Indian Crossing Campground

Area Status: Closed
Campsite located in large pine trees near a river

Located at the 'end of the road', this small campground allows visitors to explore the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, Eagle Cap Wilderness and the Wild and Scenic Imnaha River from one location. Campsites are near the river with large pine and fir trees overhead. Popular activities include: fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. Located nearby is Indian Crossing Trailhead.

At a Glance

Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets
Fees: The Indian Crossing area has a trailhead and a campground with 2 separate fee sites. The Indian Crossing Trailhead is located on the northside of the Imnaha River and has an overflow site south of the river. The trailhead is a Northwest Forest pass site which requires either an Annual or Day Pass. The passes can be obtained before you visit at these websites and locations. You can also use the self-service fee station which is located at the site for purchasing day passes. The Indian Crossing Campground is located across the bridge south of the Imnaha River. It has a fee of $15.00/night for single family tent or trailer sites for users staying in the designated campsites. Visitors parking at the site in either the campsites or trailhead parking areas and spending extended time in the backcountry will need to have multiple day passes (or an annual pass for trailhead use).
Permit Info: All visitors to the Eagle Cap Wilderness must obtain a Wilderness Visitor Permit before entering the area. Only one permit is required per group and there is no fee for the permits. Registration and Permit boxes are located at each trailhead near the information board. The permits are self-issued.
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
Closest Towns: Enterprise, Oregon (54 miles); Halfway, Oregon (38 miles)
Water: Across river at Indian Crossing Trailhead
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Wallowa Mountains Office

General Information


From Enterprise, Oregon travel south on Oregon State 82 to Joseph for about 6.5 miles; In Joseph turn left on Oregon State 350 for about 8 miles; Turn right on the Wallowa Loop Road (also known as the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway or Wallowa Mountain Loop Road); Travel on this road which eventually becomes Forest Road 39 for 30 miles; Before Imnaha River bridge turn right on Forest Road 3960 and go 9 miles along Imnaha River to the end of the road to the campground; Campground entrance is across the Imnaha River bridge.

From Halfway, Oregon head east out of town on Record Road to Highway 86 for 1 mile; Travel east on Highway 86 for 9 miles to Wallowa Loop Road (also known as Forest Road 39 and Hells Canyon Scenic Byway) towards Enterprise and Joseph; Travel about 23 miles on Forest Road 39 to Forest Road 3960; . Turn left off Forest Road 39 to Forest Road 3960 and go 9 miles to the end  of the road to the campground; Campground entrance is across the Imnaha River bridge.

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 10 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 3 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

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking

Horse Riding



Camping trailer: 10 tent/trailer sites
Picnic tables: At each campsite
Tent camping: 10 tent/trailer sites
Toilets: Accessible vault toilet
Fee charged for some activities: Overnight fee required

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