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.


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: Download the campground map (PDF 5.5 MB). 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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