Camping Facts and Guidelines
- There is no fee for day use on the Malheur National Forest
- There is a 14 day camping limit in developed sites (developed campgrounds)
- A 30 day stay limit is in place for dispersed sites (non-developed campgrounds)
- All campgrounds are first come first serve except for the group camping site at Magone Lake. Reservations can be made at https://www.recreation.gov/
Many people enjoy the solitude and primitive experience of camping away from developed campgrounds and other campers. Dispersed camping is the term used for camping anywhere in the National Forest outside of a designated campground. Dispersed camping means there are no toilets, no picnic tables, no trash cans, no treated water, and no fire grates. Typically, dispersed camping is not allowed in the immediate vicinity of developed recreation areas such as campgrounds, boat ramps, picnic areas or trailheads. There are extra responsibilities and skills that are necessary for dispersed camping. It's your responsibility to know these before you try this new experience.
Grant County is one of the 36 counties in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2020 census, the population was 7,233, making it Oregon's fourth-least populous county. The county seat is Canyon City. It is named for President Ulysses S. Grant, who served as an army officer in the Oregon Territory, and at the time of the county's creation was a Union general in the American Civil War.
Grant County is included in the 8 county definition of Eastern Oregon.
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- Booking site: https://www.recreation.gov
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