Rock Springs Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This small campground is convieniently located just off of Forest Road 17.  Nestled among pondersoa pine trees, this secluded campground offers a wonderful place for those in search of a quiet place to stay, whether camping or just needing a quiet place to spend the night while traveling from Burns to John Day, Oregon. 

The campground has light use until big game hunting seasons.  Visitors can enjoy fishing in Poison Creek Resevoir, hiking, hunting and horseback riding local trails such as Malheur River Trail #303 and Craft Cabin trail #319

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
Closest Towns: John Day, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Burns, OR., travel east on US Highway 20 approximately 2.8 miles to US Highway 395 north.  Turn right onto US Highway 395 north toward John Day, OR.  Follow US Highway 395 for approximately 30.8 miles to the junction with Forest Road 17.  Turn right onto Forest Road 17, travel 4.8 miles to the junction with Forest Road 054.  Follow Forest Road 054 for approximately 1, the campground will be on the right.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

This campground is a nice 12 site campground.  All sites include raised fire rings, picnic tables and compressed gravel pads.

The bathroom is a newer CXT vaulted toilet with a compacted gravel approach leading into the bathroom.

Please pack out what you pack in.  There is no trash service provided.

No. of Sites 12 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable


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