Campgrounds

Can I camp in 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

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.

The Malheur National Forest offers a camping map. Look for the highlight section and click on 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. 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. See a larger image of the regional camping map.
Name of Campground 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
1 Wheeler Co. Fairgrounds x x 42' x x x x x x x x (541) 763-4560
2 Fossil Motel & RV Park x x x 35' x x x x x x x x (541) 763-4075
3 Bear Hollow x x x 60' x x x x x (541) 763-2010 or (541) 384-5582
4 Shelton Wayside x x x 60' x x x x (541) 763-2010 or (541) 384-5582
5 Big Sarvice Corral x x x x 40' x x x x x x (541) 468-2121
6 Donnelly's Service Creek x x x 60' x * x x *No fires June-September
7 Muleshoe x x x 50' x * x x *No fires June-September
8 Spray Riverfront Park x x x 60' x x x x x Turn south on Main St., in Spray, left before the bridge
9 Bull Prairie Lake x x x 50' x x x x x
10 Grant/Morrow OHV Park x x x x 42' x x x x x x x x x x (541) 989-8214
11 Lone Pine and Big Bend x x x 42' x * x x *No fires June- September
12 Monument RV Park x x x x 60' x x x x x x x x x (541) 934-2242
13 Meadowbrook RV Park x x x x 60' x x x x x x x x x x (541) 421-3104 open 7 days/wk in summer
14 Hitching Post RV Park x x x 72' x x x x x x x x x x (208) 360-5197 or (541) 620-0159
15 Bates State Park x x x 50' x x x x (541) 448-2585
16 Strawberry x x x 30' x x x x x
17 Prairie City Depot RV Park x x x 60' x x x x x x x x (541) 820-3605
18 Magone Lake x x x 32' x x x x
19 Grant Co. Fairgrounds x x x 72' x x x x x x x x x x (541) 575-1900
20 Clyde Holliday State Park x x x 72' x x x x x x x * (800) 551-6949 *reservations for teepees only
21 Billy Field x x 32' x x x x
22 Fish House Inn and RV Park x x x x 60' x x x x x x x x x x (541) 987-2124
23 S. Fork RV/Camping Park x x x 60' x x x x x x x x (541) 987-2454
24 Lands Inn x x x x 32' x x x x x (541) 934-2333
25 Barnhouse x x 42' x x x
26 Mitchell City Park x x x 32' x x x x x x (541) 462-3121
26 Spoke'n Hostel xxx x none x x x x (541) 462-3333
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27 Ochoco Divide x x x 50' x x x x
28 Ukiah Stage Stop RV/Motel x x x x 72' x x x x x x x x x (541) 427-3352
29 Fairview x x 20' x x x x
 
Web information updated Dec 2018 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 contact us.

Last updated: December 1, 2018

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32651 Highway 19
Kimberly, OR 97848

Phone:

(541) 987-2333

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