Trout Creek Campground

BLM_OR_PR_Mail@blm.govFeaturing a boat launch, a seasonal ranger station and trailhead, Trout Creek campground offers 21 campsites and three group-use campsites along the Lower Deschutes Wild and Scenic River. Some pull-through campsites as well as day-use parking are available in the recreation site. Access to the 7-mile Trout Creek Trail and Trout Creek Climbing Area originate at the south end of the campground.

Know Before You Go:

  • The campground is open year round but no potable water is available
  • Cell phone service is not available in the campground.
  • Goathead, also known as puncturevine, is present in the area; protect your pets and bicycle tires
  • The Trout Creek Climbing Area is subject to an annual seasonal wildlife closure from January 15 to August 31 to protect sensitive nesting golden eagles.

Point of Interest:

Spectacular and towering volcanic cliffs – fine examples of what geologists call columnar basalt – can be seen on the Trout Creek trail upriver from the campground.

From Madras, Oregon: Drive 3 miles north on US highway 97; turn left onto NE Cora Drive and proceed another 0.7 miles. Make a slight left onto NE Clark Drive for another 5.8 mi, then turn left onto NE Buckley Ln/NE Clark Drive; proceed another 0.4 miles. NE Buckley Ln/NE Clark Drive turns left and becomes NE Clemens Drive for another 1.3 miles. At the community of Gateway, turn right to stay on NE Clemens Drive which becomes Coleman Road. The road turns to gravel at Trout Creek and a narrow tunnel precludes tall vehicles. After another 4.4 miles Trout Creek Campground is on the banks of the Deschutes River.541-416-6700https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/documents/files/wsr-orwa-deschutes3-map.pdfSome campground facilities are accessible.