L.L. Stub Stewart State Park

  General Advisory 03/07/19
CLOSURES: - Banks-Vernonia Trail Closure: Culvert replacement project March 11 - April 12. Each culvert will require closure of area for 1 week at a time. Starting March 11-25, 2 culverts will be replaced at mile 15, between Tophill and Beaver Creek trail heads. For the week of March 25th, the culvert between mile 7 and 8, just north of Buxton will be replaced. For the week of April 1, the culvert at mile 5, halfway between the Manning and Buxton trail heads will be replaced. Trail closures will extend through weekends. - Starting March 25 through noon on March 26th, the Banks-Vernonia trail will be closed from the Manning Trailhead North to Pomgratz Rd for paving repairs. Pihl Rd and Pomgratz Rd’s may be used as an unofficial bypass during this time only. FOREST THINNING 2019: Stub Stewart will undergo a thinning operation in and around the Brooke Creek Hike-in area starting May 1 2019. Brooke Creek Hike-in area and surrounding trails will also be marked as closed. The area will reopen spring 2020. WINTER 2019: Expect winter weather conditions. Clayhill Horse Staging Area is open for day use. Equestrians must use designated horse trails only. Trail runs from Clayhill down Hares Canyon trail through Jackstraw Terry and back up Hares Canyon. Full loop is ~5 miles. See signs onsite. Hilltop Day Use has been winterized. There is no longer running water at Hilltop. Stub Stewart State Park Trail Closure: Permanently Closed — The following trail systems are closed : - Intersection of Boomscooter trail and the Banks Vernonia Trail (construction) - Williams Creek Horseshoe trail (Construction) - Bucking pass (Downed trees) - Lower Matchcutter (Landslide) Hares Canyon Horse Camp is closed for camping until April 15 2019. ***Maps of closures are available at the park office. If you have any questions about this operation, please contact Park Manager Chris Gerdes at 503-324-0606 X222.
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)
  • Amphitheater
  • Day-Use Fee
  • Disc Golf

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 – October 15)

  • 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 for sites 1-9)

  • 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 in West Dairy camp)
  • 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 pet friendly; see our Pets in Parks FAQ)
  • 12 single-room cabins (cabins 7 and 8 pet friendly)
  • Flush toilets and hot showers in cabin village restroom
  • Reservable meeting hall

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