Welch Creek Trail

Countie(s) trail is located in: Grant
Trail Type(s): ATV/ORV/OHV <> Camping <> Fishing <> Hiking <> Mountain Biking
Trail Measurement: 3.5 Miles
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Welch Creek Trail #3030

This trail begins at Forest Service Road 10 and ends at Trail #3004.


From Dale, Oregon (junction of State Highway 395 and forest road 55) travel 1 mile on forest road 55 to its junction with forest road 10.  Travel 15 miles southeast on forest road 10 to the trailhead at Welch Creek Campground.

Welch Creek Campground & Trailhead

Welch Creek Campground has long been a favorite gathering spot for family reunion camp-outs and group hunting trips. The campground’s open area and easy parking access make it ideal for such events. It features 6 campsites an accessible vault toilet, and 4 stall recreational stock corral.  There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack your garbage home.

Local attractions include hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, sight-seeing, photography, and a trailhead for the Desolation OHV trail system.  Olive Lake, where there is fishing, boating, and swimming is about 13 miles to the east along Forest Road 10.

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Dale, OR
Water: No potable water. On the bank of Desolation Creek.
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Operational Hours: The campground is closed only by snow.  However, it is only maintained seasonally from Memorial Day until mid-November.
Reservations: Not reservable.  First come, first served
Area Amenities: Accessible, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Dale, OR
Water: No potable water. On the bank of Desolation Creek.
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service


From Ukiah, OR, travel west 1 mile to the Hwy 395 junction.  Turn left (south) on Hwy 395 and go about 15 miles, and then turn left (east) onto Forest Service Road (FSR) 55.  Drive a little less than 1 mile, then turn right (south) onto FSR 10.  Travel about 12 miles on Forest Road 10 and Welch Campground is on the right (south).

RV Camping

All sites accommodate large RVs:  2 sites require backing in, 3 sites are pull-beside, and the group site is a large pull-through.

Hookup: – Water None
Reservation Info: Not reservable
Pavement Type of Parking: Gravel
No. of Sites: 6
Hookups – Electric: None
Dump Stations: None
Hookup – Sewer: None

Group Camping

Site 6 provides group camping for up to 40 people and is accessible. It is directly adjacent to the recreational stock corral.

Reservation Info: Not reservable
No. of Sites: 1
No. of Accessible sites: All sites

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing opportunities are available in Desolation Creek or 13 miles to the east at Olive Lake.

Horse Riding

A four stall recreational stock corral was installed in 2014. Be aware that trails in this area are also open to OHVs.

OHV Trail Riding

This site provides trailhead accesses the Beeman-Junkins Trail #3015 (8.5 miles) which connects with the Sharp’s Ridge Trail #3026 (7.9 miles) to form a loop.  Across FSR 10 is the Welch Creek Trail #3030 (3.5 miles) which connects with Battle Creek Trail #3004 which links to other trails within the Desolation OHV trail system.  FSR 10 is NOT open to OHV riding.


Camping Trailer: All sites
Toilets: Vault (1)
Accessible: All sites are accessible
Picnic Tables
Trailhead parking next to the toilet
Tent Camping: All sites

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  • Compass Latitude: 445326N
  • Compass Longitude: 1184410W
  • Numeric Latitude: 44.8904285
  • Numeric Longitude: ‘-118.7360719
  • Elevation in Feet: 4200
  • Elevation in Meters: 1280
  • Trail Measurement: 3.5 Miles

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