Happy Camp Developed Campground

Area Status: Open
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Picnic shelter and picnic table at Happy Camp

Located one hour five minutes of Paisley, Oregon, Happy Camp is a developed campground ideally located along peaceful Dairy Creek. The stream flows through the middle of the campground, offering fishing opportunities for rainbow trout. 

At 5289 feet in elevation, this alpine campground features nine camping sites. All campsites include picnic tables and fire rings, but no garbage receptacles. *Remember to “pack it in, pack it out.”

There are three vault toilets, and two water spigots. Fresh water is also available at Clear Spring, about 1.5 miles to the west on Forest Service Road 047.

Besides fishing, hiking on the nearby trails, and relaxing at Happy Camp, you can toss horseshoes (bring your own) into the horseshoe pits or picnic under the historic shelters. The picnic shelters were built in the 1930’s by Civilian Conservation Corps. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: (Paisley Ranger District)
Reservations: First come, first served
Fees No fee
Open Season: May-15 - Oct-15
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Paisley, OR; Lakeview, OR; Bly, OR
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Paisley Ranger District

General Information


Happy Camp Campground is located one hour five minutes south of Paisley, OR.

From Paisley, OR take Highway 31 north toward Silver Lake, OR. Turn left on County Highway 2-08, Mill Street, and continue left on Forest Service (FS) Road 33. At its junction with FS Road 28, turn right. At FS Road 047, turn right to the campground. 

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