Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Unknown
Water Unknown
About Gold Dredge

This is a peaceful campground set in an open Ponderosa pine stand along the Wild and Scenic North Fork John Day River.  Gold Dredge features 7 campsties and 1 accessible vault toilet.  There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack your garbage home.  Attractions in this area include photography, swimming, non-motorized boating, and fishing.  Water levels are low in mid to late summer, which can impede use of boats.  The campground provides good access for big game hunting. In addition, the Oriental Trailhead is about 6 miles west, providing access to both OHV and wilderness trails. 

National Forest
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
No Market
Gold Dredge is located in Oregon
45.002 N
-118.816 W
Get Directions
From Ukiah, Oregon travel west 1 mile to the Hwy 395 junction.  Turn left (south) on Hwy 395 and go about 15 miles, and then turn left (east) onto Forest Road 55.  Drive 7.7 miles east along the N. Fork John Day River to Gold Dredge Campground.
2 Reviews of Gold Dredge
Tons of shade

Drove through on a "scouting" mission. There is not enough sun spots for me. When I camp I prefer a just about even mix of sun and shade. This is a good spot for people with OHV's since its close to the trails and then some. Thinking of maybe doing a day trip just to go fishing :)

First to Review

Stayed 4 nights & had a great time. Tge staff was very helpful in helping us find our site & point us in the right directions for things to do in the area. Will be back again but for more than 4 nights next time.