Welcome to the Drift Creek Nature Center

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Drift Creek Nature Center is located at Drift Creek Camp on the banks of a sparkling salmon stream in a pristine Oregon Coastal Rain Forest. This location, just 11 miles via Forest Service roads, from the Pacific Ocean in the Siuslaw National Forest, offers a unique setting to work at the issues of Creation Care and sustainability through education, exploration and interaction with nature.

Drift Creek Nature Center grew out of a long tradition of interest in creation appreciation and stewardship by former directors, staff and members of the Drift Creek Camp board of directors. The program for the 46th DCC annual members meeting, November 3-5, 2006, focused on Creation Care and Stewardship of the Environment featuring hands-on outdoor activities on stream ecology, birding and ecology of the forest floor. Following these activities, an ad-hoc group gathered to discuss opportunities to develop an organized effort to promote creation care through DCC programming. This resulted in the formation of an advisory board to the DCC board of directors. This seven member working board held its first regular meeting the following Wednesday and continued regular monthly meetings, took several field trips together and communicated frequently on its email discussion group. Please browse our site to learn more about our mission, plans, programs and how you may become involved. Return often to watch our program develop.

Are you interested in the natural world, creation care, stewardship of the environment, environmental education or just interested in supporting Drift Creek Camp? Then the Drift Creek Nature Center needs you.

The Drift Creek Nature Center’s Mission statement is to develop awareness, appreciation and stewardship of Creation through education, exploration and interaction with nature. The Drift Creek Nature center is re-forming and would like to include new members. In the past the Nature Center has supported DCC by finding camp naturalists to assist during summer programming, gathered biological fact sheets to inform visitors of the plants and animals around Drift Creek, and created lesson plans to coach and give to counselors as summer camp resources.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of we invite you to join us at Drift Creek Camp, January 27th for noon lunch followed by an afternoon hike.

Can’t join us January 27th? We will be hosting a casual sit down meeting in the Salem area in late February, give us your name and e-mail and we will send you all the info. Please RSVP to the lunch and hike so we can get a count for meals. To RSVP or if you have any questions you can contact info@driftcreek.org.

Visit Drift Creek Nature Center

We welcome you to plan a visit to Drift Creek Nature Center which is located  at Drift Creek Camp near Lincoln City, Oregon. It is a 12.2 mile drive from U.S. Hwy. 101 on Forest Service Road, about half of it gravel.

See our “Maps & Directions” page for more details.

Please plan ahead to make sure someone is there to greet you and show you around. Use this information to schedule a visit.
Drift Creek Camp: PO Box 1110, Lincoln City, OR  97367 – email: info@driftcreek.org – phone:  (541) 996-3978