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Your national forests and grasslands are 193 million acres of vast, scenic beauty waiting for you to discover. Visitors who choose to recreate on these public lands find more than 150,000 miles of trails, 10,000 developed recreation sites, 57,000 miles of streams, 122 alpine ski areas, 338,000 heritage sites, and specially designated sites that include 9,100 miles of byways, 22 recreation areas, 11 scenic areas, 439 wilderness areas, 122 wild and scenic rivers, nine monuments, and one preserve. And remember, “It’s All Yours.”

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Sugar Creek Campground and Day Use Area

Sugar Creek Campground and Day Use Area are among the most highly developed recreational sites on the Ochoco National Forest.  The campground offers three moderately accessible campsites and all pathways are ADA compliant.  The setting of the facility is a young ponderosa pine forest, straddling a creek with easy access to a paved Forest Service Road. Opportunities for picnicking with a large group exist…

Keeton Trailhead

This trailhead is located just to the east of the old Broadway Lava Flow, and it provides access to the western terminus of Keeton Trail (#815).  Although the two trails in this area (Keeton Trail #815 and…

Wildcat Campground and Day Use Area

This quiet and cool forested campground is one of the more popular fee campgrounds on the Ochoco National Forest because it is relatively close to town, yet provides an escape from the intense desert heat in the summer months.   It is located near Mill Creek Wilderness and gives campers opportunities to see old growth dependent species, such as the pileated woodpecker, and hike the Twin Pillars non-motorized…

Wolf Creek Campground

This campground is located in a shaded ponderosa pine forest adjacent to Wolf Creek.   Wolf Creek Campground and Wolf Industrial Campground are now being operated as just Wolf Creek Campground, and fees apply to all areas.   The campground roads are narrow with tight corners and RV's over 20' are not recommended.   View a…

Skull Hollow Trailhead

This trailhead is located on County Road 5710 just slightly northwest from Skull Hollow Campground.  From this trailhead there is access to the Cole Loop Trail (#854) which…

Wildwood Campground

This small rustic campground is located east of the 2,035-acre Ochoco Divide Research and Natural Area. It is forested with ponderosa pine, western larch, Douglas-fir, and grand fir. It has easy access from Highway 26, and is seldom crowded so it makes for a quiet and peaceful getaway. Firefighters were able to protect this campground from the 2014 Bailey Butte wildfire.

Wolf Creek Industrial Campground

*Now operating under the same fee structure as Wolf Creek Campground as the result of the two facilities becoming administratively combined.   Please see the Wolf Creek Campground webpage for more information about the site.*

Baneberry Trailhead

This trailhead provides access to Baneberry Trail (#812), which is a short interpretive trail with information signs about the mining hisory of Ochoco National Forest. View a map of the Lookout Mountain Trails system.

Ochoco NF-Maury Mountains Area

The Maury Mountains offer solitude and relaxation to those in search of it. There are four campgrounds in the area including one situated on the shore of Antelope Flat Reservoir (a little known fishing hole), and the agate beds near Elkhorn Campground have also been known to attract rock hounds. This beautiful, secluded area is a great place to find your own adventure!

Antelope Flat Reservoir Campground and Day Use

The campground is located just above the day-use area and boat ramp for Antelope Flat Reservoir, and is situated among large ponderosa pines which provide a quiet and scenic setting for forest visitors.  Only a few campsites provide views of the reservoir, but the walk from the campground to the water's…

Ochoco NF-Ochoco West - Prineville Area

The western portion of the Ochoco National Forest offers a great variety of recreational opportunities without being too far removed from the nearest town.  In the winter, there are opportunities for snow play including a Mark's Creek Sled Hill and numerous trails for snowmobiles and cross country skiers.  In the summer there is everything from fishing to backpacking in Mill Creek Wilderness and…

Scales Corral Trailhead

This trailhead is located on Haystack Drive, northeast from Cyrus Horse Camp.  It is an access point for Cole Loop Trail (#854).  The corrals are obvious, however they may…

Double Cabin Campground

Nestled among the big pines near the heart of the Maury Mountains this isolated campground is the perfect get away from busy civilization.  Though there are few recreational activities branching directly from the campground, Double Cabin Pond is just a short walk away, and Antelope Flat Reservoir is just a…

Allen Creek Horse Camp

Located south of Bridge Creek Wilderness, Allen Creek Horse Camp sits among large ponderosa pine trees and along the creek that feeds Allen Creek Reservoir. There are five campsites which are currently maintained and several corrals on site. There are no manure pits at this campground so the Forest Service…

Bingham Springs Campground

This tiny and rustic campground is located adjacent to a meadow and a small pond in the northwestern portion of the Ochoco National Forest.     The campground is also adjacent to the Twin Pillars North Trailhead which provides access into Mill Creek Wilderness.…

Elkhorn Campground

Located on the edge of Forest Service land in the Maury Mountains and nestled under large ponderosa pine trees, this campground is relatively easy to reach yet still has a secluded feel.  It is conveniently located near the

Bandit Springs Sno-Park and Trailhead

Bandit Springs Sno-Park is located off of Highway 26 and provides access to the most diverse network of cross-country ski/ snowshoe trails on the Ochoco National Forest.    The trail ratings range from Easy to Most Difficult and therefore offer great opportunities for visitors of any skill level. This sno-park is ideal for cross-country skiing enthusiasts who prefer easy access, decently maintained roads…

Target Shooting

Shooting sports are a popular activity on public lands around Central Oregon. While target shooting is allowed in many locations on the Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland, the following considerations will make your visit safe and enjoyable. Know the law. According to 36 CFR 261.10 (d), (1) It is prohibited to discharge a firearm within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed…

Wiley Flat Campground

This rustic campground in the Maury Mountains surrounds Wiley Creek, which is a shallow, narrow body of water ending at the small meadow within the perimeter of the camp.  It is not uncommon to see horseback riders stopping for a noon break from a local outfitter guide service.

Barnhouse Campground

This campground is surprisingly quiet and serene as it sits nestled among some large ponderosa pine trees just a few miles from the main highway.  It also hosts the trailhead for Barnhouse Trail (#813) located in the northwest corner of the campground. Coyotes and owls can be heard most summer evenings and…

South Prong Trailhead

This trailhead, which is located just north of Mud Springs Horse Camp, provides access into Black Canyon Wilderness via…

Cyrus Horse Camp

In 1992 this high desert horse camp was constructed with the help of volunteers amidst the remnants of an old homestead and orchard just a short distance from Haystack Reservoir. The facility is available for horse camping, standard camping, and RV camping opportunities.  View a…

Biggs Springs Campground

This tiny campground is a refreshing break from civilization. Located just across the meadow from Lytle Prairie, the campground offers excellent opportunities for photography, wildlife viewing and general relaxation. There is a fresh water spring located at the campground; however, the water is not managed or treated by the Forest Service and therefore should not be used for human consumption in any capacity. A…

Wildcat South Trailhead

This trailhead is located in at the northern edge of White Rock Campground, and provides access to the southeastern portion of Mill Creek Wilderness via…

Millican Valley OHV Area

Access to Millican Valley OHV trails

 

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