Wickiup Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Wickiup Campground sets off of Forest Road 15 tucked amongst trees, next to Canyon Creek, the perfect place to relax in the shade during the summer months and listen to the creek flow past.  This is a beautiful campground that offers opportunities for picnicking and stream fishing.  The campground is a good starting point for hiking, viewing wildlife and hunting during the summer and fall months.  During the winter the entry to the campground makes a great starting point for snowmobile riders. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/12/2021: 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.
Fees $6/Night for single unit, $3/Night for extra vehicle
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Please DO NOT pasture horses on Wickiup Creek or in the riparian area.  Horses are not allowed within the campground perimeter except for loading or unloading.
Closest Towns: John Day, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From John Day, OR. travel south on US Highway 395 approximately 10 miles to the junction with County Road 65.  Follow County Road 65 approximately 7 miles the campground will be on the right.

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Campground Camping

Set amongst ponderosa pines along the beautiful Canyon Creek.  This campground is wonderful year round, in spring and summer visitors can enjoy hiking in the near by Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.  In the fall and early winter months the campground becomes popular with hunters and during the winter the campground becomes an excellent place to start a day of riding snowmobiles.

No. of Sites 6 single site(s), 1, 5-20people group site
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites All of the sites have extended picnic tables with compacted gravel and dirt path camping spaces.


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