John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Campgrounds

Campgrounds

Camping is not allowed in any of the units of the park, and there are no facilities in the park which provide lodging or food. The following is a list of nearby campgrounds.

The numbers listing the public campgrounds, and the letters listing the private campgrounds, refer to a schematic road map (see below) showing the location of the above sites.

NEARBY PUBLIC CAMPGROUNDS

1. Ochoco Divide (Hwy. 26, 15 miles west of Mitchell, OR, 4,500' elevation, wooded) - USFS, [28 sites], Fee, SNL, W, T, FG, PT, TC, TS, P

2. Bear Hollow (Hwy. 19, 5 miles south of Fossil, OR; wooded) - CP, [13 sites], NW, T, FG,PT, TC, TS, P

3. Shelton Wayside (Hwy.19, 9 miles south of Fossil, OR; wooded) - OSP, [26 sites], SNL, Fee, W, T, FG, PT, TC, TS, P

4. Service Creek (Rt. 207, at Service Creek, OR; along John DayRiver) - BLM, [6 sites], Fee, T, FG, TC, RA, P, Fish

5. Muleshoe (Hwy.19, 3 miles south of Service Creek, OR; along John DayRiver) - BLM, [10 sites], Fee, NW, T, FG, PT, TC, TS, RA, P, Fish

6. Barnhouse Springs (13 miles east of Mitchell, OR, on Hwy.26, then right onto USFS Road 12, 5 miles off Hwy 26, just into Ochoco Nat. Forest; +4,000' elevation and wooded) - USFS, [5 sites], NW, T, FG, PT, TC, P

7. Lone Pine (Hwy.402, 2 miles east of Kimberly, OR; along north fork of John DayRiver) - BLM, [8 sites], Fee, NW, T, PT, TC, RA, P, Fish

8. Big Bend (Hwy.402, 3 miles east of Kimberly, OR; along north fork of John DayRiver) - BLM, [4 sites], Fee, NW, T, PT, TC, RA, P, Fish

9. Bull Prairie Lake (10 miles north of Spray, OR, along Hwy. 207, then right onto USFS Rd.2039, in the UmatillaNat.Forest; wooded with very small lake) - USFS, [26 sites], SNL, Fee, W, T, FG, PT, TC, TS, DS, P, Fish

10. Fields Creek (10 miles west of Mt. Vernon, OR, along Hwy. 26, then left onto Fields Creek Road, for 5 miles, into MalheurNat.Forest; wooded with creek) - USFS, [4 sites], SNL, TC, NW, FG, P

11. Clyde Holliday (Hwy.26, two miles east of Mt. Vernon, OR; along John DayRiver) - OSP, [30 sites], SNL, Fee, W, R, S, FG, PT, TC, TS, E, DS, RA, P, Fish

KEY:

Fee = fee area
SNL = open seasonally, generally Apr.-Oct.
W = drinking water
NW = NO water
T = toilets (pit)
R = restrooms
S = showers
FG = fire grates
PT = picnic tables TC = tent camping
TS = trailer sites
E = electricity
DS = dump station
LC = lodge/cabins
RA = river access
P = pets OK (on leash)
Fish = fishing possible
[x] = number of camp & RV sites (not all are listed) USFS = U.S. Forest Service
BLM = Bureau of Land Management
OSP = Oregon State Parks
CP = County Park

Directions

The Visitor Center at the Sheep Rock Unit is located on Highway 19 between the towns of Dayville and Kimberly, 2 miles from the junction of Highway 26 and Highway 19.

The Painted Hills Unit is located 9 miles northwest of of the town of Mitchell, just off Highway 26. There is no visitor center at this unit.

The Clarno Unit is located 20 miles west of the town of Fossil. along Highway 218. There is no visitor center at this unit.