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Spring Creek Campground
4.6 (9 reviews)
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Spring Creek Campground is located in an open pine forest near a small meadow. Just a short drive from Interstate 84, this small campground offers 4 campsites which are occassionally used for family reunions or group camping.

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Weather
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jan
1.63"
38.4°
24.5°
feb
1.14"
42.9°
25.9°
mar
1.46"
51.2°
30.4°
apr
1.58"
58.3°
35.1°
may
1.99"
66.7°
42.1°
jun
1.54"
74.7°
48.7°
jul
0.68"
85.4°
53.8°
aug
0.85"
85.7°
52.3°
sep
0.67"
76.2°
43.7°
oct
1.29"
62.3°
35.2°
nov
2.03"
46.2°
29.9°
dec
1.66"
37.6°
23.7°
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Crowdedness
Others somewhat nearby, but still private
Fullness
Half of spots are available
Noise
Occasional man-made noise (trains, cars, etc...)
Shade
Mostly shaded, but still some spots with sunlight
Cleanliness
A few trash spottings
Safety
Feels pretty safe
Road difficulty
Take it a little slow, but any vehicle should be fine
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jdam79
6
Aug 2022
Great Spot

Not a bad spot! This little gem was a surprise! The road was fairly quite while we were there. Very quite in fact and it felt like we were the only people there except for a few great neighbors. If your vehicle and rig length is over 35 feet you'll have a hard time getting in here.

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mikeandmaggie
1
May 2022
Freshly-graded access road

This NFS road is quite noisy from trains and I-84 traffic, as mentioned by others. Trains run most of the night, I-84 runs most of the day. The big surprise was the number of campers/ATVers - they don't care about raising dust (Oregoners rely on rain....) and they drive by very fast. I have no idea where they go, as the campground would fill quickly. The deeper you go, the less traffic on the road, the less the road noise, but the ATV noise makes up for it.

In winter there are large herds of elk, numbering in the thousands, I'm told. You may have visits from carpenter ants (huge) so bring Saven powder or food grade diatomaceous earth to sprinkle around points of contact (tires, stabilizers, etc.) for your rig and towed. We had a mouse stay overnight in the car, and installed an ultrasound device via extension cord from rig. Mosquitos, because of being in Oregon.

We had extra traffic along the freshly graded road, due to Memorial Day weekend, and extra rain (by Oregon standards!), and no Verizon or T-Mobile on the weekend, and weak access the rest of the week we stayed. But the place is quite beautiful, Nearby La Grande has a Safeway, nearby Island City has a new Walmart Supercenter, and both USPS accepts General Delivery. Free freshwater at Hilgard, free dump site at rest area just south of La Grande. Showers available at Flying J in La Grande at extortionist prices ($30 per person). Even La Grande and Island City had highly congested cell service on Verizon 4Lte and T-Mobile. We tried McDonald's and Wendy's but also slow (1-2 Mbs). Currently getting 3 Mbps on Verizon on the Monday of Memorial Day weekend.

Despite the pests, we'd stay here again.

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fireproofwaffle
7
Sep 2021
4 sites

The road has a lot of potholes but most cars should be fine. There’s only 4 sites here and it was packed fuller every night. You can drive further or closer to the freeway and find other camping places w/o facility. I was lucky for someone to let me stay with them in their site. Heard about issues with cougars and mountain lions but other than that seemed like a neat area. Lots of hunters come for hunting season. Hi C, -M

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eujean
3
Aug 2021
Great spot to camp

We got to this mini campground and luckily found one spot left. This was a Wednesday evening. Thursday evening filled up too. There is freeway, train and even coyote sounds too. The road in was fine for most vehicles.

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tuckercaps
14
Apr 2021
If only, A 32

If only, A 32 would fit better. Nice little spot. Valt toilet. And next to a stream. Had 2 bars of Verizon 4g. 32 foot 5 wheel just to big for in there. 32 class C ?

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adventurists2020
14
Oct 2020
Good

Good, clean campground for free. Not far off the highway. The gravel road to the campsite has a few potholes but is in pretty decent shape. You can hear some highway noise. We would definitely camp there again! You could definitely dry camp here with a Class A-C Motorhome.

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rooney
12
Sep 2020
Free campground with facilities!

Great little free campground with 4 spots. Very easy to find, just down the road from a dispersed site that's right off the Spring Creek Road (NF-21) exit.

This campground is free as of the time of this review (9.18.20) but there are considering charging $10 per night. We stayed one night on 9.15.20.

There was weak Verizon 4G but there is faint service. We use a WeBoost cell phone booster and that helped.

Vaulted bathroom was clean and there was not trash around to be found! Site 4 (the last one) has room for 2-3 cars if camping in a group. All sites have benches and designated fire rings!

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Anonymous
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Aug 2020
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roadpickle
2313
Aug 2019
Small campground, weak Verizon signal

Spring Creek Campground offers only four campsites, and these sites are only big enough to accommodate small to medium sized RVs. There is a small parking lot up front if you need more space park your tow vehicle or toad.

Each site comes with a fire pit and picnic table. The campground has a pit toilet. You're well enough away from I-84 that you won't hear any noise.

Verizon 4G does not come in. Best I was able to get is 2 bars of 3G.

Lots of shade here. This campground sits in the middle of a pine Grove.

Access road to here is firm packed gravel and easy to drive. Any vehicle can get here with no problem.

Its not that crowded, despite only four campsites. I arrived on a Sunday in August, during the evening, and found two of the four sites open.

Best of all it's a free campground. No reservations, first come first serve.

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