The Parish Cabin Campground sets along Bear Creek affording fishing opportunities. The campground is within minutes of Logan Valley an exceptional place for viewing wildflowers during spring and early summer. Hikers are within a short drive to trail heads leading into the beautiful Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. This campground is very popular with hunters. A wildfire burned through the area in 2012, visitors have the unique ability to view the effects and benefits of wildfire.
At a Glance
03/26/2015: Parish Cabin Campground is open, however the road leading to the campground is closed to passenger vehicle traffic. The campground can be reached by snowmobile, ski or snowshoe.
$8/Night for single unit, $4/Night for extra vehicle
Do not pasture horses in Bear Creek or adjacent meadow. Camping is not allowed outside the campground perimeter. Horses are not allowed in campground perimeter.
John Day, OR
Potable Water/ Off
Vault Toilet (2)
Passes and Permits are not required at campgrounds, trails or trailheads on the Malheur National Forest for recreational use.
From the town of John Day, OR., travel south on US Highway 395 for approximately 12 miles to the junction with County Road 65. Travel on County Road 65 for approximately 8 miles the road then changes to Forest Road 15. Travel on Forest Road 15 approximately 4 miles to the junction with Forest Road 16, turn west onto Forest Road 16 and travel for approximately 1 mile, the campground will be on the right.
Parish Cabin is a 17 single site and 1 double site campground. The sites are equipped with extended concrete tables, and raised fire rings. Each site has compacted gravel/dirt pads. The bathrooms each have compacted gravel and concrete approaches.
No. of Sites
17 single site(s), 1 double site(s)
There a multiple sites that can accomidate a 30' RV which includes vehicles.
Hookup - Water
Hookups - Electric
Pavement Type for Parking
Hookup - Sewer
River and Stream Fishing
Fishing for Rainbow Trout in creeks and streams in the area is popular. Bull Trout are also found in local creeks and streams however they are a threatened species that must be thrown back if caught. For more information on fishing seasons and regualtions please visit Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Big Game Hunting
The campground becomes very busy during late summer through early winter during big game hunting seasons. Hunts in the area include, Rocky Mountain Elk, Mule deer and Antelope. For more information on hunting seasons and regulations please visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.