Starr Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Starr Campground is located just off of US Highway 395 making it very easy to get to.  The campground has an upper level that is closer to the highway, yet still set back amongst beautiful pondersa pines.  The lower part of the campground is set further back in the pine trees allowing for a more secluded experience.  This beautiful campground sets in a prime spot for hunters, hikers and wildlife enthusiats.  Within a 7 mile drive of the campground are numerous trailheads leading into the beautiful Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.  Just a few more miles down the road is beautiful Logan Valley, this area is amazing during the spring, summer and fall months affording wildflower, wildlife and scenery viewing. 

Starr Campground is a great base camp spot for those wanting to explore the Murderers Creek area and have the opportunity to see the wildhorses that reside there.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 01/22/2021: The campground is open, however, the area may be unreachable due to snow, mud and ice. 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.  
Area Amenities: Camping trailer,Picnic tables
Fees $6/Night for single unit, $3/Night for extra vehicle
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: John Day, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From the town of John Day, OR., travel south on US Highway 395 approximately 16 miles.  The campground will be on the right.

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Campground Camping

This 11 site campground is an excellent place for visitors to stop while traveling between John Day, OR., and Hines, OR.  Set just off of US Highway 395 south of John Day this campground is most popular during big game hunting season.

Fire Information Campfires currently allowed.
No. of Sites 10 single site(s), 1 5-20people group site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites All sites have raised fire rings, compacted gravel pads, and extended concrete picnick tables.  
Fees: $6.00 a night


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Picnic tables
Camping trailer 11
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