Yellow Pine Campground

Area Status: Closed
Camp trailer in campground shaded by pine trees

Yellow Pine Campground is the largest of three Wallowa-Whitman campgrounds along Highway 26, which is part of the Journey Through Time Scenic Byway. The campground offers campsites for both tents and small trailers, and has five accessible campsites. Popular activities include; overnight camping for visitors traveling across the state, picnicking and exploring along the scenic byway. There is also an accessible, barrier-free, trail to Wetmore Campground. Wildflowers, wildlife, birds and large old growth ponderosa ("yellow") pine can be seen during the hike.

At a Glance

Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Area Amenities: Accessible, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water
Fees: Single unit campsites = $15.00/night. A fee station is available at the campground.
Open Season: May - September
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
Closest Towns: Unity, Oregon (10 miles)
Water: Potable Water -seasonally available
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Whitman Ranger District

General Information


From Unity, Oregon head west on Highway 26 for 10.5 miles towards Prairie City and John Day, Oregon; The campground entrance is on the right side of the highway.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 19 single sites, 1 double site, 1 20+ group site
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 5 accessible campsites

RV Camping

Reservation Info Not reservable
Pavement Type for Parking No
Hookup - Water No
Hookup - Sewer No
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No

Group Camping

One large group camp in the center area.

Day Hiking



Camping trailer: 21 tent/trailer campsites
Picnic tables: At each campsite
Tent camping: 21 tent/trailer campsites
Toilets: Vault accessible toilets
Fee charged for some activities: Overnight fee required
Accessible: 5 campsites and vault toilets
Drinking water: Seasonally available

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4450 feet