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.
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Last updated: July 26, 2023