Willow Creek project-wide BURN BAN in effect 
Only commercial-grade, pressurized propane or fuel canister cooking stoves and firepits are allowed. Stoves must be attended to at ALL times. Wood and charcoal fires of ANY kind are prohibited. Fireworks, sparklers, and other pyrotechnics are ALWAYS prohibited on Corps property. 

Willow Creek Dam

Willow Creek Dam from downstream

Willow Creek Dam is located in Morrow County, Oregon, directly upstream from the town of Heppner, and about 45 miles south of Hermiston.

Willow Creek Dam was completed in 1983. It is the first major dam in the United States constructed using the roller-compacted concrete technique. The dam is 169 feet high and 1,780 feet long, and was constructed with 403,000 cubic yards of concrete. The reservoir is able to store 9,765 acre-feet of water.

The Portland District operates the project for flood control and irrigation with incidental benefits for recreation, sportfishing, and wildlife.


Willow Creek Recreation

The Willow Creek Campground is operated by Heppner Parks and Recreation. For information, call 541-676-5576.