Driftwood Campground

Area Status: Unknown

This is rustic campground is situated on the banks of the Wild and Scenic North Fork John Day River.  It offers hunting, fishing, and a raft put-in site.  Driftwood features 6 campsties and 1 accessible toilet.  There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack your garbage home. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/14/2014: This campground is not maintained in the late fall and early spring. It may be covered with snow and/or not accessible from Oct-May.
Operational Hours: The campground is closed only by snow.  It is maintained seasonally from Memorial Day until mid-November.  Since this is at a low elevation, it is one of the earliest (and latest) areas clear of snow.
Reservations: Not reservable
Fees An overnight camping fee of $8.00 will be charged. An additional $5 per "extra vehicle" fee will be charged for each vehicle exceeding the maximum two vehicle per site allowance.  
Open Season: Late May - Oct.-Nov.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Dale, OR
Water: On the banks of a small river
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Ukiah, travel west 1 mile to the Hwy 395 junction.  Turn left (south) on Hwy 395 and go about 15 miles, and then turn left (east) onto Forest Road 55.   Drive 5.2 miles east along the North Fork John Day River to Driftwood campground.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 6 single sites

RV Camping

Three of the sites easily accomodate most sizes of trailers, two accomodate only small trailers, and one site is downhill with a tight turn-around so RVs are not advised.

Reservation Info Not reservable
Hookup - WaterNone
Pavement Type of Parking Native surface
No. of Sites 6
Hookups - ElectricNone
Dump StationsNone
Pavement Type for ParkingNative Material
Hookup - SewerNone
Usage: Since this is at a low elevation, it is one of the earliest (and latest) areas clear of snow.


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