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Cottonwood Canyon State Park Campground Oregon

Cottonwood Canyon State Park Overview

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Cottonwood Canyon State Park campground has 28 campsites and 4 cabins. It is located next to John Day River in a beautiful canyon with soaring cliffs. Campsites 1-21 are large and spread out. Each of these have a parking pad, table, fire ring and grate. A few sites also have shade structures.  Campsites 22-28 are primitive tent-only walk in sites. One group sites is also available (tent only). Campground amenities include drinking water and vault toilets. There’s also a visitor center and day use area.

The campground is open year round and the campsites are first come first serve. The 4 cabins (Cliff Swallow, Steelhead, Bighorn and Rattlesnake) are reservable. Bighorn and Rattlesnake cabins are pet friendly.  The cabin are also has a modern bathhouse with flush toilets and hot showers.

Cottonwood Canyon State Park – Area Recreation

The park has a variety of activities to enjoy including fishing, rafting, kayaking and tubing on the John Day River. The J.S. Burres day-use area has a boat launch for rafts, kayaks, canoes and drift boats. Be sure to check water flow before you go.  There’s also miles of mixed-used trails throughout the park and another 10,000 acres of public land you can access.  Other activities include biking, horseback riding, picnicking, stargazing, wildlife viewing and explore the historic ranch structures at the park.

You may also be interested in Deschutes River SRA.

Reservations:

First Come, First Served

Amenities
  • Bathhouse
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hike/Bike Campsites
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets, Vault Toilets)
  • Showers
  • Visitor Center
Activities
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Rafting
  • River
  • Stargazing
  • Tubing
  • Wading
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
99989 OR-206
Wasco, Oregon 97065
541 394-0002
Campground Map

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Best Campsites

3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 13, 16, 17

Regions
Campsite Types
  • Cabin
  • Group
  • Hike/Bike
  • Primitive
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

1,920

# of Campsites:

29 + 4 cabins

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