NOTICE: Forest offices scheduled to be closed temporarily for employee training
All Malheur National Forest offices will be adjusting their schedules on April 22 to accommodate the ability of their employees to attend mandatory training.
The Prairie City Ranger District in Prairie City and Emigrant Creek Ranger District in Hines will be closed for business all day on April 22.
The Supervisor’s Office in John Day will remain open for their normal business hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but only have the ability to sell forest products between the hours of 7:45 to 9:00 a.m., and again in the afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
We ask that you take this into consideration when needing to purchase forest products, such as maps and firewood permits. We appreciate your understanding.
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
Winter 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
Winter 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
Wickiup Campground sets off of Forest Road 15 tucked amongst trees, next to Canyon Creek, the perfect place to relax in the shade during the summer months and listen to the creek flow past. This is a beautiful campground that offers opportunities for picnicking and stream fishing. The campground is a good starting point for hiking, viewing wildlife and hunting during the summer and fall months. During the winter the entry to the campground makes a great starting point for snowmobile riders.
At a Glance
03/25/2015: Wickiup Campground is reachable. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
$6/Night for single unit, $3/Night for extra vehicle
Please DO NOT pasture horses on Wickiup Creek or in the riparian area. Horses are not allowed within the campground perimeter except for loading or unloading.
John Day, OR
Vault Toilet (1)
From John Day, OR. travel south on US Highway 395 approximately 10 miles to the junction with County Road 65. Follow County Road 65 approximately 7 miles the campground will be on the right.
Set amongst ponderosa pines along the beautiful Canyon Creek. This campground is wonderful year round, in spring and summer visitors can enjoy hiking in the near by Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. In the fall and early winter months the campground becomes popular with hunters and during the winter the campground becomes an excellent place to start a day of riding snowmobiles.
No. of Sites
6 single site(s), 1, 5-20people group site
No. of Accessible sites
All of the sites have extended picnic tables with compacted gravel and dirt path camping spaces.
River and Stream Fishing
Fishing in Canyon Creek or Middle Fork Canyon Creek, the two nearby streams. Fish that are caught in these streams are Rainbow Trout and Bull Trout. Rainbow Trout can be kept yet Bull Trout are ESA threatened and must be returned to the river. For regulation and license information please contact the Oregon Department Fish and Wildlife.
Big Game Hunting
During the fall and early winter big game hunting is popular in the area. Rocky Mountain Elk and mule deer are the primary big game hunted in the area. For regulation and license information please visit the Oregon Deparment of Fish and Wildlife.
During late spring and throughout the summer visitors can see a variety of wildflowers in the area. As fall begins to settle in, enjoy the beautiful changing foliage of Aspen trees and a variety of shrubs that run along the creek.