Nestled deep in ancient canyons of the John Day River, Service Creek Stage Stop is a travelers’ oasis. With a key to the past we offer rest for the weary traveler and a haven for the intrepid explorer. Service Creek Stage Stop is in the heart of the John Day Fossil Basin and borders the wild and scenic John Day River located in central Oregon. This tiny town features a lodge, restaurant, visitor information center, deli/convenience store, raft rentals and river shuttle service for folks seeking an adventure .
Situated near John Day Fossil Beds National Monument on 26 acres with a creek running through the middle of the property, Service Creek Stage Stop is the perfect base to explore the myriad of attractions. From the Painted Hills in Mitchell, fossil hunting in Fossil, and the Thomas Condon Interpretive Center (Sheep Rock Unit) past Kimberly, Service Creek is literally in the middle of it all.
The house, once a 1920’s boarding house, is located on twenty-six acres across Service Creek from the old livery barn. It is now a six room, six bath lodge catering to individuals, families, and groups.
The store carries groceries, beverages, camping and fishing supplies, and rafting accessories. The restaurant features a full menu with hand cut New York steaks, hamburgers, homemade soups and pies, and daily specials.
The raft rental business provides you with a variety of watercraft for your adventures on the river. For your convenience, we will shuttle your vehicle from your put in spot to your take out destination. Guided fishing, rafting, and eco-tour trips are also available.
The Journey Through Time Scenic Byway meets the National Wild and Scenic John Day River at Service Creek, which coincidentally is centrally located between the three units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument making it a natural base for your explorations.
Come on out to our paradise and see why Service Creek Stage Stop is one of the Top 10 Best Kept Secrets for vacation travelers in the Northwest. Fishing, hiking, rafting, eco-tours, great New York steaks, home-made pies and so much more!