North Fork Owyhee Wilderness

North Fork Owyhee Wilderness
In the North Fork Owyhee Wilderness
North Fork of the Owyhee River, North Fork Owyhee Wilderness

The North Fork Owyhee Wilderness is comprised of 43,413 acres in the drainage of the North Fork of the Owyhee River. The countryside here is a mix of deeply eroded canyons with steep walls separating plateaus covered with grasslands and dense sagebrush. A lot of the region is excellent habitat for pringhorn antelope, bighorn sheep, sage grouse and numerous raptors. Some of the deep-cut rhyolite and basalt canyon walls exceed 1,000' in height. Higher areas see a good cover of Ponderosa pine with juniper woodlands below that and big sagebrush below that.

Rivers in the wilderness offer rapids up to Class IV. The North Fork of the Owyhee River has about 15 miles designated as "wild and scenic river."

North Fork Campground, North Fork Owyhee Wilderness

The North Fork Campground is right off the Owyhee Uplands Back Country Byway about 27 miles southeast of Jordan Valley, Oregon. The campground is also right at the western boundary of the North Fork Owyhee Wilderness. This is a developed campground with seven primitive campsites with picnic tables, fire grates and one vault toilet. There's no potable water on-site and there's a seven-day stay limit. Most foklks use the campground in spring, summer and fall but the campground can be reached from the Oregon direction year-round.

North Fork Owyhee Wilderness map[
North Fork Owyhee Wilderness map
North Fork Owyhee Wilderness area mapSnake River Birds of Prey National Conservation AreaOwyhee Uplands Back Country BywayBruneau-Jarbridge Rivers WildernessBig Jacks Creek WildernessLittle Jacks Creek WildernessPole Creek WildernessOwyhee River Wilderness
North Fork Owyhee Wilderness location map
Photos and map courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management. Area map courtesy of National Geographic Topo!
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