Chewaucan Crossing Campground/Trailhead
This highly used campground is ideally located right on the Chewaucan River, 20 minutes south of Paisley, Oregon. Chewaucan Crossing Trailhead, within the campground, accesses Fremont National Recreation Trail #160 a multi-use trail, and a challenging trek in both directions as hikers must climb out of the river canyon. You can hike, mountain bike, or horseback ride north to Yamsay Mountain or south to Cox Pass. A pedestrian bridge crosses the river and links to the trail.
There are many fishing opportunities for rainbow and brook trout. The site is surrounded by a high desert, pine, and juniper setting. Amenities include a vault toilet, parking area, adequate trailer turnaround, horse corrals, and each of the five campsites has a picnic table and fire ring.
Alert: There is no potable water. Visitors need to pack plenty of water. Remember to “pack it in, pack it out.”
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||(Paisley Ranger District)|
|Reservations:||First come, first serve|
|Open Season:||05/15 - 10/15;10/16-05/14 Open with reduced services|
|Closest Towns:||Paisley, OR|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet (1)|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Paisley Ranger District|
Chewaucan Crossing Trailhead is located 20 minutes south of Paisley, Oregon. From Paisley, take County Highway 2-08 (also known as Mill Street) for almost two miles and then merge left onto Forest Service (FS) Road 33. Chewaucan Crossing trailhead will be on the left side of FS Road 33.
A sturdy pedestrian bridge spans the river at the campground, connecting trail segments.
Fishing in the Chewaucan River
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information