The Union Creek Campground is one of the largest Forest Service campgrounds in eastern Oregon. Its nestled on the northern shore of Phillips Reservoir amid mature Ponderosa pine, with a few sites offering views of the lake.
This camp is part of the Union Creek Recreation Area, which includes a picnic and day-use area. Union Creek Campground is set on three loops with separate walk-in tent camping, and it has four group sites that can accommodate from 60-100 people.
Phillips Reservoir is a popular destination within the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest because it offers scenic views of the surrounding Elkhorn Mountains. The shoreline is forested with a mix of Ponderosa pine and various firs interspersed with small grasslands.
Visitors enjoy several varieties of colorful wildflowers in the spring.
The campground is near a boat launch and a small, rocky swim beach. Activities include swimming, fishing, boating and waterskiing.
Anglers can fish for bass, trout and perch. Theres an access point for the Phillips Lake Shoreline Trail, a 6.5-mile scenic trail for hiking and mountain biking.
The parking spurs are paved and gravel and large enough for any size RV. Several sites offer full hookups, and some others offer water and electric.
Units are equipped with picnic tables and grills. Drinking water and flush toilets are available.Some of the facilities are handicap-accessible.
The historic gold mining town of Sumpter is about 10 miles away. Visitors can explore the Sumpter Dredge State Heritage Park, browse the holiday weekend fleamarkets or take a ride on a historic steam locomotive.