Union Creek, Oregon

We were hesitant to move on a Friday without reservations. But sometimes you just gotta... "Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape" - Guy Clark.

Union Creek - Forest Service Campground — Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, near Baker City, OR: Site #B14 (60 RV sites total) - This site has: electric & water hookups • water nearby. Campground Notes: flush toilets • vault toilets • dump station available • lake access • trails from campground • trails nearby • 4,120’ elevation. 5th - 12th. Miles driven: 70 (tap on mileage to see route).

Pros:
• Spacious sites.
• Water & electric or full hookups available.
• AT&T and Verizon cell coverage.
Cons:
• Lake very low.

Overall Experience: smile

Helicopers in Action

Apparently, there was a lightning strike across the lake from our campground while we were coming back from town. When we got back, a couple of helicopters worked the fire: One with a bucket & the other a tanker helicopter that sucked up the water.

This video shows both in action getting water from the lake. It’s amazing how fast they fill. The tanker fills once & the bucket twice (a tad over three minutes) in this video.

Sumpter, OR

Sumpter is a short drive from the campground. Check out the Sumpter Valley Railway Restorations, which operates a Historic Steam Narrow Gauge Railroad. The Sumpter Dredge State Heritage Park, which is home to a YUBA style gold mining dredge.

Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend
Barley Brown's, Baker City, OR Their pub grub menu is meat eaters delight with no vegetarian choices (not even the salads). However, they do have a couple of non-meat options; you just have to ask.


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