Quiet Campground East of Prineville

Barnhouse Campground

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Forest Service Road 12, Mitchell, OR
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  • Picnicking
  • Restrooms

Located in the Ochoco Forest, Barnhouse Campground is welcomingly quiet and serene, nestled among some large ponderosa pine trees just a few miles from the main highway. It also hosts the trailhead for Barnhouse Trail (#813) located in the northwest corner of the campground and the site for day hikers’ adventures. Barnhouse is open year-round but access is subject to favorable weather conditions. There is no fee to camp at Barnhouse and it is a first come, first served facility. Sites can accommodate tents, camping trailers and RVs and there is a 14 day stay limit for all campers. No RVs over 25 feet are allowed and there is no dump station at Barnhouse. Site amenities include vault toilet and picnic tables but Barnhouse is a no water campground, so campers will need to bring their own supply. In the summer, settle in and listen to the coyotes and owls serenade you. Occasionally, local ranchers will graze their cattle nearby, adding to the evening “wildlife” show at Barnhouse.

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