The best camping near Ochoco National Forest

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Ochoco National Forest adventure.

The best camping near Ochoco National Forest

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Ochoco National Forest adventure.

Camping near Ochoco National Forest

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Ochoco National Forest adventure.

Central Oregon hosts high mountains, thick pine forests, and lots of wilderness.  

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Back Side of Painted Hills Camping

1 site · RV, Tent320 acres · Mitchell, OR
This 320 acre plot of land on which you can hike anywhere has been in our family since 1993. Large, graveled spot for tents or two vehicles with excellent view for miles and miles and night star gazing. Primitive outhouse. Juniper forest with sage brush... basically high desert vegetation. We only allow one reservation per night, although there is lodging (reserved) at the log home almost out of sight up above you. 320 acres to hike and roam. Mitchell is 10 miles away with well stocked grocery and feed store, restaurants, small brewery, and tire shop. We give directions fairly quickly. Road is wide, but steep at top. 4 wheel drive is recommended. Very close to the Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National monument, Ochoco National Forest is seven miles. John Day River for swimming, rafting about 20 minutes. If you can book, it means you can drive on up with out contacting us.  As you drive in if at night, you will see a light on the outhouse.
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Bucking Horse Ranch

54 sites · RVs, Tents600 acres · Mitchell, OR
Come hike and enjoy the beautiful views of cougar mountain!Learn more about this land:Come hike and enjoy the beautiful views of cougar mountain in Mitchell Oregon. There is a lot of a lot of juniper on the property and you can also see john deer river canyonPLEASE CALL me to confirm details 2 days prior to your booking / before you arrive so that I can greet you and show you around.
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Buzzard's Roost

25 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Prineville, OR
Just five miles east of Post Oregon on highway 380, 1/4 mile on Pine creek and Antelope res. Rd (NF 17) Buzzard Roost Private Campground is a great getaway located in the surrounding areas of great fishing, Hunting, Biking, Hiking and just plain kicking back and enjoying Mother Nature. This is a new campground and was only open last year for a short while while in between developing the sites . It was chosen by a very reputable RV manufacturer and had a Television commercial shoot using Buzzards Roost Private Campground as the main site. There are twenty five active dry camp sites and twenty two pull through spaces for RV clamping. Please enjoy your stay
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Haystack Ranch

9 sites · RVs, Tents500 acres · Spray, OR
My family has owned the ranch since 1977. We bought it from my parents a few years ago to keep it in the family. We love living here, and although it is just the two of us working it, we are slowly getting it to what we want it to be. The house we live in is over 100 years old and used to be a stage coach stop back in the late 1800's to early 1900's, You can still see some of the old stage coach roads on the property, and we are trying to preserve those the best we can. Also in the early 1900's this ranch used to be the place to go on the fourth of July. People from all over would bring their prize horses to compete in a horse race for the name of the fastest horses around While others would bring picnic baskets to set back on the knoll in one of our fields to watch. Learn more about this land:We are a 500 Acre working ranch located in Beautiful East Central Oregon, We are Between The stunning Painted Hills, and Umatilla National Forest. Just a few miles away from the Gorgeous John Day River, where Rafting, Tubing, Fishing, Swimming is always a welcome retreat. A few miles above us is Bull Prairie Lake and the wonderful Umatilla National Forest where hiking, sight seeing and wildlife viewing is always available.
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Antelope Market Camping

5 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Antelope, OR
We are located in the heart of Antelope, a rural (near) Ghost town that is rich in history and culture. This particular property is currently being cleaned up and revitalized. We would like to open it up to dry camping only at this time as we are already seeing a huge influx of cyclists and motorcycles in the area and they have no place to camp. This is dry camping only until the facilities are improved. There is porta potty onsite next to the old Rajneesh bath house (Red and white building). In the image any spot that you can find in the near 2 acres of grass highlighted in orange is the designated areas.
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Desert Rose Private Campground

3 sites · Lodging2 acres · Prineville, OR
Welcome to our family's Private Campground - The Desert Rose. A boondocking site for you and your family to enjoy! We have a Yurt, a cabin, 3 RV/Travel trailer pads and 2 tent sites created here and plenty of room for everyone to have their own space yet be all together. You can book the entire campground, or just one of the units. Whether it's just you, or you're bringing a crew, we know you'll love it here! Our favorite hikes in the Central Oregon area is Smith Rocks and Chimney Rock. The Prineville reservoir is roughly a 12 minute drive and the starry nights here are something to behold. Up the road is the most unique petting zoo that we recently found! Find it and you might just be able to hold a baby kangaroo! Boondocking site means there is no hook-ups or running water so you'll want to bring in your own water and heat if you're here in the colder months. Your four legged furry family members are welcomed! They must be accompanied at all times and not left on the property alone. The dog run is for you to keep closer tabs on them while relaxing, not for leaving them while going into town or enjoying the area. The dirt is very soft and it wouldn't take very long for them to dig under to get out and go looking for you. The cabin or yurt is also not a pet storage area - with no power or AC, pets are not allowed to be left alone in the dwellings.
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B:30 Desert Destination

3 sites · Tents10 acres · Prineville, OR
Enjoy Cascade Mountain views during the day and unlimited stargazing at night.  Cook your own meals in the outdoor kitchen, featuring a propane stove and propane BBQ.  Camping is situated on 10 acres and just 10 minutes from the Crooked River, Prineville Reservoir and Millican Valley OHV Trail System .  A 15 minute drive will take you to a very scenic hike at Chimney Rock Trail.  Bend and Prineville are both a 30 minute drive away. The group tent site is on two separate-12' x 14' flat gravel pads and will accommodate tents of all reasonable sizes. The other two separate tent sites are roughly 20'x20' flat gravel pads and will accomodate 2 individual tents if needed. Wood fire bans are in effect year round. We do provide propane fire pits at each site as an alternative. Group site outdoor shower available Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
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Fish House Inn & RV Park

1 site · RV3 acres · Dayville, OR
Welcome to the eastern gateway of the John Day Fossil Beds, located just 9 miles from the Thomas Condon Paleontology Visitor Center and the Sheep Rock Unit. Experience relaxation at the Fish House Inn and RV Park surrounded by lush green grass and fruit trees. Enjoy activities like horseshoes or ping pong and pick up snacks at our Campstore. Take a refreshing swim in the South Fork River, only a few miles from here.
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High Desert Juniper

1 site · RV2 acres · Prineville, OR
Learn more about this land:Residence with Cascade views, birds, bunnies, quail and lizards mixed in.  Some privacy, close to Prineville Reservoir and 5 miles from downtown Prineville. House and shop are modern and well kept, site is almost flat with good tasting well water and of course juniper trees.
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Cascadia Farm Sanctuary

5 sites · Lodging, Tents40 acres · Pronghorn, OR
Learn more about this land: Enjoy a small working hay farm and animal sanctuary outside beautiful Bend, Oregon. We have amazing sunrises, sunsets, and star gazing on this 40-acre property. We have 11 goats and 2 Llamas, and we plan to enlarge our herd this year and take in other unwanted farm animals as needed. Note: This is an adults-only location. No children or dogs are allowed on the property. We have recently added two open-air A-Frames to the two campsites for your enjoyment. Both come with Gas firepits, lofts, and hammocks. We also have a new wood-burning sauna as an added feature and costs $20 per person for the duration of your stay.
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Sliger Overlook

1 site · RV, Tent32 acres · Prineville, OR
We are located on 32 forested acres, 10 miles north of Prineville and 1 mile from the Ochoco National Forest entrance. We are a south facing hillside lot that looks south down a farmland valley towards Prineville. The Ochocos encompasses 850,000 acres (3,440 km2) of rimrock, canyons, geologic oddities, dense pine forests, and high desert terrain, as well as the headwaters of the North Fork Crooked River. Our property has a 14 foot tall RV cover with picnic table and fire pit (when fires are allowed). The RV area has water and electrical hook up. An overlook area with amazing sunrise and sunset views is adjacent. We cater to outdoor enthusiasts that are visiting for hiking, fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities. We have pet dogs, donkeys, goats and kitties so we ask that guests are pet free when they visit.
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Jaybird Cabin

1 site · Lodging10 acres · Prineville, OR
Our property is tucked away off a quiet highway at the mouth of the Ochoco National Forest. It is a wonderful blend of dessert sage, Juniper and long poll pines and rolling forested hills. It really is where the dessert meets the forest in Central Oregon. We have a plethora of birds, frogs. toads, quail, deer and an occasional grey squirrel or jack rabbit who wonders over. The terrain is also hilly and adds to beautiful rise and fall of the forested property. Almost all 10 acers are wooded.
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You could spend weeks in the Ochoco Mountains and never see everything. Crooked River National Grassland leads up to majestic mountains. Peaks reach as high as 7,000 feet above sea level here. Everywhere you look, Mother Nature shows off her resplendent colors. Explore green pastures, verdant trees, deep blue rivers, and brown canyons.

Start with The Island. This plateau rises out of the confluence of the Deschutes and Crooked Rivers. Steins Pillar is a remnant of the volcanic activity that once dominated this area. It stands as a tower above the forest floor in the mountains.

Another unique treat is the herd of wild horses that roam freely. Choose from plenty of hiking trails in this national forest. If you'd rather drive, some areas have backcountry roads.

Choose from 27 campgrounds in this wilderness area. They vary from tent sites and RVs to yurts and cabins. Consider Walter Lake campground for a rustic retreat near a remote fishing lake.

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