Winom Campground & Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Sign for campground next to a road surrounded by young conifer trees

This campground is located along the paved Blue Mountain Scenic Byway southeast of Ukiah, OR. There are 10 campsites (3 of which are group sites) and 2 accessible toilets.  Sites 3 and 4 have log picnic shelters.  There is an interpretive sign near the information board and OHV loading dock.  There is no water or garbage service, so please pack your garbage home.

Trail access: The Tower Loop Trail #3040 connects with the campground providing access to the southern end of the Winom-Frazier OHV Complex with over 100 miles of trail to enjoy. Nearby is the North Fork John Day Wilderness which is accessed via the North Winom Creek Trail #3160 and South Winom Creek Trail #3153 which are located across Winom Creek off Forest Service Road 52-440 just beyond the campground.

Available activities nearby also include hunting, sight-seeing, mushroom picking, huckleberry picking, photography and the Ukiah-Granite Roadside Geology tour.

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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.  However, it is only maintained seasonally from Memorial Day until mid-November.
Reservations: Not reservable.  First come, first served.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
  • Day-Use: No fee.
  • Single site: $10/night (extra $5 fee per vehicle exceeding the two-vehicle-per-site allowance).
  • Group sites: Sites 3, 4, and 10 are available for $25/night (no extra vehicle charge).
Open Season: Late May
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: May-June
Busiest Season: Father's Day and July 4 weekend
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply within North Fork John Day Wilderness accessed via North and South Winom Creek Trails.
Closest Towns: Ukiah, OR
Water: No potable water. A creek is nearby.
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: North Fork John Day Ranger District 

General Information


From Ukiah, OR, travel south on County Road 1475 (turns into Forest Service Road 52 after 5 miles) for approximately 23 miles to Forest Service Road 5200440. Turn right and travel 1 mile to the campground entrance on the right (north).


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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

RV Camping

Seven of the campsites have pull-through access. The access road is narrow and winding and is not recommended for larger RVs.

Pavement Type of Parking Gravel
Hookup - SewerNone
Hookups - ElectricNone
Dump StationsNone
No. of Sites 10
Reservation Info Not reservable
Hookup - WaterNone

Group Camping

Sites 3, 4, and 10 are group sites and accommodate up to 40 people.  Site 3 and 4 also have open log picnic shelters.

No. of Sites 3 site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None


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OHV Riding & Camping

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Picnic tables All sites
Interpretive Site Interpretive sign near information board
Toilets Vault (2)
Parking free day-use parking at the trailheads
Tent camping All sites
Accessible Site 2
Camping trailer All sites
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