Lower Camp Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A pleasantly small campground tucked among ponderosa pines along a forest creek.  This campground is popular with hunters.  Just a short drive away from the beautiful Middle Fork of the John Day River.  Less than a mile away is Arch Rock Trail, an ashflow tuff with a scenic arch and several small rockshelters eroded into the outcrop, allowing visitors a place to see fascinating geological features.  A bit further at 13 miles away is Magone Lake, a great place to swim, fish or hike.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 12/15/2014: Lower Camp Creek Campground is open, however the entrance into the campground may be impassible by passenger vehicle due to snow and ice.
Fees $6/Night for single unit, $3/Night for extra vehicle
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Prairie City, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From the town of Prairie City, OR, travel west 3 miles on  US Highway 26 to the junction with County Road 18. Turn right, follow County Road 18 approximately 9 miles to the junction with Forest Road 36, turn right and follow Forest Road 36 approximately 11 miles.  The camp ground will be on the left.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

This is a nice 6 site campground.  Most popular during late summer and early fall for various hunting seasons.  Each of the six sites has extended concrete tables, raised fire rings as well as a concrete pad entrance to the bathroom.

Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites6 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites1 of 6