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
This small campground is convieniently located just off of Forest Road 17. Nestled among pondersoa pine trees, this secluded campground offers a wonderful place for those in search of a quiet place to stay, whether camping or just needing a quiet place to spend the night while traveling from Burns to John Day, Oregon.
03/26/2015: Rock Springs Campground is reachable. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
$6/Night for single unit, $3/Night for extra vehicle
John Day, OR
Vault Toilet (1)
From Burns, OR., travel east on US Highway 20 approximately 2.8 miles to US Highway 395 north. Turn right onto US Highway 395 north toward John Day, OR. Follow US Highway 395 for approximately 30.8 miles to the junction with Forest Road 17. Turn right onto Forest Road 17, travel 4.8 miles to the junction with Forest Road 054. Follow Forest Road 054 for approximately 1, the campground will be on the right.
Those looking for hiking opportunities will enjoy hiking the Malheur River Trail #303 and the Craft Cabin Trail #319. Hikers will enjoy beautiful views meandering through stands of ponderosa pine and other foliage. During spring and early summer enjoy wildflowers throughout the area.
Hikers may see various types of wildlife in the area from big game animals such as Mule Deer and Antelope, a wide variety of birds such as bald eagles, golden eagles, pileated woodpeckers and belted king fishers.