Ukiah-Dale Forest State Scenic Corridor

Near Pendleton, Oregon, United States

Ukiah-Dale Forest State Scenic Corridor follows Highway 395 along the North Fork of the John Day River and Camas Creek. Winding through a forest of stately ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and western larch, the corridor provides a pleasant scenic drive and access to a primitive campground and popular fishing spot. 

Spring brings an abundance of wildflowers, including camas, a traditional food for the native Americans. Camas Creek and the John Day River offer anglers excellent fishing for trout, steelhead and salmon. The nearby Bridge Creek Elk Wildlife Area  provides hunters with plenty of big game hunting opportunities. Foragers can find wild mushrooms and berries in the surrounding national forest.

In the town of Ukiah, restock your groceries, gasoline or fishing tackle.

Seasonal Campground

Set amidst old-growth pines and larch, the campground provides a perfect location to relax alongside Camas Creek. The campground season is weather-dependent and open roughly mid-May through mid-October, weather permitting. Sites are first-come, first-served.

  • 27 primitive sites with water nearby
  • Paved parking at all sites (can accommodate self-contained RVs)
  • Restrooms with flush toilets
  • Firewood for sale
mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Apr 18 – Oct 15
COVID-19 may affect dates
mdi-tent Open for camping Apr 18 – Oct 15
COVID-19 may affect dates
mdi-car-side First-come, first-served camping mdi-cellphone Call for info: 800-551-6949
Call park: 541-983-2277
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Amenities & Features

History

Land for this wayside was acquired between 1944 and 1947 by purchase from private owners and Umatilla County. In 1956, eight acres were sold to the Pilot Rock Lumber Company. This land was previously under lease for a headquarters logging camp, located near the south end of the wayside. A number of the tracts were purchased with grazing rights. The U. S. Government has reserved the mineral rights in portions of the park. The area was acquired to protect the forest stand along the highway, which over the years has been widened for safety purposes.

Brochures and Maps

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