Divide Well Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Divide Well Campground is a remote site with a rustic look.  It is situated in an meadow with scattered ponderosa pine and denser fir along the campground edges. Divide Well is a popular spot for elk hunters, but little used through the rest of the season.   It features 11 campsties and two accessible vault toilets.  There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack out all garbage and dispose of it at home. 

Nearby is the Potamus Point Interpretive Site, with breathtaking views, interesting geology, and a herd of re-introduced bighorn sheep.  There are no developed trails on this side of the North Fork John Day Ranger District.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground fees will be charged through November 15. The campground is not maintained but is still available throughout the winter. Access will be snowmobiles only once the road is inaccessible due to snow. Please contact the North fork John Day Ranger District for more information.
Operational Hours: It is maintained seasonally from August until mid-November.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees No fee.
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: Hunting season
Closest Towns: Ukiah, OR 
Water: No
Restroom: Vault (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Ukiah, OR, travel west 1 mile to the Hwy 395 junction.  Cross Hwy 395 and continue to travel west on Forest Service Road (FSR) 53 for about 9 miles.  Turn left (south) on FSR 5312 and travel about 7 miles to FSR 5320.  Turn right (west) on FSR 5320 and go about 1.5 miles to Divide Well Campground on the right (east).

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 11 campsites

RV Camping

All sites can accomodate all sizes of RVs.

Hookup - SewerNone
Hookups - ElectricNone
Pavement Type for ParkingNative Material
Dump StationsNone
No. of Sites11
Reservation InfoNot reservable
Hookup - WaterNone

Group Camping

This campground is very open, with minimally defined campsites.  Most of the sites can accomodate groups, even though there are not designated group sites.

No. of Sites None designated
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None
Fees: None


Picnic tables All sites (11)
Toilets Vault (2)
Tent camping All sites (11)
Camping trailer All sites (11)
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