Deerhorn Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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

Current Conditions: 10/12/16: Deerhorn Campground is open for the season.
Reservations: Campgrounds on the Malheur National Forest are first come first serve. 
Fees $8/Night for single unit, $4/Night for extra vehicle
Open Season: May
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Austin Junction, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


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. 

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Campground Camping

Deerhorn Campground has 5 sites, one can accomodate a 30' rv, this includes camper and vehicle.

Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites5 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites1 of 5


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