This small campground offers fishing, exploring, nature watching and hunting opportunities in the Middle Fork John Day River State Scenic Waterway. The campground is busiest during late summer and hunting season.
At a Glance
03/15/2016: Deerhorn Campground is open for the season. Visitors will encounter snow. The entrance to the campground may become impassible due to snow.
Campgrounds on the Malheur National Forest are first come first serve.
$8/Night for single unit, $4/Night for extra vehicle
Austin Junction, OR
Vault Toilet (1)
From Prairie City, OR., travel east on Highway 26 approximately 13 miles to the junction of Highway 26 and Highway 7. Turn onto Highway 7 for approximately 1/8th of a mile to the junction with County Road 20, turn onto County Road 20. On County Road 20 travel approximately 4 miles, the campground will be on your left. The turn for the campground is on a corner, the entrance is marked with a small green sign.
Deerhorn Campground has 5 sites, one can accomodate a 30' rv, this includes camper and vehicle.
No. of Sites
5 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
1 of 5
River and Stream Fishing
The Middle Fork of the John Day River runs along the edge of the campground affording excellent opportunities for fishing. For regulation and license information please visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Big Game Hunting
The campground is very popular during big game hunting seasons. Rocky Mountain Elk and mule deer are very popular big game animals hunted in the area. For regulation and license information please visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.