Ochoco Divide Group Site

Area Status: Closed

The Ochoco Divide Group Site is located within Ochoco Divide Campground.

Resting at the top of the Ochoco Divide at an elevation of 4,700 feet, the group site is set on a hill away from the road as an extension of the general campground. The site can accommodate from 12 to 35 people and must be reserved in advance through Recreation.gov.

Nearby recreational activities include birding, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, nature viewing and road biking.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations are required and may be made 6 months in advance to 1 day in advance. To make reservations call 1-877-444-6777 or visit http://www.recreation.gov.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: $50 group site. 
Restrictions: Maximum capacity is 35 people. General campground rules apply. 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, Or
Water: No
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Aud & Di Campground Operations, (208) 270-0094
Information Center: Ochoco National Forest
3160 NE Third Street
Prineville, Oregon 97754
(541) 416-6500

General Information


This site is not ADA accessible.


From Prineville, Oregon:

Head east on Highway 26 for approximately 30 miles.

Ochoco Divide Campground will be on your right just past Ochoco Divide Sno-Park and just before the summit.  

Turn right into the campground and follow the loop road until you reach parking for the Group Campsite at the northeastern edge of the campground.


Parking is limited. Campers must park at the base of a small hill and walk up to the site.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Group Camping

This area may be reserved for groups of 12 to 35.

Reservation required?: Y

Viewing Scenery

The scenery surrounding the campground alternates between thick Ponderosa pine forests and grassy meadows, though shortly beyond the campground the road descends into lower-elevation, arid canyon lands.

One of the most unique geologic features of the Ochoco National Forest is the 'thunder egg,' Oregon's official state rock. Thunder eggs are small, colorful, round volcanic rocks similar to geodes that have been exposed over time. The U.S. Forest Service has designated specific sites for rock hounding.

Nearby Attractions:

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is less than an hour away. Hike amongst the Painted Hills and famed fossils, take a journey through time at the museum at Sheep Rock or picnic beneath the beautiful mountain scenery.

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Group Picnicking

This area may be reserved for groups of 12 to 35.

Reservation required?: Y


Picnic tables: Picnic table(s) are on site
Tent camping: Tent camping is available on the premises.
Parking: Parking is limited.
Toilets: Vault Toilet

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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