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 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
11/03/2015: Yellowjacket Campground is open for the season, however the water has been turned off for the season.
$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.