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.
Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the1930's, Idlewild Campground is an easily accessible campground located just off of US Highway 395. Birdwatchers from all over visit Idlewild for an opportunity to glimpse the white-headed woodpecker. A species found in only a few locations on the west coast of North America. Look for woodpeckers foraging for food amongst the ponderosa pine trees found throughout the campground. The campground is lightly used and only becomes busy during the fall hunting season. Please pack out what you pack in, there is no trash service provided at this campground.
Idlewild campground has a beautiful wood framed, open air pavilion which can be reserved by going to Recreation.gov, or calling 1-877-444-6777. The pavilion rents for $25.00 a day with a $9.00 service fee for the reservation.
The campground is a great place for those traveling through who would like a nice quiet place to camp that is easy to reach.
11/23/2015: Idlewild Campground is open, however the water has been shut off for the season. The old entrance to Idlewild Campground is now officially closed, there are new signs on the highway directing visitors to use the new entrance by the snowpark.
$10/Night for single unit, $5/Night for extra vehicle
This campground can accomodate camp trailers 20 ft and under in length.
Vault Toilet Accessible (4)
Oregon State Sno-Park Permit is required from November 1st through April 30th.
Directions from Burns, OR., travel 2.8 miles on US Highway 20 to the junction with US Highway 395, turn left onto US Highway 395 and head north. Follow US Highway 395 for approximately 14.6 miles to the junction with Forest Road 2820. Continue on Forest Road 2820 for 0.8 miles to the junction with Idlewild Campground Road. Follow Idlewild Road for approximately 1 mile to the campground.
This campground is an excellent stop for travelers heading north or south on US Highway 395. Enjoy a relaxing visit set amongst ponderosa pine trees.
Camp sites are not reservable. The only area that is reservable is the beautiful picnic shelter.
No. of Sites
22 single site(s), 3 double site(s), 1 20-50 people group site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
Hookup - Water
No. of Sites
19 single site(s), 3 double site(s), 1 20-50 people group site(s)
Hookups - Electric
Pavement Type for Parking
Hookup - Sewer
There is a large, accessible group picnic shelter that can accomodate up to 75 people. The shelter can be reserved for $25.00 a day. To make reservations please visit www.recreation.gov, or call 1-877-444-6777.
Winter sees the snowmobilers and cross-country skiers enjoying the many miles of groomed trails.
Areas for XC Skiing/Snowshoeing at Idlewild Campground