China Hat Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This campground is located near China Hat, a tall (6,573 ft. elevation), cone-shaped formation. The campground is shaded by lodgepole and ponderosa pine trees and lies in the heart of the East Fort Rock OHV Trail System.

This campground is also a popular area for hunters during deer season. The campground has 13 designated campsites, with picnic tables and firerings. There are 2 areas of adjoining sites that will accommodate small groups and large RVs. A vault toilet is located within the campground. 

China Hat Campground is operated and maintained for your enjoyment by Central Oregon Combined OHV Operations (a Forest Service, & Bureau of Land Management Cooperative agreement), in partnership with Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation ATV Funds, and other user groups and volunteers.

At a Glance

Fees No fee.
Permit Info: Oregon ATV Operating Permit
Open Season: Open as accessible
Usage: Medium
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Central Oregon OHV Operations for the Deschutes National Forest
Information Center:
  • Central Oregon OHV Operations: (541) 383 4000
  • OHV Hotline -24 hour recorded information, (541) 383-4010

General Information


There is access to the campground from the north or the south via Forest Road 18.

  • From Lapine, travel 26 miles east on Forest Road 22, and then 6 miles north on Forest Road 18.
  • From Bend, travel 22 miles east on Hwy 20, then 6 miles south on County Road 23, then 5 miles southwest on Road 25, and then 8.0 miles south on Forest Road 18

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 13 site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

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