With a supremely welcoming name, Skull Hollow Campground is ready to host you and your hollow skull for all kinds of outdoor shenanigans. Views of Gray Butte beg you to hit the trails while the surrounding scenery reminds you that Oregon is more than just Douglas Firs. Horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, hunting, and Haystack Reservoir are all nearby. 28 campsites and two outhouses are there for the takin’, but everything else you’ll have to take with you and take home when you leave. Check seasonal closures here.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
28 sites
Up to guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Snow sports


Natural features you'll find at Skull Hollow Campground.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Elle
Elle H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 10th, 2017

Situated 8 miles from Smith Rock State park the semi-primitive campground has 28 sites equipped with a picnic table and fire ring. There is no running water and only 2 vaulted outhouses. This campground has little to no view of anything and is almost full on the weekends in the summer when the bivy at Smith Rock is at full capacity. Don't make the same mistake we did by showing up late and disperse camping right outside the campground. There is a closure order in place making disperse camping in the area illegal. You'll wake up at 4 in the morning to a very angry camp host and a field full of cows. Cute cows nonetheless.

Hipcamper Anna
Anna V.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 12th, 2015

Skull Hollow is a good basecamp for Smith Rock climbers and other adventurers. The sites are quite large, especially towards the end of the loop. Expect a terrain of juniper and sagebrush, a firepit, picnic table and great star gazing! There is no running water so be sure to pack in your own.

Hipcamper Fresh Off
Fresh Off T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 7th, 2015

Smith Rock State Park doesn't allow car/van/RV camping, but Skull Hollow does and it's only 15 min from the park.

Hipcamper Elle H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 26th, 2017
Ochoco National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(541) 416-6500
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44.397° N, 121.063° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 28 Sites
(Up to people per site)