Cottonwood Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This very rustic, primitive camp is located near Rock Creek and the route of the Historic Summit Trail. The small campground offers seven camp sites interspersed with aspen and surrounded by a mixed conifer forest, which provides shade during summer months. Just a short distance away is a former gravel pit now filled with water in which visitors enjoy a summer swim.

For thos looking for a great mountain bike ride on old two-track roads in a remote, challenging setting, this may just be the place!

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open year-round. This is not a gated facility. Access is subject to favorable weather conditions.
Reservations: This is a First Come, First Served facility.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees This is a free facility.
Restrictions: Size & number of trailer sites limited (no dump station).  There is a 14 day stay limit on all National Grassland and US Forest Service land including but not limited to campgrounds and other developed facilities.
Closest Towns: Mitchell, Oregon or Paulina, Oregon
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Ochoco National Forest
3160 NE Third Street
Prineville, Oregon 97754
(541) 416-6500

General Information

Directions:

From Prineville, Oregon (1):

Travel on Highway 26 going east for 47 miles to Mitchell, Oregon. 

Continue east on Highway 26 for 13 miles to Forest Service Road 12, then go south on Forest Service Road 12 for 14 miles.  

Turn left onto Forest Service Road 200 and continue to Cottonwood Campground.

From Prineville, Oregon (2):

Travel on Highway 26 going east for 16 miles to Forest Service Road 42.  

Travel east on Forest Service Road 42 for 32 miles to Forest Service Road 4270. 

Follow Forest Service Road 4270 northeast for 9 miles to Forest Service Road 12.  

Turn left and head north on Forest Service Road 12 for 4 more miles, then turn right on to Forest Service Road 200 and continue to the campground.

From Paulina, Oregon:

Travel on County Road 112 going east for 3.5 miles, then travel north on Beaver Creek Road (County 113) for 8 miles to Forest Service Road 42.

Take Forest Service Road 42 north for another 8 miles to Forest Service Road 12, then go north on Forest Service Road 12 for 7 miles.  

Turn right onto Forest Service Road 200 and continue to the campground.

From John Day, Oregon:

Travel on Highway 26 going west for 31 miles to Dayville, Oregon.

Continue west on Highway 26 for 25 miles to Forest Service Road 12, and go south on Forest Service Road 12 for 14 miles to Forest Service Road 200.  

Turn left and continue to the campground.


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Amenities

Picnic tables Each campsite has one picnic table
Toilets Vault Toilet (1)
Parking Parking varies in campsites
Tent camping Each campsite has plenty of space for tent camping
Camping trailer Trailer space varies by campsite
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.389241

  Longitude : 
-119.855243

  Elevation : 
5700

 

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