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.
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.
11/24/2015: Rock Springs Campground is open for the season.
$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.