Sugar Creek Campground and Day Use Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

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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 in the Day Use Area.  Additionally, a short hike and wildlife viewing along Sugar Creek Trail are available throughout the facility.

Come take a break from civilization and enjoy the fresh pine scented air at Paulina Ranger District's most desirable campground!

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At a Glance

Reservations: This is a First Come, First Served facility
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Per night, per site fee: $8/first vehicle; $3/each additional vehicle.
Open Season: Mid May - October
Restrictions: Due to the presence of bald eagles there may are seasonal closures on land access in this specific area from December 1st through May 1st every year. There is a 14 day stay limit on all National Grassland and US Forest Service land including campgrounds and other developed facilities.
Closest Towns: Paulina, Oregon
Water: Potable Water available from 2 hand pumps.
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Ochoco National Forest
3160 NE Third Street
Prineville, Oregon 97754
(541) 416-6500

General Information


From Prineville, Oregon:

Take Post-Paulina Hwy (State Highway 380) southeast from Prineville for about  55 miles, then turn left onto Izee Hwy east of Paulina (County Road 112). 

Travel on County Road 112 for 3.5 miles to Beaver Creek Road (County Road 113). 

Turn onto the left fork (County Road 113) and go 7.5 miles to Forest Service Road 58.

Follow Forest Service Road 58 for 2.25 miles to Sugar Creek Campground.

Sugar Creek Campground is about 12 miles from the community of Paulina and near Rager Ranger Station, which is no longer operational.


There are 3 partially accessible campsites, and most of the other campsites have some accessible features.

The Sugar Creek Trail is paved and has little change in grade.

The paths to the bathrooms are also flat and have little to no obstacles.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

There are 17 total campsites located at this facility, three of which meet some of the ADA compliance objectives of the Forest Service.  Parking spur lengths vary by site, so since this is a first come, first served facility you should come early to make sure you get a site you can fit into.

No. of Sites 17 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites There are 3 partially accessible sites that include ADA picnic tables, fire rings and a hardened ground surface.  Most of the remaining sites have ADA picnic tables and/or fire rings, but no hardened ground surface.

RV Camping

Many of  the campsites are large enough to accommodate moderately-sized RV's, however there are no hook-ups of any kind at this facility.

No. of Sites 17
Reservation Info Not reservable
Hookup - Water No
Hookup - Sewer No
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No


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Camping trailer Trailer space varies by campsite
Picnic tables Each campsite has one picnic table, and there are several picnic tables at the Day Use site
Tent camping Each campsite has plenty of space for tent camping
Parking Parking is available in campsites and at the Day Use site
Toilets Vault Toilets (2)
Accessible All of the pathways and the Sugar Creek Trail meet ADA grade specifications, most campsites have ADA compliant features
Drinking water There are two hand pumps for drinking water
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