Share:

Pilcher Creek Reservoir Campground

Wallowa Mountains, Oregon

Start Exploring
Pilcher Creek Reservoir Campground

Share:

Advertisement
  • Views of the Blue Mountains.- Pilcher Creek Reservoir Campground
  • Entrance to the campground.- Pilcher Creek Reservoir Campground
  • Arriving at Pilcher Creek Reservoir.- Pilcher Creek Reservoir Campground
  • Pilcher Creek Reservoir.- Pilcher Creek Reservoir Campground
  • Enjoying views from camp.- Pilcher Creek Reservoir Campground
  • - Pilcher Creek Reservoir Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Privacy. Primitive camping. Swimming. Fishing and wildlife.
Cons: 
Few amenities. Unpaved. Low water during dry years. Near a road.
Advertisement
Region:
Wallowa Mountains, OR
Managed by: 
Union County Public Works, Powder Valley Water Control District
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Reservations possible: 
No
Current Local Weather:
Advertisement
Campground Description

Campground Description

Contributor

Accessible via Interstate 84, Pilcher Creek Reservoir Campground is an excellent drive-in camping spot before excursions in the Blue Mountains or Wallowa Mountains. The campground is closed during the winter season, but it's proximity to Anthony Lakes Ski Area cannot be beat. Low brush and tall fir trees surround the reservoir with endless views of the Blue Mountains. The reservoir is perfect for a cool summer dip or for small boats, especially rowboats and canoes. However, the reservoir is dependent upon a rainy winter season for its depth and breadth. Large firs encircle each campsite, providing sufficient shade and privacy from other camps. A rolling hill in the middle of this day use and camping area also enables more privacy. Wildlife such as elk and deer frequent the site, and it is possible to enjoy a night of sleeping with coyotes howling in the distance. This is a pack-in and pack-out primitive campground with vault toilets. There is no water on site, so be sure to bring enough water for your camping needs. Campfires are permitted when conditions allow. Bring your own campfire wood, and check with the ranger station before your trip during dry seasons. 

Updates, Tips + Comments

Updates, Tips + Comments

Field Guide

Field Guide

Download
Advertisement
Location + Directions

Location + Directions

Nearby Adventures

(4 within a 30 mile radius)

Advertisement
Related Content

Related Content

Adventure Community

Adventure Community

Who Wants To Do It
17 Members
Who's Done It
7 Members
Submission by
Contributor
5 Adventures Explored
4 Adventures Published

Newsletter Signup

Join the Outdoor Project Community

Get access to essential planning materials and information for your next adventure. Take a few seconds to join the community. It’s FREE!

Free Field Guides + Maps

Post Updates, Tips + Comments

Organize + Track Your Adventures

Insider Detailed Info, News + Benefits

Custom Driving Directions

Recommended Campsites, Photos + Reservation Info