Drift Fence Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Drift Fence Campground is situated along the paved Blue Mountain Scenic Byway and is traditionally a hunting camp.  This is a small, rustic site and the short access road is in poor condiiton.  The campground features 6 campsties and 2 vault toilets.  There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack all garbage out and dispose of it at home.  The surrounding area offers hunting, wildlife and wildflower viewing opportunities, and photography. Fishing is available at several nearby stocked ponds including Twin Ponds where the annual Fishing Derby is held.  If you like to drive, you can pick up the Ukiah-Granite Roadside Geology tour brochure at the Ranger District and take a day trip to Granite.  The Bridge Creek Wildlife Viewing Area (elk) is just a few miles down the road.

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: The campground is closed only by snow.  It is maintained seasonally from Memorial Day until mid-November.
Reservations: Not reservable
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees No fee.
Open Season: Late May
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: Late June and hunting season
Closest Towns: Ukiah, Oregon 
Water: Not near water
Restroom: Vault (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Ukiah, OR, travel south on County Road 1475 (turns into Forest Service Road 52 after 5 miles).  Go about 7 miles to Drift Fence Campground on the right.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

RV Camping

All of the sites accomodate RVs, although size may be limiting at some sites. 

Hookup - SewerNone
Hookups - ElectricNone
Pavement Type for ParkingNative Material
Dump StationsNone
Vehicle Clearence Access road is rough, with potholes
No. of Sites 6
Reservation Info Not reservable
Hookup - WaterNone

Group Camping

There is one group site at this campground.  It can accomodate up to 5 RVs (25 people).

No. of Sites1 site(s)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sitesNone
Fees: None

Nature Viewing

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Picnic tables All 6 sites
Toilets 2 vault toilets
Tent camping All 6 sites
Camping trailer All 6 sites
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