03/26/2015: Murray Campground is open. However the campground is not reachable by passenger vehicle. Those that wish to visit the area can ski, snowmobile, or snowshoe in.
$8/Night for single unit, $4/Night for extra vehicle
Prairie City, OR., Seneca, OR.
Vault toilet with compacted gravel approach and concrete pad entry
From Prairie City, OR., turn onto South Main Street to the junction with Bridge Street. Turn left onto Bridge Street and follow past the cemetary, the road then becomes County Road 62. Follow County Road 62 for approximately 20 miles to the junction with Forest Road 16. Turn west on Forest Road 16, follow Forest Road 16 for approximately 7 miles to the junction with Forest Road 924. Follow Forest Road 924 for approximately 2 miles the campground will be on the left.
From Prairie City, OR., turn onto South Main Street. Follow South Main Street to the junction with Bridge Street. Turn left onto Bridge Street and continue past the cemetary. The road then becomes County Road 62. Follow County Road 62 for approximately 20 miles to the junction with Forest Road 16. Turn right onto Forest Road 16 to the junction with 1600133. Travel on Forest Road 1600133 to the junction with Forest Road 1600097 where the trailhead is located.
Camping & Cabins
The campground is a 6 site campground with compacted gravel and dirt entries, concrete extended tables and raised fire rings. The campground gets very busy during big game hunting season in late late summer and early fall.
No. of Sites
5 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
5 single site(s)
River and Stream Fishing
Fishing in local streams and rivers is very good. Anglers can catch Rainbow Trout as well as Cut Throat Trout. Bull Trout are also found in streams and rivers near the campground but these are an ESA Threatened Species and must be released back into the streams and rivers. For more regulations and season dates please visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Great hiking opportunities are within in a short distance from Murray Campground. Just 3 miles away there are three seperate trailheads for visitors to chose from to enjoy a variety of beautiful hikes, Lake Creek Trail #378, Meadow Fork Trail #376, and Snowshoe/Big Creek Trailhead. All of these trailheads lead to more connecting trails for a wonderful day of hiking on the Malheur National Forest.
Big Game Hunting
Hunting for big game in the forest is very popular on the forest. Hunting for big game usually begins in late summer and continues through early winter. Popular hunting in the area would be Rocky Mountain Elk and Mule Deer. For hunting regulations and more information please visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.