mega bonus.
This is a beautiful, clean campground. Tons of undergrowth which makes for very private spots. Spots along Union Creek are great, spots on the river are great, even the spots in the open aren’t bad amongst the towering trees. No showers or sinks, be ready for that.