North Fork Malheur Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Near the Wild and Scenic North Fork Malheur River, fishing for Rainbow Trout is popular. Within 1/2 of a mile of the campsite is the North Fork Malheur Trailhead.  The area is an excellent base camp for hunters, hikers or anyone just looking for a quiet get away.  The road in to this area is quite rough and becomes very muddy after periods of rain.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 08/23/2016: This area is within a LEVEL 1 PRE-EVACUATION ADVISORY: Level 1 pre-evacuation advisories are primarily used in slow moving events. At this level residents and visitors are made aware a danger exists and to monitor local media outlets for information. Keep in mind, cell and radio service is extremely limited to nonexistent on most of the Malheur National Forest. Residents with special needs or those with pets or livestock should take not and make preparations for relocating family members and pets. These evacuation advisories are issued by the local county. Access is limited, as the 13 Rd. is currently closed due to nearby fire activity. Visitors should be prepared for increased fire vehicle traffic as well as times of heavy smoke due to the Rail Fire. Be prepared to evacuate the area if necessary.
Fees No fee
Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Prairie City, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1), compacted gravel approach with concrete pad entry.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From the town of 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 approximately 20 miles to the junction with Forest Road 16, turn east onto Forest Road 16.  Follow Forest Raod 16 for approximately 12 miles to the junction with Forest Road 1675, the turn will be on the right.  Follow Forest Road 1675 for approximately 2 miles to the campground.

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Campground Camping

This 5 site campground has extended concrete picnic tables, raised fire rings compacted dirt and gravel parking areas for tents and camp trailers.  The bathrooms have a compacted gravel/concrete approach. 

Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites5 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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