Head O' Boulder Forest Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This rustic camp offers a few sites and is also a trailhead which accesses the Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock Scenic Area.  From the trailhead visitors can access other trails such as the Princess trail #251, Sunrise Butte Trail #255 and Blackeye Trail #243.  Allowing for multiple opportunities for hiking. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/12/16: Head O'Boulder Forest Camp Trailhead is open. Snowfall is likely at this elevation and a stout vehicle is recommended for accessing the area.
Fees No fee
Open Season: Early June
Usage: Light
Best Season: Early Summer
Busiest Season: Late Summer
Closest Towns: Austin Junction, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Prairie City, OR.,  drive east on US Highway 26 for approximately 13 miles to the junction with US Highway 7.  Take US Highway 7 for one mile to the junction with County Road 20. Follow County Road 20 for approximately 14 miles to the junction with Forest Service Road 45.  Follow Forest Service Road 45 approximately 8 miles to Forest Service Road 4500-537. Follow Forest Service Road 4500-537 toward Indian Rock Lookout. This road will disect Head O'Boulder Forest Camp.

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Campground Camping

This rustic camp sits within the Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock Scenic Area, with trails leading out from the campsite.  This campsite is small and secluded, with fewer visitors throughout the summer allowing visitors a chance to explore the Vinegar Hill-Indian Rock Scenic Area.  The campground is busiest in late summer through early winter during big game hunting seasons.

Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites3 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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