Billy Fields Campground

Area Status: Closed

Billy Fields Campground is a great starting point for those wanting to hunt, fish, or look for wild horses. For those wishing to hike and explore Fields Peak Trail is within 3 miles of the campground.  This camping area offers a 6 horse tie-stall with manger. Water for horses is available in adjacent Billy Fields Creek. This rustic campground features wooden picnic tables and metal fire rings. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 01/20/2023: Closed; no access due to snow. Visitors should be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions. Pack it in/Pack it out. Anything take home anything you bring with you into the forest, including all trash. Examples of trash: cigarette butts, cans, bottles, and food. Please follow local and state health guidelines.
Reservations: Campgrounds on the Malheur National Forest are first come first serve.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets
Fees: No fee
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Do not pasture horses in riparian area.  Please use certified weed free hay and take what you do not use home.
Closest Towns: Mt Vernon, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilet, entry sets on a slope with loose gravel.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From the town of John Day, OR., follow US Highway 26  west approximately 18 miles to the junction with Forest Service Road 21 (Fields Creek Road). Follow Forest Service Road 21 approximately 6 miles, Billy Fields Campground will be on the right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Within a short distance from Billy Fields Campground are multiple opportunities for hiking.  Fields Peak Trail is a 3 mile drive.  The Cedar Grove Botanical area is within 7 miles of the campground.

Horse Camping

Billy Fields Forest Camp is easy to reach, just off of the paved Forest Road 21.  The campground has a 6 horse tie-stall with manger.  This campground gets more popular during the fall and early winter months during big game hunting season. 

Please use certified weed free hay, remove any unused hay when leaving the area.

Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None
Water Availability Billy Fields Creek

Viewing Wildlife

The area surrounding the campground is a wonderful place to see a multitude of wildlife.  Big game animals such as Rocky Mountain Elk, mule deer, black bear and cougar can be seen in the area.  Those visitors that enjoy bird watching will enjoy the wide range of bird species that live in the area.  The area has heards of wild horses, travel out and enjoy the surrounding forest, you may see one of these beautiful creatures.


Camping trailer: 3
Tent camping: 1

Recreation Areas

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