About Us

Lake Creek Youth Camp is a non-profit organization operating in the Malheur National Forest by special permit from the US Forest Service. We cater primarily to youth groups and families, but also to other organized (and non-organized) groups and individuals on a space available basis. Family reunions are popular at Lake Creek Youth Camp.

We provide a rustic, yet civilized (Showers with lots of hot water and flush toilets!) outdoor experience. There are no TV's or telephones to distract you but an internet phone (via satellite) is available for emergencies. Tent and RV space is available, although there are no RV hook-ups.

Electricity is provided by a propane generator which is turned off from 10 pm until 6 am each day. During that time there are no lights and no water as the water is pumped from a well with electricity. When the electricity is off it is dark, so be sure to bring flashlights or lanterns.

"This is our 8th camp this summer [at different locations] and the food here is by far the best!"

--FFA Attendee


Strawberry Mt Wilderness

We are located in the Strawberry Range in beautiful Logan Valley at an elevation of about 5,200'. We are about 30 miles south and east from John Day, Oregon and about 19 miles from Seneca, Oregon. You can also reach us from Prairie City, a distance of about 33 miles. All of the roads coming into the camp are paved except for the last two miles on Forest Service Road 924 which is a well maintained gravel road.

Trailheads into the Strawberry Mt. Wilderness are about two miles away.

Rates include meals, hot showers, flush toilets, use of our lodge and grounds, as well as a place to sleep. Meals are provided during your stay

"This letter is to acknowledge you and your facility, our reclamation company of 25 to 30 men stayed at Lake Creek for over a month and had the best experience we have had in 10 years of business, staying on the road for our jobs.

The Lake Creek staff was warm, sincere, courteous and hard working. The food was fabulous, and the menu was flexible. The staff met every need we had from food prep. to lodging needs.

The facility was neat and clean, a great combination of rustic and functional, the gas fireplaces in the cabins were so cozy after long cold work days. The big lodge and its giant fireplace were spectacular. It truly was amazing how 30 men lived so comfortably "off the grid" at over 5,000 feet of elevation."

--Jason Hair, Natural Reclamation Service


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