Located near the old Canyon Meadows Reservoir, opportunities at this site include hiking, hunting, this rustic campground sets at the edge of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. The reservoir no longer holds water. The campground has wood picnic tables and older fire rings.
At a Glance
05/05/2016: Canyon Meadows Campground is closed due to hazards from a wildfire.
Campgrounds on the Malheur National Forest are first come first serve.
Canyon City, OR
Vault Toilet (1),
From the town of John Day, OR., take US Highway 395 south approximately 9 miles to the junction of County Road 65. Follow County Road 65 for approximately 6 miles at which time the road becomes Forest Service Road 15, continue on Forest Service Road 15 for one mile to the junction with Forest Road 1520, follow Forest Road 1520 approximately 3 miles to the campground.
The area is excellent for wildlife viewing. Wildlife in the area ranges from big game animals such as Rocky Mountain Elk and mule deer, a wide variety of birds such as magpies, sparrows and preditory birds such as hawks and eagles to smaller creatures, including squirrels and chipmunks.
Canyon Meadows Campground is a wonderful place for people wanting a nice place to spend the day and enjoy a picnick.