L.L. Stub Stewart State Park

  Emergency Closure 01/01/18
FEBRUARY NOTE: Due to the forest maintenance project, all existing reservations for DAIRY CREEK WEST have been moved to DAIRY CREEK EAST. CLOSED IN FEBRUARY: Clayhill Horse Staging Area, Hares Canyon Horse Camp, Dairy Creek West Campground, Brook Creek Hike-in, Discovery Depot Monday-Friday closures: Mountain Bike Area, Disc Golf Course, All hiking trails OPEN IN FEBRUARY: Existing reservations in Cabins and Dairy Creek West Campground honored (See note above about West moved to East). No additional camping reservations accepted at this time. Banks Vernonia Trail open all week including weekends. Saturday-Sunday open: Hilltop Day Use, All hiking trails, Disc Golf Course, Mountain Bike Area.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Reservable
  • Cabin (ADA)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Vault Toilets
  • Horse Trails
  • Open Year Round
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Hot Shower (ADA)
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Viewpoint (ADA)
  • Cabins/Yurts Pets OK (ADA)
  • Bike Path (ADA)
  • Ampitheater
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Disc Golf

Using helicopters to thin the forest at Stub Stewart

Just 34 miles west of Portland, you’ve got the best backyard imaginable. Campers, hikers, cyclists or equestrians can spend their days exploring and adventuring across 1,800 acres of rolling hills, forest glades, gleaming streams and wildflowers, all crisscrossed with over 25 miles of trails.

Enjoy a family gathering at Hilltop Day-use Area, or embark on a journey from either of two trailheads – Hilltop or Clayhill to the north, with its horse staging area – and spend a few wide-eyed hours discovering the forest. The multi-use trails, plus 6 miles of cross-country and free-ride mountain bike trails, range from easy and forgiving to robust and challenging, all with ample opportunity for wildlife viewing and immersion in the scenery.

An 18-hole disc golf course winds its way through the trees just east of Hilltop, and a 3-hole course is near the amphitheater. Buy discs at the Stub Stewart Welcome Center, where bike helmets, water bottles and more are for sale. Stop by the Discovery Depot, where information awaits on the area's flora, fauna, and park history. 

Campground info

Dairy Creek Camp West (open year-round)

  • 43 full-hookup sites
  • 12 walk-in tent sites with water nearby
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • Reservable meeting hall
  • Firewood and ice for sale 5 - 8 pm

Dairy Creek Camp East (open March 1 – Oct. 31)

  • 35 full-hookup sites
  • Flush toilets and hot showers
  • Playground

Hares Canyon Horse Camp (open March 1 – Oct. 31)

  • 13 full-hookup sites with four-stall corrals
  • Two double-size full-hookup sites with six-stall corrals
  • Manure bins
  • Flush toilets and hot showers

      Note: All RV hookup sites are at least 50 feet long

Brooke Creek Hike-in Camp (open year-round)

  • 23 primitive campsites with water nearby
  • Picnic table at each site
  • Two common areas with fire rings
  • Two vault toilets (access to flush toilets and hot showers)
  • Sites 1-9 are available first come, first served
  • Sites 10-23 are reservable

Mountain Dale Cabin Village (year-round)

  • Three double-room cabins (cabin 6 is pet friendly)
  • 12 single-room cabins (cabins 7 and 8 are pet friendly)
  • Flush toilets and hot showers in cabin village restroom

Universal Access
Three sites at Dairy Creek West, two sites at Dairy Creek East and 13 cabins are accessible to campers with disabilities.