Description

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
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
28 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Skull Hollow Campground.

Beach
Cave
Desert
Forest
Lake
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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The vibe at Skull Hollow Campground

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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.

Skull Hollow Campground
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 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.

Each campsite has a firepit and a picnic table! Campsites near the Not a ton of options for you hammock dwellers but you will find a way ;) Maybe if you are lucky, someone will serenade you awake! Not a bad way to start the day.
Hipcamper Elle H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 26th, 2017
Park
Ochoco National Forest
State
Oregon
Country
United States
Phone Number
(541) 416-6500
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
44.397° N, 121.063° W
$5/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 28 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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