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.
Canyon City Campground
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.