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Best Camping Sites Near Malheur National Forest, OR (97)

    Camper-submitted photo from Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site
    Camper-submitted photo from Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site

    1.

    Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site

    24 Reviews
    68 Photos
    86 Saves
    Mount Vernon, Oregon

    Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site, nestled near Mount Vernon, OR, is a gem along the John Day River. This campground is open from March 1 to November 30 and offers a peaceful retreat with plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable.

    The campground features clean showers and restrooms, which visitors have praised for their upkeep. Each site is equipped with a large picnic table, fire ring, and electric hookups. The sites are level with paved pads, making it easy for both tent and RV campers. Some sites even offer a bit of privacy thanks to the foliage between them. If you're lucky, you might snag one of the coveted riverfront spots.

    One of the highlights here is the nature trail that meanders along the John Day River. It's a short, half-mile walk that's perfect for a leisurely stroll. Just be prepared for the occasional mosquito, especially in the warmer months.

    Pets are welcome, and there's plenty of space for them to roam. The campground is also big rig friendly, so no worries if you're rolling in with a larger setup. For those needing to stay connected, T-mobile reception is available.

    If you're passing through or planning a longer stay, Clyde Holliday offers a convenient and scenic spot to set up camp. Whether you're here for the fishing, kayaking at nearby Magone Lake, or just to enjoy the lush, green surroundings, this campground has got you covered. Just remember, it's first come, first served, so plan accordingly, especially on busy weekends.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $30 - $37 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Union Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Union Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Union Creek Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Union Creek Campground
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    Union Creek Campground

    28 Reviews
    75 Photos
    193 Saves
    Unity, Oregon

    Overview

    One of Eastern Oregon___s largest Forest Service campgrounds, Union Creek Campground is located 18 miles South of Baker City. Sitting along Phillips Reservoir___s North shore, Union Creek Campground boasts many amenities including over 60 tent/trailer sites, some with full hookups. There is access to boating, mountain biking, hiking and more. This campground is part of the Union Creek Recreation Area, which includes a picnic and day-use area. Union Creek Campground is set on three loops with separate walk-in tent camping, and it has four group sites that can accommodate large groups up to 60 people. PLEASE NOTE: This Union Creek Campground is located in northeastern Oregon in the Wallowa Whitman National Forest. This is not the Union Creek Campground located in southwestern Oregon near Medford.

    Recreation

    The campground is near a boat launch and a small, rocky swim beach. Activities include swimming, fishing, boating, and water skiing. Anglers can fish for bass, trout and perch. There's an access point for the Phillips Lake Shoreline Trail, a scenic trail for hiking and mountain biking. This trail can be connected to make a 16 mile loop around the lake.

    Facilities

    The campground is near a boat launch and a small, rocky swim beach. Activities include swimming, fishing, boating, and water skiing. Anglers can fish for bass, trout and perch. There's an access point for the Phillips Lake Shoreline Trail, a scenic trail for hiking and mountain biking. This trail can be connected to make a 16 mile loop around the lake.

    Natural Features

    Phillips Reservoir is a popular destination within the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest because it offers scenic views of the surrounding Elkhorn Mountains. The shoreline is forested with a mix of Ponderosa pine and various firs interspersed with small grasslands. Visitors enjoy several varieties of colorful wildflowers in the spring.

    Nearby Attractions

    The historic gold mining town of Sumpter is about 10 miles away, West of Hwy 7. Visitors can explore the Sumpter Dredge State Heritage Park, browse the holiday weekend flea markets or take a ride on a historic steam locomotive.

    Charges & Cancellations

    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $40 - $44 / night

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    Strawberry Campground

    6 Reviews
    13 Photos
    76 Saves
    Prairie City, Oregon

    Strawberry Campground is located at the edge of the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. Set amongst ponderosa pine in a beautifully wooded area, the campground is an excellent starting point for anyone wanting to hike, hunt, fish or simply relax. Strawberry Basin Trailhead is located at the campground. Strawberry Basin Trail #375 connects to other trails in the wilderness allowing for day hiking or backpacking trips.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Picnic Table
    Camper-submitted photo from Grant County RV Park
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    Grant County RV Park

    5 Reviews
    13 Photos
    14 Saves
    John Day, Oregon
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 / night

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      Wickiup

      2 Reviews
      39 Saves
      Seneca, Oregon

      Wickiup Campground sets off of Forest Road 15 tucked amongst trees, next to Canyon Creek, the perfect place to relax in the shade during the summer months and listen to the creek flow past. This is a beautiful campground that offers opportunities for picnicking and stream fishing. The campground is a good starting point for hiking, viewing wildlife and hunting during the summer and fall months. During the winter the entry to the campground makes a great starting point for snowmobile riders.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access

      $6 - $9 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Fawn Spring Dispersed Camping
      Camper-submitted photo from Fawn Spring Dispersed Camping
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      Camper-submitted photo from Big Creek
      Camper-submitted photo from Big Creek
      Camper-submitted photo from Big Creek
      Camper-submitted photo from Big Creek
      Camper-submitted photo from Big Creek

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      Big Creek

      1 Review
      5 Photos
      7 Saves
      Malheur National Forest, Oregon

      Big Creek Campground sits at the edge of beautiful Logan Valley along Big Creek and is a great starting point for multiple recreation opportunities, including mountain biking, hiking, stream fishing, hunting and bird watching and exploring the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. In the spring and early summer the area is exceptional for wildflower viewing.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • ADA Access
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
      Camper-submitted photo from Starr
      Camper-submitted photo from Starr
      Camper-submitted photo from Starr

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      Starr

      3 Reviews
      3 Photos
      30 Saves
      Seneca, Oregon

      Starr Campground is located just off of US Highway 395 making it very easy to get to. The campground has an upper level that is closer to the highway, yet still set back amongst beautiful pondersa pines. The lower part of the campground is set further back in the pine trees allowing for a more secluded experience. This beautiful campground sets in a prime spot for hunters, hikers and wildlife enthusiats. Within a 7 mile drive of the campground are numerous trailheads leading into the beautiful Strawberry Mountain Wilderness. Just a few more miles down the road is beautiful Logan Valley, this area is amazing during the spring, summer and fall months affording wildflower, wildlife and scenery viewing. Starr Campground is a great base camp spot for those wanting to explore the Murderers Creek area and have the opportunity to see the wildhorses that reside there.

      • Pets
      • Tents
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
      • Picnic Table
      • Toilets
      Camper-submitted photo from Slide Creek Campground

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      Slide Creek Campground

      1 Review
      1 Photo
      3 Saves
      Malheur National Forest, Oregon

      The Slide Horse Camp is a wonderful campground for horse enthusiasts, the campground offers sites with horse stalls and corrals. Just up the road from the campground is the Slide Connector Trail #386, this trail is a great starting point for horse riders heading into the wilderness. The campground sets amongst pondersa pines and is one mile fromStrawberry Campground and the Strawberry Basin Trailhead.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Group
      Camper-submitted photo from Trout Farm
      Camper-submitted photo from Trout Farm
      Camper-submitted photo from Trout Farm
      Camper-submitted photo from Trout Farm

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      Trout Farm

      1 Review
      4 Photos
      16 Saves
      Malheur National Forest, Oregon

      Trout Farm Campground offers opportunities for picnicking, pond/stream fishing, and hunting. This nice little campground is ideal for families, or the fishing enthusiast. This campground offers a nice pond for fishing with an barrier free path along the pond as well as a barrier free pier. Trout Farm Campground also has a newly renovated covered picnick shelter and running water. A great place to visit near the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What camping is available near Malheur National Forest?

    According to TheDyrt.com, Malheur National Forest offers a wide range of camping options, with 97 campgrounds and RV parks near Malheur National Forest and 6 free dispersed camping spots.

    Which is the most popular campground near Malheur National Forest?

    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Malheur National Forest is Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site with a 4.2-star rating from 24 reviews.

    Where can I find free dispersed camping near Malheur National Forest?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there are 6 free dispersed camping spots near Malheur National Forest.

    What parks are near Malheur National Forest?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there are 12 parks near Malheur National Forest that allow camping, notably Central Oregon and Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.