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Catherine Creek State Park

  COVID-19 Alert 06/12/20
Campground and day-use area are open with limited services. Camping is first-come, first-served. Expect limited vacancy. Be prepared to turn around if full. Do not travel far to visit.
Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Fishing
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)

COVID-19 UPDATE

Campground and day-use area are open with reduced services.

  • Camping is first-come, first-served.
  • Reduced garbage service. Please pack out trash. 
  • Be prepared to turn around if full.  Do not travel far to visit.
  • Group areas open. Park will honor existing reservations; no new reservations accepted. 

The information below applies to pre-COVID-19 operations.

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Tranquil, crystal-clear waters and towering ponderosa pines frame the landscape at Catherine Creek State Park. Cradled in a canyon created by the creek, the park provides visitors a cool, quiet and peaceful setting for outdoor activities. Camp in the campground next to Catherine Creek and enjoy the thrill of landing a rainbow trout or simply cool your heels in its icy waters.

Bring your friends or family and enjoy a day in our picnic area: play a game of horseshoes, take a leisurely hike along the trail between the campground and picnic area for views of picturesque canyon scenery, or simply kick back under a tree and enjoy the summer breeze through the pines.

While staying at the park, explore nearby attractions such as the Union County Museum in the town of Union, take a drive to Eagle Creek to do some fishing or visit any of the many pioneer graveyards. Drive to the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center near Baker City, or head east to the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. The towns of Union and La Grande offer visitors full-service shopping, restaurants, community events and emergency services. Whether you are looking for a quiet, out-of-the-way location to spend a night or a week, Catherine Creek State Park can accommodate you.

Campground info

  • 20 primitive sites with water nearby (once is accessible)
  • Parking at all sites (can accommodate self-contained RVs)
  • Restrooms with flush toilets
  • 2 reservable group picnic areas
  • Firewood for sale
  • Horseshoe pits
  • 3-mile hiking trail