Trout Creek Campground

Madras, Oregon

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Featuring 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.

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