Culp Creek

  • Exit 174 from I5 to Dorena, drive past dorena lake to Culp Creek, Culp Creek, OR

More than 50 years ago, Culp Creek was a bustling logging-company town.  Families lived in company houses, shopped at company stores and sent their kids to the company school.  The loggers worked for Bohemia.  (There was a picture of a local resident driving a Bohemia jitney in a 1947 issue of National Geographic.)

Some of the town’s homes and buildings still survive, though no one lives here now.  After your visit to this evocative ghost of a town, drive or bike to the town’s gorgeous grotto/waterfall.  Hike the moss-strewn paths. Stop to perch on the huge rocks for nirvana.

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National Geographic