Island Creek Day Use Area
- Address Cow Creek Road, Riddle, OR 97469
- Phone (541) 440-4930
- Email BLM_OR_RB_Mail@blm.gov
- Website https://blm.gov/visit/cow-creek-back-country-byway
Get ready for a beautiful drive through history as you follow the winding Cow Creek Back Country Byway. The route is 45-miles long and parallels Cow Creek most of your journey.
This rustic two-lane road is a great alternative to Interstate 5 and connects the towns of Riddle and Glendale. Along the byway are interpretive signs that talk about the history of the long-forgotten town of West Fork, the historic railroad, and gold mining in the area.
The Island Creek Day Use Area is a great stop to stretch your legs, pan for gold, or have a creek-side picnic during your drive.