Deerhorn Forest Camp

Malheur National Forest

1 Review
Up Middle Fork Road Prairie City, OR 97869 541-575-3000

GPS: 44.622, -118.58

  • Overview
  • Q&A
  • Reviews
  • Amenities

Overview of Deerhorn Forest Camp

Number of Sites 5

Elevation 3950 ft

Q&A - Ask the Community about Deerhorn Forest Camp

Campendium users haven't asked any questions about Deerhorn Forest Camp

Reviews of Deerhorn Forest Camp 1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
Thumb chris david
Chris&David
Redmond, OR 23' Oliver Oliver Legacy Elite II Ford F150
109 reviews
“Enjoy the Ponderosa forest along the Middle Fork of the John Day River.”

Reviewed 6/11/2016

Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 1
Overall Rating

Don't be deterred by the term "Forest Camp" when it comes to selecting a campground destination in Oregon. Forest Camp appears to be a term used by the BLM or National Forest Service to describe a rustic natural setting in the forest. I used to think it meant that it was reserved or dedicated for the use of National or State forest employees or work camps.

This is a gorgeous little campground is nestled beneath a healthy stand of tall Ponderosa pines right alongside the Middle Fork of the John Day River. Each site is private and generously spaced. Grasses have been allowed to grow tall between sites and on the banks of the river, so you'll need to walk through it if you want to access the water. Picnic tables and fire rings are provided to each site and a well-maintained and stocked vault toilet sits closest to site #1. One site is a pull-through, and but is large enough for big/long vehicles.

You'll hear a few trucks go on Hwy 20 by in the morning, but they'll be sparse. There's no cell phone service in this part of Oregon.

Cows range openly out here (don't drink the river water!) Five minutes after leaving early the next morning, we encountered 200 head of cattle moving down Highway 20, tended by a single walking cowboy with a stick and his hard-working border collie. It's so cool to experience authentic western life!

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Chris&David would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

Be the first to add a note for Deerhorn Forest Camp!

Add a note!

Be the first to add a video for Deerhorn Forest Camp!

Add Video!

Thumb chris david
Chris&David
Redmond, OR 23' Oliver Oliver Legacy Elite II Ford F150
109 reviews
Hells Canyon and the Wallowas - Beyond

Journal After taking a horse-packing trip through eastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains in late July of 2007, I knew we’d return someday and try to cover the same territory on foot. So that’s w...

Contact us to update this listing.

Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Artboard Created with Sketch.

Nearby

Middle fork
Middle Fork
National Forest
Prairie City, OR
Bates state park
Bates State Park
State Park
Bates, OR
Dixie Campground
National Forest
Prairie City, OR
Head O Boulder Forest Camp
National Forest
Grant, OR
Olive lake campground
Olive Lake Campground
National Forest
Grant, OR
Lower Camp Creek Forest Camp
National Forest
Grant, OR
Oregon
National Forest
Unity, OR
Back to Top