Strawberry Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Typical campsite in Strawberry Campground

The campground is located at the edge of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.  Set amongst ponderosa pine in a beautifully wooded area, the campground is an excellent starting point for anyone wanting to hike, hunt, fish or simply relax.  Strawberry Basin Trailhead is located at the campground.  Strawberry Basin Trail #375 connects to other trails in the wilderness allowing for day hiking or backpacking trips.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/1/2020:  The campground is open. 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.  
  • Water is on but may not be safe to drink, rec staff are working on getting water test samples sent and verifying water safety.
Most health organizations, including the Center for Disease Control, recommend that you boil water vigorously for 1 minute up to elevations of 2,000 meters (6,562 feet) and 3 minutes at elevations higher than that. You're guaranteed to be safe from giardia and crypto if you follow those guidelines.  
Fees $8/Night for single unit, $4/Night for extra vehicle
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Prairie City, OR
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From the town of Prairie City, OR., turn onto South Main Street.  Follow South Main Street to the junction with Bridge Street.  Turn left onto Bridge Street.  After turning onto Bridge Street travel 0.2 miles to the second right turn which is Bridge Street again.  Turn right onto Bridge Street and continue out of city limits, the road becomes County Road 60 at city limits.  Continue on County Road 60 for approximately 7 miles the road then becomes Forest Service Road #6001.  Travel on Forest Road #6001 for approximately 2 miles to the campground. 

This is an OPEN County road to the Forest boundary, then an open FS road to the campground. Please respect private property to the Forest boundary.


Accessibility:

The last mile of road leading to the campground and trailhead to Strawberry Lake is very narrow, steep and after rains becomes very rutted. 


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. 


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.319940

  Longitude : 
-118.6753

  Elevation : 
5700

 



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