Catherine Creek State Park

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Catherine Creek State Park

Oregon

(800) 551-6949

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Things To Do

Overview

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 the 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 LaGrande 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. Note, as of October 18, 2010 the campground and day-use areas closed for the season.

Map of Catherine Creek (OR)

Latitude, Longitude: 45.152423, -117.739449

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Activities

  • Camping

    Bring your friends or family and enjoy a picnic, 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. Campsites are first- come, first-served. 20 primitive sites (maximum site 50 feet). To check availability and make reservations for day-use facilities, call (800) 452-5687, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., two days to nine months in advance. For information, call (800) 551-6949.

  • Fishing

    Enjoy the thrill of landing a rainbow trout in Catherine Creek.

  • Hiking

    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.

  • Picnicking

    Bring your friends or family and enjoy a picnic and a game of horseshoes.

Seasonality/Weather

Campground and day-use areas closed for the season. Open mid-April - October 15 (may remain open longer if weather permits).

Directions

Driving

OR 203, 8 miles southeast of Union.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(800) 551-6949

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