Wildcat Campground and Day Use Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

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*UPDATE August, 2018: The bridge accessing Wildcat Campground and Day Use Area has a 5 ton load limit. This is the only access to this area.*
 
This quiet and cool forested campground is one of the more popular fee campgrounds on the Ochoco National Forest because it is relatively close to town, yet provides an escape from the intense desert heat in the summer months.
 
It is located near Mill Creek Wilderness and gives campers opportunities to see old growth dependent species, such as the pileated woodpecker, and hike the Twin Pillars non-motorized trail.
 
Twin Pillars Trailhead is located adjacent to the campground providing access to Mill Creek Wilderness and Twin Pillars Trail (#832).
 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the season 10/15/2018.
Reservations: This is a First Come, First Served facility.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Per night, per site fee: $15/first vehicle; $7/each additional vehicle.
Open Season: - 10/15/2018
Restrictions: No motorized vehicles or bicycles are permitted in Wilderness areas. 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: Prineville, Oregon
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault Toilet (4)
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:

Take Highway 26 east for approximately 7 miles past Ochoco Reservoir.

Turn left onto Forest Service Road 33 (Mill Creek Road).  

Continue for approximately 10 miles to where Forest Service Road 33 makes a sharp left turn.  

Instead of taking the turn, continue straight and you will drive directly into Wildcat Campground. 


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Amenities

Picnic tables Each campsite has one picnic table, and there are several picnic tables at the Day Use site
Drinking water Drinking water is available from a hand pump in the campground
Toilets Vault Toilets (4)
Parking Parking in available at the Day Use location and also 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 : 
44.439987

  Longitude : 
-120.580049

  Elevation : 
3700

 

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