12/15/2014: The gate to Strawberry Campground has been closed, the water is off for the season. Visitors to the area are welcome to park at Slide Creek Campground or Slide Horse Campground and hike, snowshoe or ski into the area to enjoy the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. The road leading to the area may become impassible to passenger vehicles, please use caution when traveling in the area.
$8/Night for single unit, $4/Night for extra vehicle
Prairie City, OR
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From the town of Prairie City, OR., turn south onto South Main Street. Follow South Main Street to the junction with Bridge Street. Turn left onto Bridge Street, just after turn right onto Bridge Street again. Continue on Bridge Street out of city limits, the road becomes County Road 60 at city limits. Continue on County Road 60 for approximately 7 miles the road then becomes Forest Service Road #6001. Travel on Forest Road #6001 for approximately 2 miles to the campground. This is an OPEN County road to the Forest boundary, then an open FS road to the campground. Please respect private property to the Forest boundary.
The last mile of road leading to the campground and trailhead to Strawberry Lake is very narrow, steap and after rains becomes very rutted.
Hikers looking for nice day hikes will find numerous opportunities from Strawberry Campground. From Strawberry Basin Trail #375 hikers can hike approximatley 1 and 1/2 miles on the dirt trail, climbing roughly 1,000 feet in elevation, to Strawberry Lake. From Strawberry Lake, continue on Strawberry Basin Trail #375 to Little Strawberry Lake and Strawberry Falls. This is a beautiful hike that opens up in late June early July. Many other options for day hikes are available and each just as beautiful as the last.
Strawberry Campground is an excellent base camp for hikers wishing to backpack in to a designated wilderness area. From the campground hikers can access numerous trails from Strawberry Basin Trail #375, the trailhead is located at the campground. Strawberry Basin Trail connects to Slide Lake Trail #385 which leads to Slide Lake, other trails that connect to Slide Lake Trail #385, allow backpackers to do a loop of roughly 17 miles. The 17 mile hike leads past 3 lakes, water falls and across various types of beautifully stunning terrain. More options for longer backpacking trips exist for those who take other trails off of Strawberry Basin Trail #375, such as the Onion Creek Trail #201 which traverses up near the peak of Strawberry Mountain. This trail connects to many others that lead west and further into the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.