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 BLM , (541) 573-4400 or (541) 416-6700, or the USFS, (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 42' x x x x x x x x (541) 763-4560
Fossil Motel & RV Park 2 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) 763-2010
Shelton Wayside 4 x x x 60' x x x x (541) 763-2010
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
Grant/Morrow OHV Park 10 x x x x 42' x x x x x x x x x x (541) 989-8214
Lone Pine and Big Bend 11 x x x 42' x * x x *No fires June- September
Monument RV Park 12 x x x x 60' x x x x x x x x x (541) 934-2242
Hitching Post RV Park 14 x x x 72' x x x x x x x x x x (208) 360-5197 or (541) 620-0159
Bates State Park 15 x x x 50' x x x x (541) 448-2585
Strawberry 16 x x x 30' x x x x x
Prairie City Depot RV Park 17 x x x 60' x x x x x x x x (541) 820-3605
Magone Lake 18 x x x 32' x x x x
Grant Co. Fairgrounds 19 x x x 72' x x x x x x x x x x (541) 575-1900
Clyde Holliday State Park 20 x x x 72' x x x x x x x * (800) 551-6949 *reservations for teepees only
Billy Field 21 x x 32' x x x x
Fish House Inn and RV Park 22 x x x x 60' x x x x x x x x x x (541) 987-2124
S. Fork RV/Camping Park 23 x x x 60' x x x x x x x x (541) 987-2454
Lands Inn 24 x x x x 32' x x x x x (541) 934-2333
Barnhouse 25 x x 42' x x x
Mitchell City Park 26 x x x 32' x x x x x x (541) 462-3121
Spoke'n Hostel 26 xxx x none x x x x (541) 462-3333
www.spokenhostel.org
Ochoco Divide 27 x x x 50' x x x
Ukiah Stage Stop RV/Motel 28 x x x x 72' x x x x x x x x x (541) 427-3352
Fairview 29 x x 20' x x x x
 

Web information is updated as of May 2020 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: February 21, 2021

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Mailing Address:

32651 Highway 19
Kimberly, OR 97848

Phone:

(541) 987-2333

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