Hwy. 26 open between Prineville and Mitchell, OR - Updated Wednesday, July 23, 2014
US26 mile posts 34.8 To 53 is now open to two way traffic with a 35 MPH speed limit. Motorists are required to use headlights in the affected area. Air quality in the area is poor. Follow link for more detailed information. More »
While camping is not allowed in any of the units of the monument, there are many nearby campgrounds. Some have full service amenities, some are quiet and remote, some are in the forest, and some are right on the John Day river.
Dispersed camping is allowed on Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service lands without a permit, but it is recommended that campers obtain a map that shows current property boundaries.
Did You Know?
Some of the earliest rhino fossils in the world were found in the John Day beds. We call these the "running rhinos".