South Fork Campground


Camping site with table and firering in a pine forest

Located along the South Fork of the Burnt River, the South Fork Campground offers 12 tent/trailer sites and 2 tent-only sites. Reconstructed in 2008, it now includes pull-through trailer parking areas under the cool pine and fir trees. The campground is popular in the late spring through fall for fishing, hiking, hunting and OHV riding on the nearby Blue Mountain OHV Trails.

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations are needed at this site.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees Single unit campsites = $5.00/night; A self-service 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 (7 miles)
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Unity, Oregon travel west in town on Highway 26 to South Fork Burnt River Road (County Road 600); Turn left on the South Fork Burnt River Road an go about 7 miles to the Forest Boundary; The road becomes Forest Road 6005 at the Forest Boundary; Continue on Forest Road 6005 for about 0.5 miles to campground; Entrance is on left side of the road.

General Notes:

The Whitman Ranger District has completed Hazard Tree evaluations for the Southfork, Stevens Creek, and Elk Creek Campgrounds. Defects were documented and recorded  for trees according to Regional Guidelines for Developed Recreation Sites in Oregon and have been targeted for removal through a small timber sale after rifle deer hunting general season in the fall of 2016.  This activity will not affect the 2017 season or the overall recreation experience at this popular camping destination. As part of Wallowa-Whitman Nation Forest long term planning for vegetative management and visitor safety, this process identifies and mitigates hazards and reduces them to an acceptable level.

Recreation Map

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OHV Riding & Camping

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OHV Trail Riding

The campground is near the southern end of the Blue Mountain OHV Trail. Access to the OHV trail is off Forest Road 6005 across from the campground.

An Oregon State OHV permit is required to ride or operate an Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest lands in Oregon.

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Picnic tables At each campsite
Toilets Vault toilet
Fee charged for some activities Overnight fee required
Tent camping 12 tent/trailer sites and 2 tent-only sites
Accessible Vault toilet
Camping trailer 12 tent/trailer sites
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