Mecca Flat Campground

Situated on the banks of the Deschutes Wild and Scenic River, Mecca Flat Campground is located just a mile and a half from Oregon State HIghway 26 near Warm Springs. The site features 13 individual campsites and one group use area. The southern terminus of the 7-mile long Trout Creek Trail can be accessed directly from the campground.

Know Before You Go:

  • All campsites, including the group use area are open year-round on a first-come, first-served basis; no potable water is available.
  • The 1.6 mile Mecca Flat Road is narrow with few pullouts; use caution particularly when pulling a trailer.
  • Access the nearby non-motorized Trout Creek Trail which fronts the Deschutes Wild and Scenic River for 7 miles where it terminates at Trout Creek Campground.
  • Cell phone service is not available in the campground.
  • Goathead, also known as puncturevine, is present in the area; protect your pets and bicycle tires

Point of Interest:

The Deschutes Railroad ran on portions of the nearby Trout Creek trail and Mecca Flat Road for several decades, competing with the Oregon Trunk Railroad before abandonment in the early 20th century. Look for the historic, now-abandoned tunnel near Highway 26 - but stay clear of this degrading and unstable structure.
 

Photos

Mecca Flat Campground with rimrock
Mecca Flat Campground with rimrock
Looking down on Mecca Flat Campground and the Deschutes Wild & Scenic River.
Looking down on Mecca Flat Campground and the Deschutes Wild & Scenic River.
Basaltic rim rock above Mecca Flat Campground.
Basaltic rim rock above Mecca Flat Campground.
Fishing the “Lower D”
Fishing the “Lower D”

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Activities

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CAMPING
Iconograph of a fish head and a fishing hook on a line
FISHING
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HIKING
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PADDLING

Addresses

Prineville District Office
3050 NE 3rd Street
Prineville
Oregon
97754

Directions

From Madras, Oregon: Drive 12.4 miles north on State Highway 26. Immediately before the Deschutes River crossing, turn right and look for the brown Mecca Flat Road sign. Turn left on this road and drive another 1.6 miles to the site along the narrow single-lane road.

Fees

Day-Use/Trailhead: No fee.


Camping: $8.00/night fee applies Sunday through Thursday nights, Friday and Saturday night fee is $12.00/night, Group Sites are $25.00/night Sunday through Thursday nights, Friday and Saturday night fee is $35.00/night. May 15th September 15th. There is a $2.00 charge per extra vehicle (tow vehicles excluded).

Stay Limit

14 days.