Priest Hole Recreation Site

Sutton Mountain Back Country Byway, Near Mitchell, Oregon

Priest Hole Recreation Site does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Primitive camping opportunities exist within the Priest Hole area along the John Day Wild and Scenic River. Please help take care of this beautiful resource by using the restroom facilities, by packing out garbage including organics such as fruit peelings and nutshells, and by only driving and camping along open roads. A fire pan is required if having a campfire when fires are allowed in order keep the area pristine and attractive to others.

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Priest Hole is a local favorite for fishing and swimming. Stopping here is a natural part of a visit to the Painted Hills, Sutton Mountain Back Country Byway and eastern Oregon!

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