Welcome to the web site for Drift Creek Nature Center
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.
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.