Whistler Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
Located on the northern edge of Mill Creek Wilderness, this campground is located within walking distance from the Wildcat North Trailhead.
There are many standing dead trees here so be careful where you wander and where you set your camp.
Whistler Springs rockhounding site is located within the campground shortly downhill from the restroom that has a tendency to draw enthusiasts.  For visitors who are interested in either hiking in preserved wilderness areas, or scavenging for some beautiful stones this is a great place to spend some time.
Visit our Rocks & Minerals page for more information on rockhounding.
NOTE: The road getting to the campground, as well as the road within the campground, are both very rough.  Recreational vehicles and trailers are not recommended.

At a Glance

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.
Open Season: undefined - undefined
Restrictions: 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: 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


From Prineville, Oregon:

Travel north on Main Street for approximately 11 miles to the Ochoco National Forest boundary.  

Main Street turns into Forest Service Road 27 at the forest boundary.

Continue on Forest Service Road 27 for another 12 miles.  

At the junction of Forest Service Road 27 and Forest Service Road 2745, veer right to stay on Forest Service Road 27.  

Continue for another 4 miles along the wilderness boundary.  

At the junction of Forest Service Road 27 and Forest Service Road 200, turn right toward Wildcat North Trailhead.  

Continue past the trailhead and parking area, and you will drive straight into Whistler Campground.  

NOTE: Unpaved sections of Forest Service Road 27 and the campground road are very rough. 4WD or AWD vehicles are recommended.

Recreation Map

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Rocks & Minerals

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There is a rock hounding site located within this campground.  If items are collected and removed from the forest for more than just personal use you may need a permit.  Please check with our office for further details before you go digging.


Picnic tables Each campsite has one picnic table
Toilets Vault Toilet (1)
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 There is room for trailer parking though there are no hook-ups
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