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Big Creek Meadows Campground

Campground Description:  Big Creek Meadows Campground is owned and operated by the U.S. Forest Service.  Big Creek Meadows Campground is located less than one mile east of Winom Creek OHV Campground on FR 052.  This campground is 1/4 mile from the Winom-Frazier OHV Complex.  (Go to Winom-Frazier OHV Complex for complete information).  Although quite small, the Big Creek Meadows Campground is equally suited to both RV camping and tent camping.  For the non OHV campers there are plenty of hunting (seasonal) and hiking opportunities.  All road and camping surfaces are gravel.  Convenience store shopping and gas are available in Ukiah, approximately 23.8 miles west on FR 052.  Open year round.  Reservations are not possible.

Number of Sites:  3 tent camping or RV camping sites

Electricity:  No

Water:  No

Sewer:  No

Cost:  Free

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:  From Interstate 84 Eastbound or Westbound Near Pendleton - Follow I-84 to Pendleton, OR.  Exit I-84 at exit 209, which is the exit for Highway 395.  Follow Highway 395 south for approximately 47.3 miles to Highway 244.  Turn left (east) onto Highway 244 and follow for approximately 1.2 miles to Ukiah.  In Ukiah turn right (south) onto Camas Street.  Camas Street becomes FR 052.  Follow FR 052 for approximately 23.8 miles.  The sign for the entrance to Big Creek Meadows Campground will be on the right (south) side of FR 052.  From Interstate 84 Eastbound or Westbound Baker City and North Powder - (NOTE:  This route is a very beautiful drive, however, it is a slow drive.  Plan on an average speed of 30 mph.  Although a slow drive, the roads will accommodate all but the largest of RVs).  Follow I-84 to North Powder and exit 285.  Take exit 285 and turn westbound on North Powder River Road.  Follow for approximately 4 miles to Ellis Lane.  Turn left onto Ellis Lane and follow for approximately 0.7 miles to Anthony Lakes Highway.  Follow Anthony Lakes Highway for approximately 28.1 miles to FR 052.  Follow FR 052 for approximately 16.1 miles to the sign for the entrance to Big Creek Meadows Campground.

Fishing:  Brook trout, redband trout, and bull trout are available in Big Creek. Big Creek was once home to bull trout only.  Other species were introduced and have taken over the waters.  The remaining bull trout are catch and release only.  Be careful when fishing because of the difficulty in distinguishing between brook trout and bull trout.  Fly fishing is the most effective method for catching fish.

Astronomy Opportunities:  At Big Creek Meadows Campground there is a clearing near the toilets that offers a moderate view of the sky.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 45.00635 N, 118.61343 W.   Some terrific areas are also available on Forest Road 52 to the west, south of Ukiah.  There are many acres of prairie land owned by the U.S. Forest Service in the stretch of road 10 to 12 west of Big Creek Meadows Campground on FS Road 52.  There is no light pollution and the elevation is approximately 4000 feet.

Nearby Golfing:  There is no nearby golfing

Contact Information: 

Umatilla National Forest
2517 S.W. Hailey Avenue
Pendleton, OR 97801
Big Creek Meadows

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The sign at the entrance to Big Creek Meadows Campground

Big Creek Meadows Campground offers modern pit toilets

The most spacious tent camping or RV camping site at Big Creek Meadows Campground

Another camping site at Big Creek Meadows Campground

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