Chukar Park Campground, Oregon

Quiet little campground tucked away on the North Fork of the Malheur River.

Chukar Park Campground - BLM Campground, near Juntura, OR: Site #6 (18 RV sites total) - This site has: water nearby. Campground Notes: flush toilets • vault toilets • river access • trails nearby • 3,111’ elevation. May 17th - 18th. Miles driven: 193 (tap on mileage to see route).

• Campground dated, but clean.
• Quiet (we were the only ones there).
• Most sites near the river were not suitable for motorhomes.

Overall Experience: neutral

We were missing the road, so we decided to take a mini road trip to Oregon's Northeast section of the state to check it out. Chukar Park was our first stop. The campground was about six miles off the main highway, down a gravel road that was actually in very good condition. We had our choice of campsites and chose one that backed up to the river.

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Located along the North Fork of the Malheur River, about six miles north of the small town of Juntura, Oregon, lies Chukar Park Campground - a hidden gem managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This peaceful campground offers a welcome respite for travelers exploring the rugged high desert landscape of eastern Oregon.

Tranquility in Nature
Chukar Park features 19 campsites that can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents of all sizes. The sites are situated in an open, rolling sagebrush landscape, providing ample opportunities for birdwatching and small game hunting. Campers can enjoy the soothing sounds of the North Fork Malheur River, which flows alongside the campground.

Nearby Amenities
While the campground itself is a tranquil oasis, the nearby town of Juntura provides a few additional amenities for visitors. Juntura, population just over 100, is a small but welcoming community that serves as a convenient stopping point along U.S. Highway 20. Here, campers can find:

  • A gas station
  • A small market
  • A few local restaurants

These options allow campers to stock up on supplies or grab a bite to eat.

Outdoor Recreation Opportunities
For those seeking to explore the surrounding area, Chukar Park Campground provides easy access to:

  • A network of roads and trails suitable for hiking and mountain biking
  • Off-highway vehicle use opportunities

The campground is also located within the Malheur National Forest, offering opportunities for further outdoor adventures.

Comfortable Camping Experience
One of the unique features of Chukar Park is that it is the only BLM campground in the Vale District that currently has toilet facilities, making it a more comfortable option for campers. The campground is open year-round, though access may be limited during the winter months due to weather conditions.

Your Perfect Getaway
Whether you're looking for a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life or a starting point for your eastern Oregon adventures, Chukar Park Campground and the nearby town of Juntura provide a welcoming and scenic destination.

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