One of Eastern Oregon’s largest Forest Service campgrounds, Union Creek Campground is a recreationalists’ heaven. 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
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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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.
Specious spots, beautiful in the fall. Awesome little waterfall.
Lots of really good hikes, waterfalls, but cold water if you want to swim.
Our one-night stay at Union Creek Campground was very pleasant! The sites were perfectly spaced out, the restrooms were clean, and the scenery was beautiful!