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Established Camping

South Steens Campground


Bureau of Land Management

Steens Mountain Wilderness

Overview: South Steens Campground is located in the heart of Steens Mountain. Visitors will find picnic tables and grills at 36 family campsites amid juniper and sage. The equestrian site, designed specifically for horse users, is directly adjacent to the family campground. Recreational stock (horses, mules, llamas, goats, etc.) are not allowed in the family portion of South Steens Campground, but are welcome and comfortable at 15 equestrian sites complete with tie posts and small corrals. Know Before You Go: The typical season of use at South Steens Campground is mid-May through mid-November. Vault restrooms and drinking water are available. The use of pelletized or certified weed-free hay is required on all BLM public lands in Oregon and Washington. Point of Interest: South Steens Family and Equestrian Campgrounds are close to the Historic Riddle Brothers Ranch, several hiking trails, and the Little Blitzen and Big Indian gorges. South Steens Campground Brochure

Fee Info

Camping fees are $6 per vehicle, per night. Campsites are available on a first come, first serve basis.

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South Steens Campground is located in Oregon

Detail location of campground


From Burns, take State Highway 78 southeast for approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto State Highway 205 and travel south for 60 miles to Frenchglen, Oregon. Continue on State Highway 205 through the town of Frenchglen, and up 'P' Hill. Travel approximately 9 miles, then turn left on the Steens Mountain Loop Road south entrance. The turnoff to South Steens Campground is just over 18 miles from State Highway 205.


42.65673805 N
118.72846855 W

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