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Birdtrack Springs Campground

Campground Description:  Birdtrack Springs Campground is owned and operated by the US Forest Service.  Birdtrack Springs is also referred to as Bird Track Springs in a number of publications, even those of the US Forest Service.  Regardless, this primitive RV camping and tent camping campground is pleasantly remote,  just 14 miles west of La Grande.  All of the roadways and campsites at Birdtrack Springs Campground are gravel.  There is no water available and no trash disposal.  Campers at Bird Track Springs need to pack in and out whatever they need.  Birdtrack Springs Campground is a terrific stop for bird watchers.  The campground is the trailhead for the Bird Track Springs Interpretative Trail.  A 1.5 mi. riverside interpretive nature study trailhead is directly across Hwy 244 from the campground.  Open late April to late September (weather dependent).  Call for exact dates.  Reservations are not accepted and holding a campsite for another person is unlawful in the State of Oregon.

Number of Sites:  21

Electricity:  No

Water:  No

Sewer:  No

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:  I-84 Westbound from La Grande - Follow I-84 west from La Grande for 9.4 miles to Highway 244 (exit 252).  Follow Highway 244 West for 5.9 miles.  The entrance to Birdtrack Springs Campground is on the left (south) side of the highway.  I-84 Eastbound from Pendleton - Follow I-84 East from Pendleton towards La Grande for 42 miles.  Take exit 252 and turn onto Highway 244 Westbound.  Follow Highway 244 West for 5.9 miles.  The entrance to Bird track Springs Campground is on the left (south) side of the highway.

Fishing:  Yes.  Fish the Grande Ronde River for Steelhead (seasonally), trout and bass.

Astronomy Opportunities:  Although Birdtrack Springs Campground has a number of clear areas and very dark skies, the surrounding trees and terrain limit the visible sky.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 45.29983 N, 118.31242 W

Nearby Golfing: 

The Nearest Golf Course is in Union, 14 Miles Southeast of La Grande

Buffalo Peak Golf Course
1224 East Fulton Street
Union, OR 97883
(866) 202-5950
Buffalo Peak Golf Course

Contact Information: 

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
La Grande Ranger District
3502 Highway 30
La Grande, OR 97850
541.963.7186
Birdtrack Springs Campground

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The sign at the entrance to Birdtrack Springs Campground

Birdtrack Springs campground offers modern pit toilets but no running water or showers

The RV camping and tent camping sites at Birdtrack Springs Campground are level, graveled campsites

Two of the RV camping or tent camping sites at Birdtrack Springs Campground are paved for disabled campers

Roughly one half of the camping sites at Birdtrack Springs Campground are in the relative open

The other one half of the camping sites at Birdtrack Springs Campground are in dense forest

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