Catherine Creek State Park

Spacious campsites at Catherine Creek.

We're still in the land of no internet but scored a nice campsite in a small campground, on a very full, fast-flowing creek (plenty of winter melt) near the Wallowa Mountains.

Catherine Creek - State Park Campground, near Union, OR : Site #5 (20 RV sites total) - This site has: water nearby. Campground Notes: flush toilets • vault toilets • creek access • trails from campground • trails nearby • 3290’ elevation. May 9th - 12th. Miles traveled: 80 miles.
• Older campground, but well taken care of.
• Our site right on Catherine Creek.
• Very peaceful.
• No dump station.

Overall Experience: Smile

Catherine Creek State Park is a state park located in Union County, Oregon, in the United States. The park gets its name from Catherine Creek, a stream that flows through it and joins the Grande Ronde River. Situated approximately 30 miles (48 km) east of La Grande, Oregon, this park is famous for its hiking trails, rock climbing spots, and chances to spot wildlife.

Diverse Habitats and Rich Biodiversity
One of the highlights of Catherine Creek State Park is its diverse range of habitats, which include grasslands, oak savannahs, and coniferous forests. This variety of ecosystems supports a wide array of plant and animal species. Visitors may come across mule deer and elk grazing in the meadows, listen to the melodious tunes of songbirds in the trees, or admire the vibrant colors of wildflowers dotting the landscape.

Outdoor Activities for Everyone
Whether you're an avid hiker or a beginner rock climber, Catherine Creek State Park has something to offer. The park boasts several miles of trails that cater to different skill levels and preferences. From leisurely walks amidst nature to challenging treks up rocky cliffs, there's a trail for everyone to enjoy. Rock climbers can test their skills on the park's designated climbing areas, which provide thrilling opportunities for vertical adventures.

Visitor Facilities and Amenities
To enhance your experience at Catherine Creek State Park, various visitor facilities and amenities are available:

  • Campground: Stay overnight and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature with a camping trip. The park offers tent sites as well as RV sites with electrical hookups.
  • Picnic Areas: Take a break from exploring and have a leisurely picnic amidst scenic surroundings. Picnic tables and shelters are conveniently located throughout the park.
  • Restrooms: Accessible restrooms are provided for visitors' convenience.

Remember to pack essential supplies such as water, sunscreen, and appropriate footwear when visiting the park.

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