Camping at Rock Creek Reservoir (and fishing too!)

I took Friday off (Katie is lucky and has all Friday's off) to have another long weekend to go camping. This trip we towed our travel trailer to Rock Creek Reservoir near Wamic, Oregon. My friend Tyler and his wife Holli joined us Friday night.

Rock Creek Reservoir is about 100 acres when full (in the spring) and is stocked several times in the Spring with rainbow trout. It shrinks down to a couple ponds by the end of summer. Rock Creek Reservoir is located in Tygh Valley within the Mount Hood National Forest. It's about 6 miles WSW of the town of Wamic. Rock Creek Campground is located on the Southeast shore of the lake and has 33 sites with water and outhouses nearby.

The weather was beautiful when we arrived around 11 am Friday morning. It was sunny and calm. After getting our campsite all setup, Julian and I went fishing. It was slow, but we managed to catch a couple trout.

Julian and I fishing in Rock Creek Reservoir, Oregon     Our campsite

It started to rain lightly just before Tyler and Holli arrived. As they were setting up their tent it changed to showers and then stopped. But then the wind came and was relentless.

Julian finishing a puzzle     Julian staying warm by the fire

It was again beautiful Saturday morning, but that was short lived. It didn't rain, but the wind came back and stayed around all day. We fished most of the day, but only caught a couple. They just weren't biting and I'm sure the wind had something to do with it.

Julian and Oscar the doggy     Rock Creek Reservoir, Oregon
Catching a fish, finally!     Cooking dinner over the fire

Sunday it was a little calmer, but we had occasional light showers as we were packing up. We had a fun trip with our friends even if the weather wasn't spectacular.

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