Visit Destinations

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.”

Rec Area Description Status
Little Crane Campground

Small, four site, campground with stream fishing and great solitude. Campground is located of the Forest Service 16 Rd. and is located over 5500'.

The Campground is managed by the Prairie City Ranger District (541.820.3800). Drinking water and accessible features are not available at this campground.

Pine Creek Horse Camp

The Pine Creek Horse Camp has two sites, with picnic tables and fire rings and a vault toilet.  There is a newl built two slot horse corral.  The camp sets near Pine Creek Trailhead #201.  The are was burned over in 2015 during the Canyon Creek Fire.  

Rec area marker Old West Scenic Bikeway

Come explore Oregon's Wild West via bicycle, motor bike, car, truck, horse or foot. This174 mile paved scenic tour takes you through the John Day Valley, John Day Fossil Beds and northern most Malheur National Forest.  The state and county roads which make up the Old West Scenic Bikeway offer travelers a journey through, up and over, the Malheur National Forest and surrounding rural communities. You will find many access points, campgrounds, trailheads and views of the Malheur National Forest along the way.

Most cyclists will find this route challenging with two substantial, extended climbs along route with a total gain of 8,493 feet. Most cyclists will require a minimun of two to three days for travel time. Many federal, state, and local camping opportunities are found along the way. For more information on the Old West Scenic Bikeway visit

Download the route's GPS data here.

Rec area marker Crane Crossing

This is a small rustic camp area near the North Fork Malheur Wild and Scenic River. This site is a great get away for those looking for something quiet and out of the way.  The camping area sets just at the trailhead.  The trail can be taken to the west and go along the Crane Creek trail or north and head up to the North Fork Malheur trailhead. 

Rec area marker Big Creek Campground

Big Creek Campground sits at the edge of beautiful Logan Valley along Big Creek and is a great starting point for multiple recreation opportunities, including mountain biking, hiking, stream fishing, hunting and bird watching and exploring the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. In the spring and early summer the area is exceptional for wildflower viewing.

Rec area marker Billy Fields Forest Camp

Billy Fields Forest Camp is a great starting point for those wanting to hunt, fish, or look for wild horses. For those wishing to hike and explore Fields Peak Trail is within 3 miles of the campground.  This camping area offers a 6 horse tie-stall with manger. Water for horses is available in adjacent Billy Fields Creek. This rustic campground features wooden picnic tables and metal fire rings. 

Rec area marker Buck Spring Campground

This wooded campground is off the beaten path making it a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.  Fishing opportunities are within driving distance at Delintment Lake Campground or Chickahominy Reservoir.  Please pack out what you pack in, no trash service is provided. 

Rec area marker Deerhorn Campground

This small campground offers fishing, exploring, nature watching and hunting opportunities in the Middle Fork John Day River State Scenic Waterway.  The campground is busiest during late summer and hunting season. 

Rec area marker Dixie Campground

This is a great destination for berry picking, it is also a wonderful base camp for anyone wanting to hike, hunt or just explore the Malheur National Forest.  The Sumpter Valley Interpretive Trail, Davis Creek Trail as well as other great recreational activities are just a short drive from the campground.

Rec area marker Elk Creek Campground

Near the North Fork Malheur Wild and Scenic River, the campground provides opportunities for hunting and stream fishing. This small rustic campground is popular durning hunting seasons.  A great area to camp that is easy to reach during the summer months allowing for a great get away for those looking for a more secluded space.