Yellowjacket Campground

Area Status: Open

This campground sits on the quiet shores of Yellowjacket Lake.  This beautiful and quiet location offers abundant birding and wildlife viewing opportunities with eagles, osprey and pronghorn antelope frequenting the area.  The lake has a small sand beach and an easily accessible shoreline for fishing.  This campground has a very nice covered group picnic area. 

Public should be aware warmer weather can bring blue-green algae blooms to lakes. Please read the attached information for what to look for and what to do should you encounter a blue-green algae bloom.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 12/08/2021: The campground is open. The water has been turned off for the season. Visitors should be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions. Some roads become impassible due to snow, ice or mud during the winter months. Please be aware that bathrooms will not be cleaned every day. Pack it in/Pack it out- anything you bring with you into the forest, please take home with you. This includes packing out all trash, yours and others. Examples: cigarette butts, cans, bottles, and food. Please follow local and state health guidelines.
Fees: $10/Night for single unit, $5/Night for extra vehicle
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Burns, OR
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet Accessible (3)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Burns, OR., travel west on US Highway 20 to the junction with the County Road 127/Forest Road 47.  Turn right onto County Road 127/ Forest Road 47 at the sign for Yellowjacket Lake and Delintment Lake.  Follow County Road 127/ Forest Road 47 for approximately 30 miles to the junction with Forest Road 37.  Turn right onto Forest Road 37 and continue on for approximately 2.3 miles to the junction with Forest Road 3745.  Turn right on to Forest Road 3745 and continue for 1 mile then turn right at the end of Yellowjacket Lake into the camping area.

General Notes:

Drinking water is available only during warmer months; water will be shut off from early to mid-October until mid to late May or early June depending on temperatures. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Campers can enjoy a secluded quiet camping experience.  The campground is a wonderful starting point for those looking to hike, bird watch, fish or hunt in the surrounding area.

No. of Sites 24 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites The sites have extended picnic tables, raised fire rings and compacted gravel and dirt camping sites. 

Group Camping

There is a very nice group camp site at Yellowjacket allowing space for hunting parties or larger group camping.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing is a popular activity at this campground.  Anglers can enjoy a wonderful day of fishing on this quiet and relaxing lake.  In the afternoon head back to camp and enjoy a beautiful evening amongst the ponderosa pine trees.  For fishing regulation and license information please visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Day Hiking

For those looking to hike there are several trails in the area.  Hikes can visit the FL Spring Trail #B-5065 and enjoy connecting to other trails for a longer hiking experience, such as Myrtle Creek Trail #308 and West Myrtle Creek Trail # 314.

Viewing Wildlife

Visitors to the area have the opportunity to see a wide variety of animals.  From big game animals such as pronghorn antelope to a wide range of birds such as eagles and osprey and smaller creatures such as squirrels and chipmunks.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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