16 October 2015

Campground Review - Boondocking near Painted Hills OR

Boondocking site - Mitchell OR

Our site on the left as you go in the gate

Why we chose here? It is close to the Painted Hills unit of the John Day Fossil Bed National Monument

Location: Burnt Ranch Road. About 1.5 miles from the corner of the Ochoco Highway and Burnt Ranch Road. It is 4.5 miles to the Painted Hills. You can see it from the road, you can't miss it.

View from out site

There are two other BLM campgrounds further on past the Painted Hills unit. If you go to the BLM branch in Prineville they will give you a map which shows all camping and services in the area. This one is not marked on the map.

Sites: about 6. When you drive in, you have the choice or right or left. The right one is on a bit of a slope and you will probably have the area to yourself. This is the one we stayed in.

Facilities: None

Groceries: Shop before you come

Reservations: No

Cell Coverage / WiFi: None, the nearest cell/data service is at Mitchell about 3 miles from the turn off the main highway.

Price Paid: $0

Date of visit: Mid October 2015

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