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PACKARD CREEK, OR

part ofWillamette National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: PACKARD CREEK
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 23 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Packard Creek is a popular campground on the western side of Hills Creek Reservoir. The family-friendly destination offers a picturesque setting among tall trees, with views of the lake beyond. Most of the campground is accessible.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on a large flat beside Hills Creek Reservoir. The lake, hugged by a diverse mix of vegetation, covers 2,735 acres with 44 miles of shoreline in Willamette National Forest.

Recreation:

Larison Creek Trail is excellent for mountain biking, horseback riding and hiking. It meanders along Larison Cove and Larison Creek, through lush vegetation of hemlock, Douglas fir and red cedar.

Visitors also enjoy boating, swimming and fishing. Anglers often catch catfish, blue gill, crappie and coho salmon. A fishing dock, swimming area and boat ramp can be found in the day use area.

Facilities:

Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table and a campfire ring. The group campground, which accommodates up to 80 people, has a large picnic shelter and open space for tents. Some sites have individual boat docks as well.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is near Oakridge, Oregon, once a railroad boomtown at the turn of the 20th century. Other noteworthy places include many hot springs found within the forest.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Day Use Area
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking Trail
  • Information
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Restroom
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Caution: poison oak is common near campsites; walk carefully through the underbrush
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites
  • Limit one vehicle per site; a fee will be charged for additional vehicles
  • A fee will be charged for day-use visitors
  • No firearms, fireworks or chainsaws
  • Click here for more information on Willamette National Forest


  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.69972, -122.43167
43°41'59"N, 122°25'54"W

From Oakridge, travel 8 miles south on Forest Road 21.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PACKARD CREEK

  OR 

Phone Number:

Information:  (801)226-3564
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