Kellie’s Service Creek on the John Day River

John Day River at Service Creek

Rustic vacation resort where the whole family can enjoy the John Day River

Home of Service Creek Outfitters

Kellie Frech’s Service Creek is located at the John Day River. We boast riverside lodging as well as lodging approximately 1/3 mile from the river. The area offers countless opportunities for recreation. Allow us to help you to tap into those opportunities.

The John Day River is a river lovers paradise! It’s hard to imagine why it’s not overcrowded. The area has been one of the best kept secrets in Oregon. Without wait lines and traffic you can leave behind all the stress of city congestion. Whether a family trip, a weekend get-away or an adventure with our Outfitters, we welcome you to the John Day River to enjoy your vacation with us.

Accommodations & Area Activities

Unique Location in the John Day River area

Nestled deep in ancient canyons of the John Day River, Kellie Frech’s Service Creek is a traveler’s oasis. In addition to the naturalness this paradise offers, we try to make your trip as relaxing or exciting as you would like. There is rest for the weary traveler and a haven for the intrepid explorer. What is especially noteworthy is that here in the heart of the John Day Fossil Basin the borders are wild and scenic. The current population of Service Creek is 4 (a newborn arrived in 8/2017). Our resort is the tiny town of Service Creek.

The Journey Through Time Scenic Byway meets the John Day River at Service Creek.  In addition we are centrally located between the three units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

Our Resort Offers

  • a cozy lodge (once a 1920’s boarding house, features 6 rooms each with private bath; access to a community kitchen)
  • a river house (private location on the John Day River)
  • visitor information center (area maps and knowledgeable staff)
  • restaurant (Prime Rib Fridays, home-made pies and so much more!)
  • Outfitter’s/convenience store (snacks, groceries, beverages, camping & fishing supplies, and rafting accessories)
  • raft rentals (we have a variety of boat types to choose from)
  • Guided scenic & fishing trips (Photographers, novice and experienced fishermen love this)
  • river shuttle service (we can shuttle your vehicle from where you enter the river to where  you will exit; see our Rafts & Shuttles page)

We’d love for you to come!

4 thoughts on “Kellie’s Service Creek on the John Day River

  1. Management says:

    October 19, 2017

    We’re catching plenty of Steelhead in the Service Creek area right now!

  2. Management says:

    October 21, 2017

    11 steelhead caught yesterday and released on the John Day by Cottonwood.

  3. Management says:


  4. Management says:

    February 19, 2018

    We are catching Steel Head and pre spawning bass. ( catch & release only )

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