Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About North Fork John Day

This campground sits along the Wild and Scenic North Fork John Day River at the junction of the Blue Mountain and Elkhorn Scenic Byways.  It features 20 campsites, 3 accessible toilet facilities, and stock handling facilities. There is no potable water or garbage service, so please pack your garbage home.  This campground serves as the eastern access point to North Fork John Day Wilderness via North Fork John Day River Trail #3022. The area offers hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, sight-seeing, and photography opportunities. In spring and fall you can see the salmon spawning.  Special state fishing regulations apply. If you like to drive, you can pick up the Ukiah-Granite Roadside Geology tour brochure from the camp hosts or the Ranger District.  

National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
North Fork John Day is located in Oregon
44.914 N
-118.401 W
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Horse Corrals at North Fork John Day Campground and TrailheadFrom Ukiah, OR head southeast on Forest Service Road 52 approximately 40 miles to the North Fork John Day Campground andtrailhead. Parking for the trailhead is in the north end of the campground.  Besides the 20-site campground, there is a large trailhead parking area, toilet, unloading ramp, and facilities for stock animals (corrals, mangers, hitching posts).  This site is directly adjacent to the Wild & Scenic North Fork John Day River and the Blue Mountain National Scenic Byway. Horse Mangers at North Fork John Day Campground and Trailhead
2 Reviews of North Fork John Day
Secluded and peaceful

This is a FCFS, primitive campground with nice spacious sites and some with river views. There are 4 equestrian sites.  There was a camp host during our stay but he was only there one of the 3 nights we stayed.  The North Fork John Day trail departs from the campground and it is possible to make a loop using the Crane Creek trail if the river crossing is possible.

First to Review
Camping roadtrip

Located where desert meets the forest. This lovely area provides thrills for all. Bring your ATV'S, hiking boots, and fishing polls because this area has it all!