Blackhorse Campground

Area Status: Closed
Accessibkle campsites at Blackhorse Campground

Situated along the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway and Wild and Scenic Imnaha River, Blackhorse Campground offers campsites for both tents and trailers/RVs. Popular activities include; fishing in the river, picnicking, exploring along the byway, visiting interpretive and historic sites in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, and hunting during the fall big game seasons.

At a Glance

Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Area Amenities: Accessible, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets
Fees: Single unit campsites = $10.00/night. A self-service fee station is available at the campground.
Open Season: June - September
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. Wilderness Regulations apply within Hells Canyon Wildernes.
  • Motorized vehicles, bicycles, carts, hang glider and other mechanical equipment is prohibited in the Wilderness area.
Closest Towns: Joseph, Oregon (38 miles) ; Halfway, Oregon (34 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Wallowa Mountains Office

General Information


From Enterprise, Oregon travel south on Oregon State 82 towards Joseph for about 6.5 miles; In Joseph turn left on Oregon State 350 and go about 8 miles to the Wallowa Loop Road; Turn right on the Wallowa Loop Road (also known as the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway) and travel on this road which eventually becomes Forest Road 39 for 30 miles; The campground is on the left near the Imnaha River.

From Halfway, Oregon head east out of town for 1 mile on Record Road to Highway 86; Once on Highway 86 go 9 miles to Wallowa Loop Road (also known as Forest Road 39 and Hells Canyon Scenic Byway) towards Enterprise and Joseph; Turn left on the Wallowa Loop Road/Forest Road 39 and travel about 23.5 miles to campground; Campground entrance is signed on right near the Imnaha River.

Advisory: The Hells Canyon Scenic Byway is usually closed by snow from late October through late May or early June and is not passable with motor vehicles.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

General Info:

No. of Sites 16 total campsites: 15 single site(s), 1 double site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 3 of the 16 sites are accessible

RV Camping

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

River and Stream Fishing

Adjacent Imnaha Wild and Scenic River



Camping trailer: Available at some campsites
Picnic tables: At each campsite
Tent camping: 16 sites
Toilets: 2 accessible vault toilets
Fee charged for some activities: Camp fee
Accessible: Vault toilets, 3 campsites

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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