Established Camping

Wildcat Campground & Day Use Area

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National Forest

UPDATE August, 2018: The bridge accessing Wildcat Campground and Day Use Area has a 5 ton load limit. This is the only access to this area. This quiet and cool forested campground is one of the more popular fee campgrounds on the Ochoco National Forest because it is relatively close to town, yet provides an escape from the intense desert heat in the summer months. It is located near Mill Creek Wilderness and gives campers opportunities to see old growth dependent species, such as the pileated woodpecker, and hike the Twin Pillars non-motorized trail. Twin Pillars Trailhead is located adjacent to the campground providing access to Mill Creek Wilderness and Twin Pillars Trail (#832). View a map of Wildcat Campground.

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Location

Wildcat Campground & Day Use Area is located in Oregon

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Directions

From Prineville, Oregon: Take Highway 26 east for approximately 7 miles past Ochoco Reservoir. Turn left onto Forest Service Road 33 (Mill Creek Road). Continue for approximately 10 miles to where Forest Service Road 33 makes a sharp left turn. Instead of taking the turn, continue straight and you will drive directly into Wildcat Campground.

Coordinates

44.31207165 N
120.60617418 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Good
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

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3 Reviews

Ann W.
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2024

Peaceful Retreat

Nice small quite campground. Enjoyed the miles of hiking with TH right at the campground. A very friendly deer kept visiting us during our stay. Enjoyed cooling off in the small creek that runs through the edge of campground.

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Month of VisitAugust
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2021

Great spot

Great walk through the ponderosa forest

Month of VisitAugust
Christopher C.
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2019

Wild cat

I love wild cat! It sits right on the edge of the Wildcat wilderness area, a beautiful and rugged piece of nature.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Wildcat Campground & Day Use Area?

Camping at Wildcat Campground & Day Use Area can cost between $7.00 and $15.00 depending on the site.

What is the max vehicle length at Wildcat Campground & Day Use Area?

Wildcat Campground & Day Use Area allows vehicles up to 25 feet.

Are fires allowed at Wildcat Campground & Day Use Area?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Wildcat Campground & Day Use Area, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Wildcat Campground & Day Use Area have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Wildcat Campground & Day Use Area does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Wildcat Campground & Day Use Area?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is good, and T-Mobile is unknown.