Camping Near Prineville
Wildcat Campground Ochoco National Forest located near Mill Creek Wilderness is a cool forested fee campground that is relatively close to the town of Prineville. The Twin Pillars Trailhead is located adjacent to the campground providing access to Mill Creek Wilderness and Twin Pillars Trail (#832). A first-come-first-served facility, Wildcat offers tent camping, camping for trailers, picnic tables, four vault toilets, drinking water, and parking. For RV camping, there are variously sized parking spurs in each campsite, however, the two loops in the campground are tight, so RVs and trailers longer than 20 feet are not recommended, and although there may be parking for your vehicle there are no hook-ups offered. The campground offers 17 tent sites, each with a picnic table and a fire pit/grill, with most located adjacent to the East Fork of Mill Creek. No motorized vehicles or bicycles are permitted in wilderness areas, and there is a 14 day stay limit on all National Grassland and US Forest Service land including but not limited to campgrounds and other developed facilities. Per night, per site fee, is $15 for the first vehicle and $7 for each additional vehicle. The Wildcat Day Use area is located across Mill Creek from the parking lot and can be accessed via a wooden footbridge, and there is no fee for picnicking at this time. Picnic tables are anchored to the ground either singly or in group clusters and there are a few communal fire pits/grills in the first-come-first-serve day use area. The campground is closed in the winter, so check the website for details.