Campgrounds

Is Camping Allowed within John Day Fossil Beds National Monument?

No. While camping is not allowed within the three 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 Information

Dispersed camping is allowed on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service (USFS) lands without a permit, but it is recommended that campers obtain a map that shows current property boundaries. Please contact the Bureau of Land Management, (541) 573-4400 or (541) 416-6700, or the US Forest Service, (541) 575-3000 or (541) 416-6500, for more information.

On their webiste, the Malheur National Forest offers a camping map. Search for the highlight section and select Camping Map.

 
John Day regional campground map showing Campgrounds and Service map shows a map of the known campgrounds near the three units of the monument as well as services available in towns. No camping is permitted in the three units of the monument.
The map shows the known campgrounds near the three units of the monument as well as services available in towns.
 

Camping and RV parks near John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

The table shows detailed campground information, and other services, as well as contact information. View a larger image of the regional camping map. Note that some businesses shown may not be open seven days per week or have limited hours or operating seasons. Contact the individual campground for the most current information.
Name of Campground

Number on Map
BLM USFS County/City Oregon State Park Privately Owned Fee Tent Camping Lodge/Cabins Max RV Length Sewer Hookups Electric Water Restrooms Vault Toilets Shower Dump Station Fire Grate Picnic Table Laundry Reservations Open All Year Contact Information
Wheeler Co. Fairgrounds 1 x x x 42' x x x x x x x x (541) 763-4560
Fossil Motel & RV Park 2 x x x x 35' x x x x x x x x (541) 763-4075
Bear Hollow 3 x x x 60' x x x x x (541) 763-2374 or (541) 763-3460
Shelton Wayside 4 x x x 60' x x x x (541) 763-2010 or (541) 763-3460
Big Sarvice Corral 5 x x x x 40' x x x x x x (541) 468-2121
Donnelly's Service Creek 6 x x x 60' x * x x *No fires June-September
Muleshoe 7 x x x 50' x * x x *No fires June-September
Spray Riverfront Park 8 x x x 60' x x x x x Turn south on Main St., in Spray, left before the bridge
Bull Prairie Lake 9 x x x 50' x x x x x x
Grant/Morrow OHV Park 10 x x x x 42' x x x x x x x x x x (541) 989-8214
Fairview 11 x x 20' x x x x
Lone Pine and Big Bend 12 x x x 42' x * x x *No fires June- September
Monument RV Park 13 x x x x 60' x x x x x x x x x (541) 233-5352
Ukiah Stage Stop RV/Motel 14 x x x x 72' x x x x x x x x x (541) 427-3352
Hitching Post RV Park 15 x x x 72' x x x x x x x x x x (208) 360-5197 or (541) 620-0159
Bates State Park 16 x x x 50' x x x x (541) 448-2585
Strawberry 17 x x x 30' x x x x x
Prairie City Depot RV Park 18 x x x 60' x x x x x x x x (541) 820-3605
Magone Lake 19 x x x 32' x x x x
Grant Co. Fairgrounds 20 x x x 72' x x x x x x x x x x (541) 575-1900
Clyde Holliday State Park 21 x x x 72' x x x x x x x * (541) 932-4453
(800) 551-6949 *reservations for teepees only
Billy Fields 22 x x 32' x x x x
Fish House Inn and RV Park 23 x x x x 60' x x x x x x x x x x (541) 987-2124
S. Fork RV/Camping Park 24 x x x 60' x x x x x x x x (541) 987-2454
Barnhouse 26 x x 25' x x x
Mitchell City Park 27 x x x 32' x x x x x x (541) 462-3121
Spoke'n Hostel 28 xxx x x x none x x x (541) 932-3333
www.spokenhostel.org
Ochoco Divide 29 x x x 50' x x x
 

Web information is updated as of July 2022 based on information provided by businesses to the National Park Service. Information subject to change at any time. Contact the park with suggestions or for updates. If you would like a camping and services map mailed to you, please e-mail us.

Currently, we do not offer a digital copy of the map.

Last updated: November 27, 2022

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