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 campground sits on the quiet shores of Yellowjacket Lake. This beautiful and quiet location offers abundant birding and wildlife viewing opportunities with eagles, osprey and pronghorn antelope frequenting the area. The lake has a small sand beach and an easily accessible shoreline for fishing. This campground has a very nice covered group picnic area.
At a Glance
03/25/2015: Yellowjacket Campground is open, the water is off for the season. Campground maintenance for the 2015 season has not yet begun.
$10/Night for single unit, $5/Night for extra vehicle
Vault Toilet Accessible (3)
From Burns, OR., travel west on US Highway 20 to the junction with the County Road 127/Forest Road 47. Turn right onto County Road 127/ Forest Road 47 at the sign for Yellowjacket Lake and Delintment Lake. Follow County Road 127/ Forest Road 47 for approximately 30 miles to the junction with Forest Road 37. Turn right onto Forest Road 37 and continue on for approximately 2.3 miles to the junction with Forest Road 3745. Turn right on to Forest Road 3745 and continue for 1 mile then turn right at the end of Yellowjacket Lake into the camping area.
Campers can enjoy a secluded quiet camping experience. The campground is a wonderful starting point for those looking to hike, bird watch, fish or hunt in the surrounding area.
No. of Sites
20 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
The sites have extended picnic tables, raised fire rings and compacted gravel and dirt camping sites.
There is a very nice group camp site at Yellowjacket allowing space for hunting parties or larger group camping.
Lake and Pond Fishing
Fishing is a popular activity at this campground. Anglers can enjoy a wonderful day of fishing on this quiet and relaxing lake. In the afternoon head back to camp and enjoy a beautiful evening amongst the ponderosa pine trees. For fishing regulation and license information please visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Visitors to the area have the opportunity to see a wide variety of animals. From big game animals such as pronghorn antelope to a wide range of birds such as eagles and osprey and smaller creatures such as squirrels and chipmunks.