Primitive camping is allowed on all Bureau of Land Management lands, unless otherwise marked. For a slightly more civilized camping experience, check out one of our favorite campgrounds.
Fish Lake Campground, approximately 7,400-feet of elevation, 20 miles from Frenchglen
Visitors will find 23 campsites among aspen stands and shore willows. Camping, swimming, picnicking, cross-country hiking and fishing in Fish Lake are the most popular activities in the area. Season: June to October.
Jackman Park Campground, approximately 7,800-feet elevation, three miles beyond Fish Lake
This small campground (six sites), located in aspen trees, offers some of the best fall color viewing on the mountain and is close to the Kiger Gorge Overlook. Season: June to October.
Page Springs Campground, approximately 4,200-foot elevation, three miles from Frenchglen
Thirty-six campsites sit under cottonwood and juniper trees near the Donner und Blitzen Wild and Scenic River at the base of Steens Mountain. A Blitzen River Trail trailhead is located within the campground. A volunteer camp host is generally onsite May through October to share information about the area. Page Springs Campground features concrete picnic tables and fire rings, ADA-approved water lines and faucets and an ADA-accessible restroom. Season: Year-round.
South Steens Family & Equestrian Campgrounds, approximately 18 miles from Highway 205 via the Steens Mountain Loop Road
Featuring 36 campsites with picnic tables and grills amid juniper and sage, this campground is close to the Historic Riddle Brothers Ranch, hiking trails and Little Blitzen and Big Indian gorges. Recreational stock (horses, mules, llamas, goats, etc.) are not allowed in the family portion of South Steens Campground, but are welcome at 15 equestrian sites complete with tie posts and small corrals. Season: May to November.
If you’re looking for quaint lodging, you’ll find it at the base of Steens Mountain.
Frenchglen Hotel, 60 miles south of Burns, Oregon on Highway 205
This historic hotel and their modern satellite, the Drover’s Inn, offer visitors a comfortable, quiet escape from a hectic world.