Canyon City Campground

People sit at picnic tables in brush free area in front of a white tent structure

NPS photo/S. Millard

The Canyon City campground provides a nice place to take a break from hiking, with several tables and two warming shelters. The campground is located just half a mile from the historic Canyon City townsite where hikers can see artifacts leftover from the gold rush days including the large metal tram boiler. Learn about historic gold rush Canyon City.


Mile marker: 7.5
Kilometer marker: 12.1
Site elevation: 463 ft

Campsites: 10 ground sites, 1 group ground site

Warming shelter: 1 canvas walled tent, 1 log cabin with wood burning stove

Food storage: bear boxes

Toilet: 2 composting outhouses

Water source: Taiya River located a short distance from the campground, a small stream runs behind the wall tent

Grey water disposal: pack out all food scraps, dispose of grey water into fast moving water to practice Leave No Trace

Notes: The historic Canyon City ruins are just 1/2 mile from the Canyon City campground, and a popular place to visit. Several large gold rush artifacts including a large boiler are easily viewed by visitors. During summer 2016 season, a new loop trail will be installed between the campground and the townsite.

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Last updated: June 23, 2017

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