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 #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

Current Conditions: 10/12/16: Lower Camp Creek Campground is open.
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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Campground Camping

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.

Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Sites 6 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites 6


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