All Malheur National Forest Offices will be closed starting at 1:30 pm Wednesday, November 25 through Thursday November 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. All offices will reopen regular business hours Friday, November 27.
Supervisor's Office/Blue Mountain Ranger District
Hours of Operation: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
431 Patterson Bridge Rd
Mailing: P.O. Box 909
John Day, OR 97845
Emigrant Creek Ranger District
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Closed for lunch 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
265 Highway 20 South
Hines, OR 97738
Prairie City Ranger District
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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 #258, 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 Campground, a great place to swim, fish or hike.
At a Glance
11/23/2015: Lower Camp Creek Campground is open. Visitors will encounter will encounter snow and may encounter muddy conditions.
$6/Night for single unit, $3/Night for extra vehicle
Prairie City, OR
Vault Toilet (1)
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.
This small campground is a wonderful place for people to spend time relaxing. The campground sets along Camp Creek, set and listen to the running water, birds chirping and squirrels chattering under the shade of ponderosa pine trees. The campground is popular during late summer through early winter 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.
No. of Sites
6 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
Big Game Hunting
Big game hunting is very popular in the area in late summer through early winter with various seasons. Big game animals popularly hunted in the area are Rocky Mountain Elk and mule deer. For license and regulation information please visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.