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part ofMalheur National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Fri Oct 30 2015   Season Dates


Idlewild Campground is the perfect place for large gatherings in any weather. In sun, rain or snow, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors while spending time with friends and family.

The campground is situated along Highway 395 north of Burns, Oregon. In the summer, it is popular with hikers and mountain bikers. In the winter, visitors can snowmobile and cross-country ski.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated at an elevation of 5,000 feet in a large stand of Ponderosa pines. The group shelter sits near a meadow within Idlewild Campground.

The Malheur National Forest encompasses 1.46 million acres in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon. The forest's dramatic landscapes include the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, with 9,038' Strawberry Mountain, which extends east to west through the heart of the forest, and the Monument Rock Wilderness along the eastern boundary.


Idlewild offers opportunities for camping, picnicking, hiking and mountain biking. Devine Summit Trail begins within the campground. Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing bring visitors to the area in the winter.


Idlewild contains one accessible, group day-use picnic shelter available for reservations for up to 75 people. It is equipped with picnic tables, a campfire circle and grills. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Individual sites for overnight camping are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is located a short drive from Burns, Oregon.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Campfire Circles
  • Cross-country Skiing
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Snowmobile Trails
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • A Sno-Park Pass is required from December 1 to April 30; click here for details
  • No off-road vehicles allowed in the campground
  • Click here for more information on the Malheur National Forest

  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.79972, -118.98889
43°47'59"N, 118°59'20"W

From the city of Burns, Oregon, take U.S. Highway 395 approximately 17 miles north. There are signs for the campground 1/2-mile from the site in both directions.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HINES  OR  97738

Phone Number:

Information:  (541)573-4300
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