The park will remain closed through at least September 7 (Labor Day). We apologize for the disruption. Due to a revenue shortfall, we don’t have enough staff to keep all parks open this summer. Please consider visiting an open park — a complete list is on our COVID-19 Response page.
Ukiah-Dale Forest State Scenic Corridor along Highway 395 follows the North Fork of the John Day River and Camas Creek. Winding through a stately ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and western larch forest the corridor provides a pleasant scenic drive and access to a popular fishing spot. Near Ukiah, amidst old-growth pines and larch, the Ukiah-Dale Campground provides a perfect location to stay and relax next to the soothing waters of Camas Creek.
Spring brings an abundance of wildflowers -- including camas, a traditionally important food source for the native Americans. Camas Creek and the John Day River offer anglers excellent fishing for trout, steelhead and salmon.The Bridge Creek Elk Wildlife Area is nearby, providing hunters with plenty of big game hunting opportunities. The surrounding national forest provides an abundance of mushrooms and berries.
Quiet, relaxing and far from the high-speed demands of metropolitan life, Ukiah-Dale can provide you with a wonderfully relaxed feeling. In the nearby town of Ukiah, re-stock your groceries, gasoline or fishing tackle. Take a break and discover this unique hideaway.
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.