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Location and Access

Peavy Cabin Campground is situated within the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, which spreads across the states of Oregon and Idaho. It's nestled in the Wallowa Mountains, a subrange of the Rocky Mountains in northeastern Oregon. Access to the campground typically involves mountain roads that may require a vehicle capable of handling rough terrain, especially if traveling outside of the peak summer season.

Camping Facilities

Peavy Cabin Campground offers primitive camping experiences, meaning that facilities are basic and designed for those who are self-sufficient. Visitors can expect the following amenities:

  • Picnic tables
  • Fire rings
  • Pit toilets
  • Access to nearby trails and natural features

Note that there's no potable water available on-site, so campers must bring their own water supply. There are also no electrical hookups, sewer services, or dumping stations for RVs.


The campground is a hub for various outdoor activities, which include:

  • Hiking: There are numerous trails in the surrounding national forest, such as those leading into the Eagle Cap Wilderness where hikers can find alpine lakes, meadows, and scenic mountain vistas.
  • Wildlife Watching: The area is home to a variety of wildlife, such as deer, elk, and various bird species, including birds of prey.
  • Fishing: Nearby rivers and lakes provide opportunities for fishing, with species like trout and salmon being common catches.
  • Horseback Riding: Some trails are open to equestrian use, allowing campers to explore the backcountry on horseback.

Regulations and Safety

  • Permits: Depending on the time of year and specific activities, permits may be required for camping or entering certain wilderness areas.
  • Food Storage: Proper food storage is crucial in this area to avoid attracting bears and other wildlife.
  • Campfires: Restrictions on campfires may be imposed during high fire danger periods, so always check current regulations.
  • Weather Precautions: The weather can change rapidly in mountainous regions, so be prepared with appropriate gear and check forecasts regularly.
  • Leave No Trace: Campers are expected to follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize their impact on the environment.

Reservations and Fees

Peavy Cabin Campground may operate on a first-come, first-served basis, but it's advisable to check the latest information regarding reservations. There may be a nominal fee to camp, which contributes to the maintenance and conservation of the area.

Seasonal Access

The campground is generally open during the late spring through early fall months, but weather can extend or shorten the season. Snow often lingers into early summer in higher elevations and can return as early as September.

Contact Information

For the most accurate and current information, contact the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest office:

  • Phone: You can call the forest office for updates and further information.
  • Website: Visit the USDA Forest Service website dedicated to the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest for maps, alerts, and detailed campground information.
  • In-Person: Information can also be obtained by visiting local ranger stations.

To ensure a successful camping experience, always plan ahead, check current conditions, and respect the natural environment and its regulations.

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