USDA Forest Service
Malheur National Forest
Near the North Fork Malheur Wild and Scenic River, the campground provides opportunities for hunting and stream fishing. This small rustic campground is popular durning hunting seasons. A great area to camp that is easy to reach during the summer months allowing for a great get away for those…
All campgrounds on the Malheur National Forest are first come first serve.
- Walk-InPark in a lot, walk to your site.
- Hike-InBackcountry sites.
- Tent Sites
- Standard (Tent/RV)
- Picnic Table
- Drinking Water
Spent an hour driving to this spot, the pin took us through private properties and even after trekking through some rough roads it stopped us at a closed road. Don’t be like us! Don’t do it!
The only site that was available when we went was #14. It was a long way from our vehicle lugging our gear to the campsite. On the plus side, our site was adjoining Elk Creek. On the con side there wasn’t much privacy from other campers, and we heard a lot of traffic noise from the highway nearby.
My friend and I snagged a beautiful FCFS site here on out way out towards Tillamook and a coastal hike. We were quite please with the scenery. All sites were pack in, but we had backpacking gear so it worked out. Pit toilets and the ranger comes by daily.
Elk Creek Campground is located in Oregon
From the town of Prairie City, OR., turn onto South Main Street to the junction with Bridge Street, turn left onto Bridge Street. Follow Bridge Street past the cemetary, the road becomes County Road 62, continue on County Road 62 for approximately 8 miles to the junction with Forest Road 13 the turn will be on the left. Follow Forest Road 13 for approximately 22 miles the campground will be on the right.