Gold Dredge Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This is a peaceful campground along the Wild and Scenic North Fork John Day River.  Gold Dredge features 7 campsties and 1 accessible toilet.  There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack your garbage home.  Attractions are hunting, fishing, rafting, swimming, and photography. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/21/2014 Open for Memorial Weekend.
Operational Hours: The campground is closed only by snow.  It is maintained seasonally from Memorial Day until mid-November.  Since it is one of the lowest elevation campgrounds, it is earliest (and latest) to be free of snow.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
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: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Ukiah, Oregon 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 7.7 miles east along the N. Fork John Day River to Gold Dredge Campground.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 7

RV Camping

This campground can accomodate RVs and twoof the sites have pull-through parking (no backing).

Reservation Info
Pavement Type of Parking Native material
Vehicle Clearence
Size Restrictions Four sites can accomodate 40-foot RVs, Two of which are pull through sites (no backing).
No. of Sites 7

Group Camping

Site 6 at this campground can accomodate up to 5 RVs and 25-50 people.

Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Sites 1
No. of Accessible sites None


Camping trailer All sites
Toilets 1 vault toilet
Picnic tables All sites
Tent camping All sites