Located 20 minutes south of Paisley, Oregon, Marster Spring is a rustic and peaceful campground along the banks of the Chewaucan River. The water level stays consistent on this river, providing good habitat for fish.
Anglers can cast their line for catch-and-release bull trout. A creek flows amid sagebrush and through a mixed stand of alder, juniper and ponderosa pines. The Chewaucan Crossing trailhead is just one and a half miles up the road. You can either drive or walk along the river.
Ten widely spaced campsites offer privacy. All sites have picnic tables and fire grates, and there are two vault toilets. A hand pump gives access to fresh, potable water.
There are no garbage receptacles, so remember to “pack it in, pack it out.”
The Marster Spring campground is about 8 miles up a gravel road outside of Paisley, OR. There are a number of dispersed camping sites along that road, some of which have rock fire pits. I camped for a night in a secluded spot right on the Chewaucan river. The campground itself has toilets and fire rings. Quiet and peaceful night listening to the water.