Trout Farm Campground
Trout Farm Campground offers opportunities for picnicking, pond/stream fishing, and hunting. This nice little campground is ideal for families, or the fishing enthusiast. This campground offers a nice pond for fishing with an barrier free path along the pond as well as a barrier free pier. Trout Farm Campground also has a newly renovated covered picnick shelter and running water. A great place to visit near the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.
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:||12/06/2021: The gate to the campground is closed. The water is off for the season. Please be aware the bathrooms will not be cleaned every day. Pack it in/Pack it out. Anything you bring with you into the forest, please take out with you.|
|Fees:||$8/Night for single unit, $4/Night for extra vehicle|
|Closest Towns:||Prairie City, OR|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet (1)|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
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 and continue past the local cemetary. The road then changes to County Road 62. Later continue on County Road 62 approximately 13 miles, the Trout Farm campground will be on the right.
There is plenty of parking at the campground for day use visitors to park and enjoy the pond.
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
The Trout Farm Campground is an excellent place for families to enjoy a quiet place to fish, hike, and explore the forest. Visitors will find the easily reached campground set amongst ponderosa pine trees a relaxing place to escape to.
|No. of Sites||6 single site(s)- additionally there are 6 picnic sites.|
|Reservation Info||Not reservable|
|No. of Accessible sites||1 of 6|
The campground can accomodate up to a 30' camptrailer, this includes the length of the vehicle pulling the camptrailer.
|No. of Sites||6 single site(s)|
|Reservation Info||Not reservable|
|Pavement Type for Parking||Native Material|
|Hookup - Water||No|
|Hookup - Sewer||No|
|Hookups - Electric||No|
|No. of Accessible sites||1 single site(s)|
Lake and Pond Fishing
A barrier free fishing platform sets on the edge of the stocked pond inside the campground. For regulation and license information on fishing please visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Trout Farm Campground
River and Stream Fishing
Anglers can put a line in at the pond or along the stream that feeds the pond. Rainbow Trout are caught in the stream, Bull Trout are also found in the stream. If a Bull Trout is caught please release it back into the stream as this fish is ESA Threatened. For more fishing regulation and license information please visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Trout Farm Trail #370 travels around the pond. The trail is 0.5 miles in length allowing visitors the chance to walk around the pond. Half of the trail is asphalt, the asphalt ends at a nice picnic area with extended length picnic table and compacted gravel pad. The trail then narrows and is compacted gravel the rest of the way around.
Areas for Day Hiking at Trout Farm Campground
Multiple sites are available to those wishing to enjoy a day of fishing without camping. 4 picnic sites with extended length picnic tables and compacted gravel pads make a wonderful place to enjoy a nice picnic lunch near the pond set amongst beautiful ponderosa pine trees.
There is also a beautiful covered picnic area with concrete pad and extended length picnic tables that can accomodate a larger group function.
This campground offers 4 picnic sites and a picnic shelter that are level and accessible.