Joaquin Miller Horse Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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Joaquin Miller Campground is located 19 miles north of Burns, Oregon on US Highway 395.  Despite the easily accessed location, this 8 site campground receives light use most of the year.  Developed to accommodate stock, Joaquin Miller has two pipe stock corrals and hitching rails available to users.  Please pack out what you pack in, there is no trash service provided.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/12/2020: The campground is open. Water is off for the season. 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 $8/Night for single unit, $4/Night for extra vehicle
Usage: Light
Restrictions: This campground can accomodate 20 ft lenght and under camp trailers.
Closest Towns: Burns, OR
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet Accessible (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From the town of Burns, OR., travel 2.8 miles east on US Highway 20 to the junction with US Highway 395 turn north onto US Highway 395.  Continue on US Highway 395 north towardst he town of John Day, OR., approximately 16.4 miles, the campground will be on the left. 

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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Campground Camping

Visitors can enjoy a great rest after a long day of traveling along US Highway 395.  This campground set amongst ponderosa pine trees is also a wonderful base camp for those wishing to explore the Malheur National Forest further.  Nearby trails allow visitors miles of trail to explore while enjoying the beautiful scenery, top it all off with a quiet evening around the campfire, a great way to spend a day.

No. of Sites 8
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 8


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