Area Status: Open
This campground sits along the Wild and Scenic North Fork John Day River at the junction of the Blue Mountain and Elkhorn Scenic Byways. It features 20 campsites, 3 accessible toilet facilities, and stock handling facilities. There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack your garbage home.
This campground serves as the eastern access point to North Fork John Day Wilderness via North Fork John Day River Trail #3022. The area offers hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, sight-seeing, and photography opportunities. In spring and fall you can see the salmon spawning. Special state fishing regulations apply.
If you like to drive, you can pick up the Ukiah-Granite Roadside Geology tour brochure from the camp hosts or the Ranger District.
At a Glance
The campground is closed only by snow. However, it is only maintained seasonally by from Memorial Day until mid-November.
Not reservable. First come, first served.
||Interpretive Site,Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Single site: $8/vehicle/night (extra $5 fee per vehicle exceeding the two-vehicle-per-site allowance.)
Group site: Site 14 is $25/night (no extra vehicle charge).
||Holiday weekends and hunting season
||Wilderness restrictions apply within north Fork John Day Wilderness.
||Granite, OR; Ukiah, OR
||No potable water. Adjacent to the North Fork John Day River.
||Vault Toilet (3)
||North Fork John Day Ranger District
From Ukiah, OR head southeast on Forest Service Road 52 approximately 40 miles to the North Fork John Day Campground and trailhead. Parking for the trailhead is in the north end of the campground.
Besides the 20-site campground, there is a large trailhead parking area, toilet, unloading ramp, and facilities for stock animals (corrals, mangers, hitching posts). This site is directly adjacent to the Wild & Scenic North Fork John Day River and the Blue Mountain National Scenic Byway.
This campground has 7 accessible campsites. The stock facilities are not accessible.
There is a large trailhead parking area and overflow parking is located across from the west entrance.