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Bear Wallow Creek Campground

Campground Description:  Bear Wallow Creek Campground is owned and operated by the U.S. Forestry Service.  Bear Wallow Creek Campground is a terrific primitive RV camping and tent camping facility.  There is an abundance of activities for the whole family, including the Bear Wallow Creek Interpretative Trail.  This self guided interpretative trail is short enough for the little kids and interesting enough for the adults.  The sulking teens will also like the trail, but they will never admit it.  The RV camping and tent camping facility is all graded gravel, and easily accessible for most average RV camping vehicles.  The 40 foot land yachts will not be able to navigate the campground.  Open year round.  No reservations are possible.

Number of Sites:  8 RV camping or tent camping sites

Electricity:  No

Water:  No

Sewer:  No

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:   From Interstate 84 Eastbound or Westbound - 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 11 miles.  The entrance to Bear Wallow Creek Campground is on the left (north) side of the highway between mileposts 11 and 12.

Fishing:  The nearest productive fishing spots are just south of Ukiah (ask in Ukiah) on Camas Creek.  A little farther in the opposite direction on Highway 244  Spool Cart Campground, approximately 23.3 miles east.  Occasionally some of the local small streams can be productive for trout.  Inquire in Ukiah

Astronomy Opportunities:  None at Bear Wallow Creek Campground, however, some terrific areas are available on Forest Road 52 (fully paved) south of Ukiah.  There are many acres of prairie land owned by the U.S. Forest Service in the stretch of road 10 to 15 miles south of Ukiah.  There is no light pollution and the elevation is approximately 4000 feet.

Nearby Golfing:  There is no golfing nearby.  Golf is available in Pendleton or Union.

Contact Information: 

Umatilla National Forest
2517 S.W. Hailey Avenue
Pendleton, OR 97801
541-278-3716
Bear Wallow Creek Campground

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The sign at the entrance to Bear Wallow Creek Campground

The modern pit toilets at Bear Wallow Creek Campground are purportedly missile proof

One of the many delightful RV camping or tent camping sites at Bear Wallow Creek Campground

Most of the RV camping and tent camping sites at Bear Wallow Creek Campground are in the midst of tall Tamarac and Ponderosa Pine trees

One of the many terrific campsites at Bear Wallow Creek Campground in Oregon

No camper at Bear Wallow Creek Campground should ignore the Bear Wallow Creek Trail

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