Cottonwood Canyon


brochure Cottonwood Canyon - Campground

Campground Brochure and Map for Cottonwood Canyon State Park (SP) in Oregon. Published by Oregon State Parks.

CAMPGROUND Year-round camping The Pinnacles Trail (5 miles) and the Lost Corral Trail (4.3 miles), follow either side of the John Day River downstream. The Lost Corral Trail, leaving from JS Burres, is open to hikers, bikers and equestrians. The Pinnacles Trail, leaving from the end of the campground, is open to bikers and hikers. (max site size is 75 feet). Available first-come, first-served Group tent camp for up to 25 people Four rustic cabins Potable water Flush restroom with showers Hiker/biker camp with seven sites, picnic tables and vault toilets Reservable Day-use Area • Picnic shelter • Shade shelter • Flush restroom J.S. Burres Boat Launch • • River Access Vault toilet River recreation, fishing and hunting Latitude: 45.483785 N Longitude: -120.458778 W 1-800-551-6949 Explore trails by boot, bike or on horseback ottonwood Canyon State Park is rugged and vast, from the vertical cliffs carved by the John Day River to deep canyons and arid, rocky grasslands that extend for miles in all directions. In addition to camping, the park’s 8,000-plus acres are open for hiking, boating, horseback riding, fishing and hunting. Come explore and contemplate the elemental forces that carved this unique landscape. • • • • • Cottonwood Canyon State Park 99989 Highway 206, Wasco, OR 97065 541-394-0002 calling the park at 541-394-0002. C • 21 primitive sites for tents and self-contained RV’s Cottonwood Canyon State Park Park Information: The iconic John Day River is a long, remote, natural river system, with 252 undammed miles. The lower John Day River offers one of the best wild spring and fall steelhead runs in Northeast Oregon. Anglers also come for catfish and smallmouth bass. J.S. Burres, across the river, is a popular boat launch for rafts, kayaks, canoes and drift boats. The park is also open to hunting outside the developed area. It is the responsibility of the hunter to stay current on regulations. Smoking in Oregon State Parks is allowed only in personal vehicles, RVs, campsites and portions of day use parks along state highways that are designated as safety rest areas by the Oregon Department of Transportation. 63400-9844 (4/19) Hikers can enjoy the Hard Stone Trail, which heads upstream 1.5 miles one way. Or, you can strike out on your own along old, unmaintained ranching roads that lead into the back country. Wild and natural Visitors may see Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, coyotes, white-tailed jackrabbit, big horn sheep, and all manner of smaller mammals. Both migratory and resident bird populations are a treat, especially for raptor lovers. The rocky landscape also invites reptiles, including at least six species of lizards, western rattlesnakes and various nonvenomous snakes. April and May put on a show of wildflowers. Colum Stay safe Cottonwood Canyon is remote, rugged and deliberately undeveloped. A few basic steps can help you stay safe. Have a plan for your day, and tell somebody about it. There is no cell phone coverage anywhere in the park. Carry plenty of water—20 ounces per hour for hiking in hot sun; potable water is available only at the developed day use area and in the campground. The Dalles bi iver a R Cottonwood Canyon State Park Wasco ay Rive John D r Cottonwood Canyon Reserve the picnic shelter nine months to one day in advance by J.S. Burres Condon Rattlesnakes and cougars live here. Leave the snakes alone; they will not bite unless threatened. To avoid cougars, always hike in groups and make noise to announce your presence. Report any cougar sightings to park staff. Ticks are most active in spring and early summer and live in long grass and brush. The best defenses are vigilance and avoidance. Support your parks by becoming a member of the Oregon State Parks Foundation. Free 12-month day-use parking permit with your membership. Pinn acl es T rail ( 4  )miles)   12 • Campground quiet hours are between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., including generator use. Park office and maintenance area To Wasco 15 miles • Vehicles must be parked on the gravel parking pads. • Pets must be physically restrained at all times when not confined in a vehicle or tent. Leashes must be no longer than six feet. All waste must be properly removed. ne Trail Hard Sto 5 (1. es) m il  To Hunting Area To Condon 25 miles 3m il e Check in after 4 p.m., check out by 1 p.m.     Lo st Co l rra Tra il ( 4. J.S. 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