Camping near Burns

This is the PNW like you've never seen it—vast deserts, remote mountains, and rugged ranch land.

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97% (177 reviews)

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6 top campgrounds near Burns

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Tom B.’s Land

3 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Hines, OR
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The Narrows

16 sites · Lodging, Tents20 acres · Princeton, OR
Located 26 miles south of Burns on Highway 205, The Narrows RV Park is the perfect base camp for your exploration of Harney County and Southeast Oregon. The Narrows is just steps away from Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, and provides easy access to other high desert attractions such as the Steens Mountain Recreation Area, The Alvord Desert, The Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge and The Diamond Loop. Our quality amenities go a long way towards making guests feel comfortable, like they’ve found a home-away-from-home. Here are some of our amenities that we offer year-round:Five complete bathrooms with showersSite patios, fire pits and BBQ standsGasoline, diesel & propaneLaundryCable TVOn-Site Convenience StoreHandicapped-accessible facilities30- and 50-amp electricityFree Wi-Fi connectionsRV dump
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Epic Stargazing @ Malheur Basecamp

3 sites · Lodging5 acres · Drewsey, OR
STARGAZING + AMAZING VIEWS: Our place sits on five acres overlooking the middle fork of the Malheur River, surrounded by cattle ranches. Our nearest neighbor is about 2 miles away, we're remote, but accessible... if you don't mind a couple of miles of gravel road. We're in a dark spot, perfect for laying out in the lounge chairs and admiring the Milky Way in an indescribable setting. At night, the only lights visible truly are the moon and stars. Bring your telescope if you've got one! COOKING + DINING: Prepare your meals in our simple, yet functional outdoor kitchen. There's camp stove, picnic table, wash station, and firepit*. The water spigot is located at the north end of the cabin porch. This is a shared area, but we rarely have both accommodations booked at the same time. We've recently decided to make our DELUXE CAMP KITCHEN complimentary**! You won't have to worry about bringing cookware, dishes, cutlery, knives, cutting boards, a can opener, a bottle opener, basic seasonings, or dish washing necessities! **We just ask that you let us know when a seasoning or condiment is running low and that you please wash and return everything to its original spot to avoid an additional cleaning fee of $35. *Please don't use the firepit if a burn ban is in effect. SHOWERING + WHATNOT: Enjoy a luxurious shower in our outdoor shower house, complete with skylight and on-demand hot water. Towels are provided. The building also contains a fabulous composting loo. On the rare occasion that we also have guests staying in the other site, we'll try to coordinate so that you don't disturb each other. We'll communicate with both parties and try to come to a shower schedule that works for everyone. PETS: We welcome your furbabies! Please be advised that there is an additional fee per pet, payable as a Hipcamp "extra" or in good ol' American greenbacks. Please pick up after your pets and try to keep them in your area. We ask that you do not allow your pets on the furniture -- if we find that they've been allowed on the bed, we will require you to pay for the replacement of the bedding at a cost of $300. We have two dogs, an exuberant 150 pound Newfoundland named Hagrid, a little ankle-biting mutt named Hugo, multiple free roaming cats, and three semi-feral children who may be outside. If you are bringing your pet(s), please contact us prior to arrival. HORSES: We have two pastures available if you'd like to bring a trusty steed, or several, on your trip! They're both about two acres (barbed wire fenced) and are right below the main house/cabin. We also have parking for your horse trailer, just let us know ahead of time so that we can have the gates set and the troughs filled! SUSTAINABILITY: We're kinda into crunchy stuff like solar power, composting, sustainability, salvage/upcycling/recycling, and supporting local farmers - artisans - businesses. You'll find that many of the little touches on our replace reflect those values. CHARITY IRONWORKS: If you see or hear Tom puttering around out in the blacksmith shop, you’re welcome to go over and visit. If you need gifts for the folks back home or souvenirs from your epic trip, we also have a selection of our blacksmithing and other unique wares available -- just ask us and we’d be happy to show you our stock. We also offer our 3 Hour Blacksmithing Basics Workshop with Tom. Age 12+ - payable as a Hipcamp "extra" or in cash money. *SUMMER/FALL: PLEASE CONTACT US ABOUT THE WORKSHOP PRIOR TO BOOKING - Tom is a wildland firefighter and his availability will be dependent on fire activity.* OTHER THINGS TO NOTE... There IS cell phone reception here - Verizon works best and there's usually 2-3 bars of LTE. We're in the Pacific Time Zone... But while you're here your phone will probably ping off of a tower located in the Mountain Time Zone, so if you're not sure what time it is, just ask! We have lots of complimentary maps and brochures available to help you explore the local sights and cuisine. We're always happy to give recommendations to our favorite haunts. Did we mention that we're remote? And that the nearest grocery store is at least an hour away? STOCK UP: Either in Vale if you're coming from the east, Burns if you're coming from the west, or John Day if you're coming from the north. We're about 15 minutes from the Malheur National Forest, 30 minutes from Beulah Reservoir, and an hour and a half from Steens Mountain. BE COOL: Please don't allow your pets on the beds or furniture. Please don't smoke in the cabin, bus, OR in the shower house. Please don’t take the bedding or pillows out of the bus or cabin. Please don’t cook in the bus or cabin. Please wash and return the deluxe camp kitchen pieces to their designated spot. Please don’t put anything in the loo except TP, sawdust, and your business. We only mention it because, well, we’ve had people do a few sketchy things in the past. We’re sure you’re super cool and would never do anything like that, but we kinda gotta say it anyway. We don't want to have to give you a poor review and/or charge you extra cleaning and damage fees, and we're sure that'd be a bummer for you, too. **SHOWER AVAILABILITY DEPENDENT ON WEATHER.**
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Snow Mountain Lodge

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents648 acres · Seneca, OR
Snow Mountain is near Snow Mountain lookout on the Malheur National forest in southern grant county, oregon. The cabin sits along side of Flat Creek, slopes are mild for hiking, over 50 acres of aspen are located on the property. It is adjacent to Malhuer national forest Old growth ponderosa pine and aspens. Plenty of miles of NF roads for exploring the Emigrant Ranger district of Malhuier NF. There is now running water in the cabin, a hot shower and a flushing toilet. There are 6 beds in the open loft. Could sleep up to 15 if extras bring their own bedding and pads. Plenty of area for RV parking and tent camping. May have cattle in the 650 acre ranch, check with owners.
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The Broken Spur Acres

1 site · RV3 acres · Hines, OR
Learn more about this land:Located just on the edge of town, with just a few acres of land you will find it easily accessible to all the adventure Harney County has to offer. A flat level parking space for your vehicle in a quiet neighborhood. Cattle in the pasture, hogs in the pen and lambs all reside on the property. Along with several very friendly dogs that love families and kids alike! A short walk to the Hines City Park and less than a mile from grocery stores. Just a couple of hours from the Steens Mountains with lots of adventurous hiking and wilderness. A 30 minute drive to the Crystal Crane Hot Springs for a soak in its healing waters. Electrical hook up available. Water is accessible but not located at the site. No stairs or steps leave it handicap accessible for those who need extra space to get around or even take a stroll into town. Kid friendly dogs allowed for an additional fee.
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Turn out

1 site · RV, Tent500 acres · Burns, OR
Learn more about this land:High desert. Sage brush. Rabbits sage rats scorpions. No snakes deer antelope and cattle. This field is 100 acres to roam. Only 6 miles to crystal crane hot springs. Hiking, star gazing. Helping out with ranch chores if interested
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Overview

Set in the remote high desert, Burns is a world away from Oregon’s lush coast. Here, you can camp on rugged ranch land or sleep high on Steens Mountain. A short drive away, lose yourself in the Malheur National Forest and the wild Alvord Desert. Sleep in the middle of these natural wonders at the many Burns RV parks and tent camping spots. East of Burns, camp on the water at Lake Owyhee State Park feature. Known for its paddleboarding and kayaking, the park also offers hiking, boating, and fishing. You won’t find full hookups here, but many sites have electricity, water, and picnic tables. There’s also a dump station and a camp store that sells firewood and ice. Hikers and mountain bikers shouldn’t miss the tent and RV camping at Idlewild Campground. Explore the Devine Summit Trail, or try Nordic skiing in the winter. If you’re bringing horses, you’ll love the corrals and posts at Joaquin Miller Campground. Nearby, horse trails wind through the ponderosa forest. South of town, check out the four BLM campgrounds at Steens Mountain. Hike to stunning fall colors in Little Blitzen Gorge, or ride horses into the Big Indian Gorge canyons. In the Donner und Blitzen River, you can fish for redband trout. As you plan, keep in mind that most campsites near Burns are remote; many do not have cell service. Be sure to pack plenty of supplies, and check the location of nearby gas stations. In the winter, a 4WD vehicle and high-quality gear can keep you warm during skiing and hunting trips.

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